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Patrick Hinton

Patrick Hinton

Festival: Bugged Out! Weekender

The experience they have in throwing parties was telling and all aspects of the festival from production to pricing were first-rate

Live: Cage The Elephant

Cage The Elephant certainly put on a good show

Preview: Bugged Out Weekender

A look at the forthcoming Bugged Out Weekender

Review: Pangaea – The Lost City

Pangaea showcases Manchester’s musical diversity

Club: Hi Ku presents Graeme Park

On a night of difficult circumstances, Hi Ku prove their adeptness as promoters and host a good party

Feature: Sankeys Returns

Like a Phoenix from the flames…

Club: Triangular & Heavy Rain presents Jacques Greene

Greene proves himself to be as adept a DJ as he is a producer

Interview: Mount Kimbie

Patrick Hinton speaks to Mount Kimbie about life on tour, the ubiquity of ‘Made To Stray’ and collaboration with other artists – including the legendary DJ Koze

Live: Mount Kimbie

In a live setting their songs are reworked into elaborate constructions involving any number of guitar pedals and synthesizer settings; the effect is thrilling.

Top 5 Songs… in the field of Pulling

A tale of courtship and romance

Album: Los Campesinos! – No Blues

Los Campesinos! produce their worst album yet

Album: Special Request – Soul Music

Man of the moment Paul Woolford unleashes his debut album as ‘Special Request’

Opinion: Politics and Pettiness

From Azealia Banks to Pussy Riot, musicians have a lot to say for themselves.

Opinion: Scuba vs. Zomby

Patrick Hinton takes the side of one of electronic music’s most controversial figures.

Review: Dimensions Festival

Whilst only in its second year, Dimensions establishes itself as one of the finest festivals around.

Ultimate guide to Freshers’ Week 2013.

For thinking outside the freshers pack.

Live: xxxy & Huxley

xxxy delivers a solid homecoming set as Huxley justifies his repuation as one of the biggest names in UK house

New: Crystal Castles – (III)

The enigmatic Canadians continue to evolve on their third studio effort

Live: Japandroids at Sound Control

The most thrilling Canadian two-piece since Death from Above 1979 doled out a dose of rock n’ roll euphoria

Live: Why? at Central Methodist Hall

Why? bring their unique blend of hip hop and folk to one of Manchester’s more eccentric venues.