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Samuel Ward

Samuel Ward

Interview: Fightstar

Samuel Ward chats with Alex Westaway about the future of Fightstar

Live: All We Are

Samuel Ward gets lost in the falsetto dreamscape of All We Are

Preview: Muse

The stadium giants to bring the noise to Manchester Academy

Live: Viet Cong

Viet Cong’s set is precise but fundamentally unimaginative


Manchester’s finest poet-rockers bring their divine live show to one of Manchester’s finest pub/venues

Album: Superfood – Don’t Say That

Superfood manage to produce a debut album which is both thorough and fucking fun

Live: St. Vincent

Despite lacking the key ingredients of a standout performance, St Vincent’s set confirms the Albert Hall’s ability to enhance a musically sound performance

Live: Silverclub

Silverclub turn the Deaf Institute into a neon-coloured mush of grooviness.

Interview: Silverclub

Samuel Ward caught Manchester’s own “fucked up disco band” ahead of their EP launch at the Deaf Institute last Friday.

Feature: The M20 Collective

Meet The M20 Collective – Manchester’s creative community collaborating for mutual benefit

Live: Washed Out

Washed Out’s summery chillwave doesn’t cut it on a cold Tuesday night in Manchester

Top 5 Songs… About Names

Samuel Ward reflects on the best songs about other icons.

Top 5 Songs… about sex

Sam Ward keeps his mind in the gutter

Album: Anna Calvi – One Breath

Anna Calvi retains the powerful formula of sex, passion and energy for her second album.

Live: NME Awards Tour 2013

Django Django, Miles Kane, Palma Violets and Peace comprised the bill for the famous jaunt’s newest incarnation

New: Biffy Clyro – Opposites

The Scottish rockers return with a massive new record – in every sense of the word

Live: Band of Skulls

The Southampton trio bring some good old-fashioned rock and roll to the Ritz

Muse: The 2nd Law – Review

Warner Bros; 2012 8/10