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Rachel Connolly

Rachel Connolly

Festival: Sónar 2015

The Mancunion’s own Rachel Connolly has her mind blown by Sónar’s electronic extravaganza

Album: The Staves – If I Was

The Staves build on their folk-rock formula on their second album

Live: The Chief Of Seattle

The Chief of Seattle are surprisingly, bafflingly good

Live: The War On Drugs

Adam Granduciel deliberately sticks pins in the map of American musical history and draws a contorted line to his own music

Interview: Southern

Rachel Connolly talks to Southern about sibling relationships, busking in Belfast and the album concept

Live: Angus & Julia Stone

Angus & Julia Stone perform a dully repetitive set

Live: Phox

Phox soldier on through a sparsely attended show with class and composure

Live: Wolf Alice

The London foursome perfectly encompass the spirit of good old fashioned pop

Interview: Wolf Alice

Rachel Connolly catches up with the London rockers ahead of their Club Academy show

Live: Tall Ships

Performing at the intimate Soup Kitchen, Tall Ships capsize with a shipwreck of a performance

Preview: Darkside

Darkside play the Ritz on March 27th

Interview: Rey Pila

Rachel Connolly speaks with Rey Pila about their influences and decision to anglicise their music

Live: Fat Freddy’s Drop

The 7-man outfit excel themselves in a live setting.

Live: Frank Turner

Despite a more mainstream album approach, Turner is still the fame outcast his fans love

Mancunion Recommends (then): Lou Reed – Transformer (1972)

While musically the album is interesting, Reed’s coyly clever lyrics are the star of Transformer

A run down of this weeks singles

This week won’t make history but ‘How Do You Do’ and ‘It’s Only Love’ are pop at its best!