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BAD DREAMS at New Century Hall: All you need to know
7th May 2024

BAD DREAMS at New Century Hall: All you need to know

Everything you need to know about BAD DREAMS ahead of the eleven band extravaganza at the end of May
Sloucho’s Debut Album, ‘NPC’: Bouncy, wobbly, and dreamy
6th May 2024

Sloucho’s Debut Album, ‘NPC’: Bouncy, wobbly, and dreamy

Sloucho’s debut album transforms you into an NPC as he leads you through an adventure of stunning styles and sonics – a breaking of boundaries the UK electronic scene needed
Olivia Dean live in Manchester: A joyful “warm hug” in performance
2nd May 2024

Olivia Dean live in Manchester: A joyful “warm hug” in performance

Performing songs from her debut album and beyond, Olivia Dean wowed Manchester’s Saturday-night crowd with a mix of joyful performance and stunning vocals
Post-Punk: Why it needs to die, and what’s next
1st May 2024

Post-Punk: Why it needs to die, and what’s next

Having dominated the focus of alternative radio for several years, Post-Punk has reached peak saturation and must make way for something new
Tate McRae live in Manchester: A pop megastar in the making
30th April 2024

Tate McRae live in Manchester: A pop megastar in the making

At just 20 years old, pop sensation Tate McRae delivers an incredible live performance in Manchester for her THINK LATER world tour
Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department: The New Testament (Taylor’s Version)
30th April 2024

Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department: The New Testament (Taylor’s Version)

For those who are willing to commit to the journey, The Tortured Poets Department is an indie-Swift Bible
Priya Ragu Live in Manchester: A genre blending masterclass at Night and Day
29th April 2024

Priya Ragu Live in Manchester: A genre blending masterclass at Night and Day

Swiss-Tamil artist Priya Ragu brought her powerful grooves to Night and Day, inspiring more than just music out of its audience
Northern Music Awards 2024: Celebrating breakthrough acts, chart-topping superstars, and the people behind the scenes
25th April 2024

Northern Music Awards 2024: Celebrating breakthrough acts, chart-topping superstars, and the people behind the scenes

Celebrating northern music in all of its charm, Nordoff and Robbins host the 2024 Northern Music Awards in Manchester’s city centre
Vampire Weekend: Indie experimenters push the boundaries on exceptional new release
24th April 2024

Vampire Weekend: Indie experimenters push the boundaries on exceptional new release

Vampire Weekend continue to cement a legacy and New York indie royalty with their newest offering, ‘Only God Was Above Us’
DIIV live in Manchester: Shoegaze stars promise enlightenment
23rd April 2024

DIIV live in Manchester: Shoegaze stars promise enlightenment

Misspelt shoegazers DIIV took to New Century Hall, with special guests in Hull’s bdrmm

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Khruangbin’s LP, A LA SALA: Slight shifts make all the difference
18th April 2024

Khruangbin’s LP, A LA SALA: Slight shifts make all the difference

Texan three-piece instrumentalists Khruangbin return with their newest LP, A LA SALA, demonstrating that a band can grow with the most subtle of changes
James – Yummy: Mancunian legends shine on their 18th studio album
15th April 2024

James – Yummy: Mancunian legends shine on their 18th studio album

Manchester indie-rockers James impress yet again with their 18th studio album, Yummy
Declan McKenna live in Manchester: Seamlessly mixing old and new
10th April 2024

Declan McKenna live in Manchester: Seamlessly mixing old and new

Touring his third album ‘What Happened to the Beach?’, Declan McKenna created a cohesive and compelling live show out of his new material and impressive back catalogue
Thundercat live in Manchester: Bassist of all time?
8th April 2024

Thundercat live in Manchester: Bassist of all time?

The man that changed how hip-hop sounds forever brings improvisational, progressive jazz to roaring crowds in Manchester
Everything Everything live in Manchester: I’m a Mountainhead too
8th April 2024

Everything Everything live in Manchester: I’m a Mountainhead too

Everything Everything bring their Mountainhead tour to New Century Hall for a triumphant hometown outing
Yard Act live in Manchester: An unforgettably ace headline at the O2 Apollo
1st April 2024

Yard Act live in Manchester: An unforgettably ace headline at the O2 Apollo

Yard Act return to the Manchester stage with new album, ‘Where’s My Utopia?’, in a night of dance-party celebration
Sea Girls begin ‘Young Strangers’ tour in Manchester: “It means a lot when people connect to our music”
31st March 2024

Sea Girls begin ‘Young Strangers’ tour in Manchester: “It means a lot when people connect to our music”

Sea Girls kick-off their ‘Young Strangers’ tour with rapturous artist-audience synergy
Chrysalis Records live in Manchester: Marika Hackman and Gia Ford take Gorilla
30th March 2024

Chrysalis Records live in Manchester: Marika Hackman and Gia Ford take Gorilla

The London-based independent record label Chrysalis Records put their best foot forwards at Manchester’s own Gorilla, with rising starlet Gia Ford and the brilliant Marika Hackman
Tom Odell live in Manchester: A triumphant return to the O2 Apollo
29th March 2024

Tom Odell live in Manchester: A triumphant return to the O2 Apollo

Armed with a newfound sense of freedom, ‘Another Love’ star Tom Odell returns to Manchester with an electric display of his latest album Black Friday
The Smile live at BBC Radio 6 Music Festival: Contagious follow-up project impresses Manchester
29th March 2024

The Smile live at BBC Radio 6 Music Festival: Contagious follow-up project impresses Manchester

Fans gather to see the much-anticipated Radiohead follow-up project The Smile headlining the Radio 6 Music festival in Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse