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Jacob Broughton-Glerup

Jacob Broughton-Glerup

Jacob Broughton-Glerup is a music journalist and avid music fan from Sheffield interested in all things lyrical and odd.

Fat White Family’s Lias Saoudi is circling around the Post-Punk cul-de-sac

Fat White Family’s Lias Saoudi is circling around the Post-Punk cul-de-sac

Now that Fat White family have returned with ‘Forgiveness Is Yours’, lead-singer Lias Saoudi has a lot more to say about post-punk, lyricism, and being a Londoner
Sour Grapes Records’ ‘Meltchester’: Mancunion music community at its finest

Sour Grapes Records’ ‘Meltchester’: Mancunion music community at its finest

Manchester’s own Sour Grapes Records brings Meltchester to town again at Projekts Skatepark
Fat White Family – Forgiveness is Yours: Reconfigured family come back to the fore

Fat White Family – Forgiveness is Yours: Reconfigured family come back to the fore

Five years on from their previous LP, Fat White Family return to the fore with ‘Forgiveness Is Yours’ without songwriter Saul Adamczewski
Post-Punk: Why it needs to die, and what’s next

Post-Punk: Why it needs to die, and what’s next

Having dominated the focus of alternative radio for several years, Post-Punk has reached peak saturation and must make way for something new
Main Library Musings – Rant column #2

Main Library Musings – Rant column #2

Edition #2 of the Opinion section’s rant column. Fuelled by sweaty palms and jabbing fingers on our keyboards, we lament three issues facing students: the library, buses, and supermarkets
Khruangbin’s LP, A LA SALA: Slight shifts make all the difference

Khruangbin’s LP, A LA SALA: Slight shifts make all the difference

Texan three-piece instrumentalists Khruangbin return with their newest LP, A LA SALA, demonstrating that a band can grow with the most subtle of changes
Chrysalis Records live in Manchester: Marika Hackman and Gia Ford take Gorilla

Chrysalis Records live in Manchester: Marika Hackman and Gia Ford take Gorilla

The London-based independent record label Chrysalis Records put their best foot forwards at Manchester’s own Gorilla, with rising starlet Gia Ford and the brilliant Marika Hackman
A beginner’s guide to Manchester’s local music scene

A beginner’s guide to Manchester’s local music scene

Manchester’s local music scene has never been short of exciting acts, and this is none more evident than right now, with acts such as Fruit, Die Kai Die, Tigers and Flies, and Evie Eve
Remembering: Shane MacGowan

Remembering: Shane MacGowan

Following his untimely passing on the 30th of November 2023, The Mancunion looks back on Shane MacGowan’s incredible artistic output across his life
King Krule live in Manchester: “And hate runs through my blood”

King Krule live in Manchester: “And hate runs through my blood”

King Krule stomped his way through a career-spanning set at a sold-out Manchester Academy
King Krule returns to Manchester on his UK tour: All you need to know

King Krule returns to Manchester on his UK tour: All you need to know

Archy Marshall, better known as the titanic King Krule, returns to Manchester Academy on the 7th October
Squid: “We’re not really too worried about everything making perfect sense”

Squid: “We’re not really too worried about everything making perfect sense”

Ahead of a European tour to support the release of their sophomore album O’Monolith, Anton Pearson of Squid sat down to chat all things music, literature, and the climate with The Mancunion
‘Adventures in Limbo’: Fat White Family’s Saul Adamczewski wanders into the acoustic abyss

‘Adventures in Limbo’: Fat White Family’s Saul Adamczewski wanders into the acoustic abyss

Five years on from the ground-breaking, disturbed pop of Insecure Men’s eponymous debut, and four years on from Fat White Family’s last release, Adamczewski takes charge on another project: ‘Adventures in Limbo’. An honest, acoustic look at that same sly, gap-toothed grimace.
Preview: Saul Adamczewski on a solo return to Manchester’s Night and Day Cafe

Preview: Saul Adamczewski on a solo return to Manchester’s Night and Day Cafe

Saul Adamczewski, tortured genius of anarcho-rock group Fat White Family and the disparate pop act Inscure Men, returns to Manchester’s Night and Day Cafe, this time with an album all of his own. Introducing, ‘Adventures in Limbo’.
Shame on Food for Worms, touring and an encounter with Mark E. Smith

Shame on Food for Worms, touring and an encounter with Mark E. Smith

Just after the release of the post-punk band’s third record, The Mancunion’s Alex Cooper and Jacob Broughton-Glerup sit down with Shame to talk all things music: touring, the new record and Christmas singles.
‘Post-post-punk’: Shame mature with the release of ‘Food for Worms’

‘Post-post-punk’: Shame mature with the release of ‘Food for Worms’

Two years on from their angular sophomore release ‘Drunk Tank Pink’, Shame return with ‘Food for Worms’; an album of rounded edges, but the same sharp wit
“Uncompromising and unapologetic”: The Brian Jonestown Massacre take over Manchester’s O2 Ritz

“Uncompromising and unapologetic”: The Brian Jonestown Massacre take over Manchester’s O2 Ritz

To promote their 20th studio album The Future is Your Past, The Brian Jonestown Massacre bring their unique brand of chaos to the O2 Ritz
In conversation with Gia Ford

In conversation with Gia Ford

Coming off the back of her first Manchester performance, The Mancunion sits down to discuss all things music with new Chrysalis signing, Gia Ford
The Brian Jonestown Massacre return to Manchester

The Brian Jonestown Massacre return to Manchester

Just over 30 years after the release of their first single, The Brian Jonestown Massacre prepare for the release of their 20th studio album, The Future is Your Past
Will silence Hit the North? – Night & Day Café and The Leadmill facing closure

Will silence Hit the North? – Night & Day Café and The Leadmill facing closure

Two historic Northern venues, Night & Day Café in Manchester and The Leadmill in Sheffield, face closure – can we let these brilliant venues die?