Live Review: Sam Fender at Manchester Academy
Kicking off his UK tour in Manchester in impeccable style, James Carroll reviews Sam Fender at Manchester Academy
Live Review: Reverend and the Makers at Manchester Academy
James Carroll discusses his disappointment of the Reverend and The Maker’s Manchester gig, due to an overly-aggressive crowd and poor sound issues
Live Review: Two Door Cinema Club at Victoria Warehouse
Two Door put in a solid performance, padding out the set with crowd-pleasers and big hits – a social currency the crowd seemed happy to trade in
Opinion: Is Manchester’s music scene still thriving?
James Carroll talks you through the histroy of Manchester’s iconic music scene and the bands that shaped it, from golden oldies Joy Division to one of the biggest bands in the world right now, The 1975
Live Review: City Calm Down at Soup Kitchen
James Carroll gives his verdict on the atmospheric Australian synth-pop group City Calm Down and reviews their most recent performance at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen
Album Review: Hypersonic Missiles by Sam Fender
James Carroll reviews Sam Fenders latest album, with themes political, riffs lyrical, and a Brit Award’s critics choice.