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NewDad live in Manchester: Heaven and angels for shoegaze revivalists
4th March 2024

NewDad live in Manchester: Heaven and angels for shoegaze revivalists

Irish shoegazers return to Manchester for a sold-out show supporting debut album, MADRA
‘The shrill from the terraces’: Tracks that define the beautiful game for me
4th March 2024

‘The shrill from the terraces’: Tracks that define the beautiful game for me

The intertwining of football and music is inevitable, and with it comes memories too vivid to be forgotten
Pachyman live in Manchester: Experimental dub-reggae at its finest
4th March 2024

Pachyman live in Manchester: Experimental dub-reggae at its finest

Pachyman bought an expansive dub-reggae set to YES Pink Room, dismissing the cold February with an interlude of sun-soaked drum and bass
Everything Everything – Mountainhead: An alt-pop pinnacle
3rd March 2024

Everything Everything – Mountainhead: An alt-pop pinnacle

Everything Everything’s seventh album sees them at their dance pop peak, without sacrificing any of the dark introspection that’s made the band a cult classic
A beginner’s guide to Manchester’s local music scene
2nd March 2024

A beginner’s guide to Manchester’s local music scene

Manchester’s local music scene has never been short of exciting acts, and this is none more evident than right now, with acts such as Fruit, Die Kai Die, Tigers and Flies, and Evie Eve
PinkPantheress live in Manchester: Virtual star logs off and takes the stage
1st March 2024

PinkPantheress live in Manchester: Virtual star logs off and takes the stage

Pop sensation PinkPantheress took to the stage of Manchester’s famed O2 Ritz and did not disappoint
Bombay Bicycle Club live in Manchester: Indie heroes rise to the occasion
29th February 2024

Bombay Bicycle Club live in Manchester: Indie heroes rise to the occasion

The alliterative heroes return to Manchester to tour their new album, My Big Day – and the results were pretty moving
Matt Maltese’s Broken Hearts Club live in Manchester: ‘I forget if I ever loved anyone else’
29th February 2024

Matt Maltese’s Broken Hearts Club live in Manchester: ‘I forget if I ever loved anyone else’

Emotions run high at Academy 2 with a moving set from Matt Maltese in Valentine’s week
Pip Blom live in Liverpool: A new era for the Euro-indie ensemble
28th February 2024

Pip Blom live in Liverpool: A new era for the Euro-indie ensemble

In the small, intimate setting of Liverpool’s o2 Academy 2, Dutch indie band Pip Blom took to the stage on February 6 to mark the start of the UK leg of their tour
FIZZ Live in Manchester: Proof that best friends make the best bands
28th February 2024

FIZZ Live in Manchester: Proof that best friends make the best bands

Known together as FIZZ, Dodie, Orla Gartland, Martin Luke Brown and Greta Issac brought their fever dream tour to Manchester, finding a spiritual home in the colourful indulgence

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Live review: Renée Rapp at the O2 Apollo
27th February 2024

Live review: Renée Rapp at the O2 Apollo

On the heels of her recent success as Regina George in the Mean Girls reboot, Renée Rapp performed in Manchester for the first time and what a night it was
Album review: The Foyer Project – In: Static
27th February 2024

Album review: The Foyer Project – In: Static

Dark, dramatic, devastating: the experimental, UoM-student-produced album has been remixed and reissued alongside a selection of previously-unreleased tracks
Everything Everything: “I’m just trying to reflect the effect of this system on humanity”
26th February 2024

Everything Everything: “I’m just trying to reflect the effect of this system on humanity”

In advance of ‘Mountainhead’, Jonathan from Everything Everything talks to us about Manchester bands, capitalist realism, Stockport, and staying experimental
The 1975 live in Manchester: A romantic night at the arena
26th February 2024

The 1975 live in Manchester: A romantic night at the arena

British pop-rock band, The 1975, brought their highly talked about ‘At their very best’ show back to the UK after a year, rebranded as ‘Still…At their very best’
Zara Larsson live in Manchester: Bringing ‘VENUS’ to Manchester’s Academy
21st February 2024

Zara Larsson live in Manchester: Bringing ‘VENUS’ to Manchester’s Academy

Swedish pop sensation Zara Larsson returns to Manchester to headline the Academy after the release of her newest LP, ‘Venus’
The Last Dinner Party – Prelude to Ecstasy: A stellar debut from the UK’s most exciting new act
20th February 2024

The Last Dinner Party – Prelude to Ecstasy: A stellar debut from the UK’s most exciting new act

The Last Dinner Party cement their place as one of the most innovative up-and-coming bands in the UK, showcasing operatic vocals and evocative lyrics on their debut LP
Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes live in Manchester: An ecstatic night of rock with the ‘Man of The Hour’
20th February 2024

Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes live in Manchester: An ecstatic night of rock with the ‘Man of The Hour’

Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes return to Manchester Academy after two years, bringing a night of moshpits and mayhem
Laufey live in Manchester: A Valentine’s night ‘bewitched’ by musical charm
19th February 2024

Laufey live in Manchester: A Valentine’s night ‘bewitched’ by musical charm

Following her recent Grammy victory, Laufey takes the stage for a very special sold-out Valentine’s Day show at Manchester’s Albert Hall
The Last Dinner Party live: Spreading their ‘Ecstasy’ across the UK
19th February 2024

The Last Dinner Party live: Spreading their ‘Ecstasy’ across the UK

We observe Britain’s hottest indie prospect in action as they spread their ‘ecstasy’ at their most recent Manchester show
The Vaccines live at Manchester Academy
16th February 2024

The Vaccines live at Manchester Academy

The Vaccines return to Manchester Academy to perform an electrifying set of both old and new material