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Yasmin Coe live in Manchester: Underground performer about to go overground
9th February 2024

Yasmin Coe live in Manchester: Underground performer about to go overground

Yasmin Coe is an artist ready to catch fire, as she sells out bigger and bigger shows in Manchester, so you better get in the know
Lankum live in Manchester: Dark yet optimistic trad-folk
8th February 2024

Lankum live in Manchester: Dark yet optimistic trad-folk

Lankum’s dissonant, trad-folk aesthetics capture the collective mood, but leaves us feeling both optimistic and introspective
Banana Undertones are building a musical cinematic universe
8th February 2024

Banana Undertones are building a musical cinematic universe

From dodgy vapes to darker music, Banana Undertones are about to make some serious waves. Find out the lowdown before anyone else here
The View live in Manchester’s Academy 2: They’ve still got it
8th February 2024

The View live in Manchester’s Academy 2: They’ve still got it

Scottish rockers The View triumph in Manchester with an energetic set of old classics, new releases, and their trademark attitude
Dorian Electra live in Manchester: Sodom and Gomorrah meet Manchester
7th February 2024

Dorian Electra live in Manchester: Sodom and Gomorrah meet Manchester

Hyperpop pioneer returns to Manchester in support of release of third studio album, Fanfare
Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes: “Well done, you’ve just found your album”
7th February 2024

Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes: “Well done, you’ve just found your album”

Frank Carter and Dean Richardson gush about their upcoming Dark Rainbow World Tour following the success of the album’s release
Mother Mother are ready for chaos and abandon
6th February 2024

Mother Mother are ready for chaos and abandon

Trio, to five-piece, to TikTok sensation – Mother Mother are constantly evolving, and that’s something that frontman Ryan Guldemond relishes
Unknown treasures: Five underrated Factory Records releases you need to hear in 2024
6th February 2024

Unknown treasures: Five underrated Factory Records releases you need to hear in 2024

Manchester’s infamous Factory Records remains a goldmine of indie musical output, full of often-forgotten masterpieces
NewDad – Madra: Sweetly sick shoegaze for the Snapchat generation
5th February 2024

NewDad – Madra: Sweetly sick shoegaze for the Snapchat generation

NewDad, new album? Atlantic’s hottest new release sees the London-via-Galway outfit successfully dip their toe in several shoegazey pools
Future Islands – People Who Aren’t There Anymore: Another outing for the condemned pop outfit
31st January 2024

Future Islands – People Who Aren’t There Anymore: Another outing for the condemned pop outfit

Speak-singing is a key part of the current musical landscape. Ten years after they blew up, where do Future Islands now fit in?

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Django Django live in Manchester: Unchained from genre categorisation
30th January 2024

Django Django live in Manchester: Unchained from genre categorisation

Django Django electrify the audience at Manchester’s New Century with anthems of genre-blurring eclecticism
Madness live in Manchester: The Theatre of the Absurd matters
29th January 2024

Madness live in Manchester: The Theatre of the Absurd matters

Madness are more than just a band. As they bring their Theatre of the Absurd tour to Manchester, we explore what being a Madness fan really means and how their music has an impact beyond the stage
The Front Bottoms live in Manchester: A night of emotional alt-rock excellence
29th January 2024

The Front Bottoms live in Manchester: A night of emotional alt-rock excellence

The New Jersey two piece returned to Manchester after five years to play a setlist packed full of cult classics
cruush live in Manchester: Melodic malaise
16th January 2024

cruush live in Manchester: Melodic malaise

Shoegaze, nugaze, nogaze? cruush are here to redefine the sensibilities of their predecessors as they sell out their headline show at YES Basement
Young Fathers, Gossip, and The Smile to headline BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2024
16th January 2024

Young Fathers, Gossip, and The Smile to headline BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2024

In the second year of BBC Radio 6 Music’s Greater Manchester residency, the station has announced an expanded lineup across a wide range of genres
Divorce live in Manchester: One hour fiesta of contemporary alternative music
17th December 2023

Divorce live in Manchester: One hour fiesta of contemporary alternative music

The oozing intimacy of YES’ basement provided the perfect venue for the band’s country-grunge resonance
Slow Pulp live in Manchester: A summer hit in December
16th December 2023

Slow Pulp live in Manchester: A summer hit in December

Indie rockers Slow Pulp hit Manchester on their first international headliner, in support of their second album Yard
Alice Phoebe Lou live in Manchester: Bridging the old and the new
15th December 2023

Alice Phoebe Lou live in Manchester: Bridging the old and the new

Alice Phoebe Lou shows her 2023 album Shelter in new light, exploring new ground at New Century Hall
Suede live in Lincoln: The not-quite-Britpoppers take the Midlands by storm
14th December 2023

Suede live in Lincoln: The not-quite-Britpoppers take the Midlands by storm

Performing a career-defining setlist, Suede find a spiritual home in the East Midlands
The Johnny Marr Orchestra live in Manchester: A catalyst for a music renaissance?
12th December 2023

The Johnny Marr Orchestra live in Manchester: A catalyst for a music renaissance?

Johnny Marr and his phenomenal orchestra merge classical music with Manchester classics at Factory International for two nights only, setting a bold new standard for live music