The musical polymath Damon Albarn needs no introduction. The Britpop legend, master producer, world music connoisseur, and co-founder of the most successful virtual band of all time is never one to shy away from experimentation. For two consecutive July evenings (12th & 13th July), Albarn takes attendees of Manchester International Festival on a musical voyage […]
Annie Clark, aka St Vincent’s highly anticipated sixth studio album Daddy’s Home has finally arrived, and it certainly surpasses expectations. Clark continues to experiment and reinvent herself on this album, as with 2014’s Grammy-winning St Vincent and 2017’s Masseduction. Unlike its predecessors, this record delves masterfully into the sounds of soul and funk. It begs […]
History was made on Sunday 2nd May as 5,000 concertgoers gathered under the Big Top at Liverpool’s glorious Sefton Park. They were there to experience the UK’s first concert with no face masks and no social distancing in thirteen months. It is the third of three Pilot events held in Liverpool between April 30th and […]
Hailed as a “raw and thrilling new talent”, Freya Beer mixes poetic lyrics inspired by Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski. With a distinct gothic sound influenced by Nick Cave and the films of David Lynch. With a string of stellar singles under her belt already, music critic John Hobbs predicts a Mercury Prize for Freya. […]
Mancunion contributor Sarah Taylor sits down with Sub Cultures to discuss recording their self titled EP.
Following their Mercury Prize-winning magnum opus Visions of a Life was never going to be an easy feat. But Wolf Alice have once again surpassed themselves with third album Blue Weekend. Here the London 4-piece blend dream pop and shoegaze with indie, folk, and punk rock, creating a kaleidoscopic collection of musings on love, fame, […]
Contributor Sarah Taykor takes a deep dive into Squid’s debut album – Bright Green Field’
After supporting local heroes Aslan and recording in the prestigious Abbey Road and Metropolis Studios in London, Dublin duo Hawke the Band return with their triumphant single ‘Molly’. The group consists of friends Richie Power on vocals and keyboards, and Eoghan Mac Mahon on vocals and guitar. Hailed as “gorgeous indie-filled pop” by Talk About […]