Live Review – Arcade Fire
The Canadians confirm their place among the decade’s best bands in typically spectacular fashion
America’s incurable illness
Parkland might seem to have shaken the United States, but the gun debate will go on as insoluble as ever
Album review: Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy
Will Toledo takes on modern masculinity to confirm his band as one of the best in indie-rock right now
Why Tottenham can’t be trusted
Spurs fan Will Baldwin-Pask ponders: are they just style over substance?
Review: Daphni – ‘Joli Mai’
Dan Snaith aka Caribou struggles to find rhythm or rest place on perplexing second album as Daphni
Album: ‘A Deeper Understanding’ – The War on Drugs
The classic rock revivalists return with more grand structures, more guitar solos and more songs than necessary
Summer 2017 Review: Westeros vs. The West Wing
How the gory, magical escapism of ‘Game of Thrones’ lost out to a White House in chaos
‘Villains’ – Queens of the Stone Age
On their seventh album, the ever-strong survivors of alternative rock try new things with the same old successes
General Elections 2017: Don’t forget to v-sign
The British people keep calling the government’s bluff, so why are they still going all-in?
Live: Tom Misch
Your girlfriend’s favourite new producer takes his bedroom-made beats to stage via the best means possible – jazz.
Album: Kings of Leon – ‘WALLS’
The one-time ‘biggest band in the world’ have little to lose or prove with their seventh output: Will the Nashville boys regain their title?
Manning up with a meat-free method
I was in a dark place, like Charlie Sheen, or a Chilean miner
Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ready to Die” – A Modern Feminist Masterpiece?
19 years since Biggie Smalls’ death, can we interpret one of rap’s classics as an unlikely take on feminism?
Live review: Red Bull Culture Clash
Manchester hosts the semi-final of the nation’s most manic live music competition. The winner takes all—including a claim to best new act in the city. There can only be one
Floating Points – A Tale of Two Sets
Manchester-born Floating Points takes on the challenge of a live set followed by four hours at Hidden in the space of one night. But who would prevail: the producer, or the DJ?
First our toilet paper, whatever will be next?
Will Baldwin-Pask serves us up a steaming pile of bile as he takes the university’s waste management problems to the cleaners
Feminism and the new threat to equality
Will Baldwin-Pask argues that the debate surrounding gender equality can exclude men from something that they should, and need to be a part of
Go to an Algiers gig and then tell us music isn’t political enough in 2015. We dare you