Alex Cooper

Alex Cooper

Writer for the Mancunion, covering music and gigs in the Manchester area. Once walked past Nick Cave abroad. I’m contactable via Twitter (@alex_cooper25) and Instagram (@ale.xcooper).

Sigur Ros move and exhilarate at O2 Apollo Manchester

Sigur Ros move and exhilarate at O2 Apollo Manchester

The Icelandic post-rockers return to O2 Apollo Manchester to celebrate their illustrious 25-year career
In conversation with Syd Minsky-Sargeant of Working Men’s Club

In conversation with Syd Minsky-Sargeant of Working Men’s Club

We sit down with the band’s frontman to discuss their latest album and upcoming show at Manchester Academy
DMA’s return to Manchester, and it is like they never left

DMA’s return to Manchester, and it is like they never left

New South Wales’ DMA’s hit Manchester Academy on their three-date mini tour of the UK
“Beautiful and timeless”: Bob Dylan brings Rough and Rowdy Ways to Manchester

“Beautiful and timeless”: Bob Dylan brings Rough and Rowdy Ways to Manchester

Bob Dylan gives a masterclass in showmanship in the intimate, no-phones setting of the Apollo.
“If anybody ever asks us, let’s tell them we met in Manchester”: Frank Turner inspires at the Academy

“If anybody ever asks us, let’s tell them we met in Manchester”: Frank Turner inspires at the Academy

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls stop off for show 2700 in Manchester, with support from Pet Needs and more
The Orielles showcase a new direction at Stoller Hall

The Orielles showcase a new direction at Stoller Hall

Halifax trio The Orielles trade psychedelic-rock for a darker, distorted sound, aided by The Northern Session Collective Orchestra at Stoller Hall
The Mancunion’s Music Section pick their Mercury Prize winners

The Mancunion’s Music Section pick their Mercury Prize winners

With Tuesday’s Mercury Prize ceremony boasting a plethora of magnificent albums, the Mancunion’s Music Section have picked their winners
Live review: Maxïmo Park entertain at Manchester Academy

Live review: Maxïmo Park entertain at Manchester Academy

Indie favourites Maxïmo Park play a set of non-stop bangers at Manchester Academy, with support from Pip Blom
DMA’s release new single ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’

DMA’s release new single ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’

Australian indie rockers DMA’s have released the new single ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’, a standalone ahead of their UK tour in October
Kasabian proceed with flare on ‘The Alchemist’s Euphoria’

Kasabian proceed with flare on ‘The Alchemist’s Euphoria’

Alex Cooper reviews the seventh studio album from Kasabian.
Dry Cleaning release enigmatic new single, ‘Anna Calls From The Arctic’

Dry Cleaning release enigmatic new single, ‘Anna Calls From The Arctic’

Alex Cooper digs deep into the new Dry Cleaning track, ‘Anna Calls From the Arctic’ ahead of forthcoming album Stumpwork.
Album Review: Jamie T proposes ‘The Theory Of Whatever’

Album Review: Jamie T proposes ‘The Theory Of Whatever’

Jamie T’s new album ‘Theory of Whatever’ does not disappoint. The Mancunion reviews the indie king’s fifth album.
Track Review: Bloodhound – Illuminations

Track Review: Bloodhound – Illuminations

Alex Cooper reviews ‘Illuminations’, the new single from Hull rockers Bloodhound.
Bonobo lights up Victoria Warehouse, with a little help from his friends

Bonobo lights up Victoria Warehouse, with a little help from his friends

Alex Cooper reviews a headline show from electronic maestro Bonobo at the O2 Victoria Warehouse.
Live Review: It’s Good to Be Back with Metronomy

Live Review: It’s Good to Be Back with Metronomy

Alex Cooper reviews Metronomy’s triumphant return to Manchester.
Hook present new single, ‘I Want to See You Tonight’

Hook present new single, ‘I Want to See You Tonight’

Alex Cooper reviews latest single ‘I Want to See You Tonight’ by Dublin Trio Hook.
Live review: Partying with Thundercat at Manchester Academy 

Live review: Partying with Thundercat at Manchester Academy 

Alex Cooper reviews Thundercat’s unmissable set at Manchester Academy on his long anticipated ‘It Is What It Is’ tour.
From Reeling to The Ronettes, The Mysterines show their quality at Band On The Wall

From Reeling to The Ronettes, The Mysterines show their quality at Band On The Wall

Merseyside rockers The Mysterines deliver an enthralling night of music at Band on the Wall.
Album Review: Reeling by The Mysterines

Album Review: Reeling by The Mysterines

Alex Cooper reviews The Mysterines’ explosive debut album ‘Reeling’.
Fontaines D.C. deliver powerful new single ‘I Love You’

Fontaines D.C. deliver powerful new single ‘I Love You’

Fontaines D.C., since the release of their debut album Dogrel, have gone from strength to strength. Acclaimed albums, sold-out tours, and a residency at Manchester Academy for three nights seem like light work for the five-piece. Cementing their place at the forefront of the post-punk revival, all eyes are on them for their next steps. […]

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