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Live review: Partying with Thundercat at Manchester Academy 
19th April 2022

Live review: Partying with Thundercat at Manchester Academy 

Alex Cooper reviews Thundercat’s unmissable set at Manchester Academy on his long anticipated ‘It Is What It Is’ tour.
University launch British Pop Archive with unseen items from Joy Division’s Ian Curtis
17th April 2022

University launch British Pop Archive with unseen items from Joy Division’s Ian Curtis

Announcing the British Pop Archive at the university’s very own John Rylands Library. Including artefacts from Joy Division’s Ian Curtis, New Order, the Sex Pistols, and Granada Television.
Wet Leg triumph with their ‘silliness over seriousness’ approach to debut album
17th April 2022

Wet Leg triumph with their ‘silliness over seriousness’ approach to debut album

Deputy Music Editor Sarah Taylor reviews the debut album from indie darlings Wet Leg.
In Conversation with Sea Power
17th April 2022

In Conversation with Sea Power

Ahead of their upcoming performance in Manchester, Dan Knight catches up with Sea Power guitarist Martin Noble to chat about their new album, the changing face of the music industry and more.
Lost Guitars and Battles for Number 1: Jay Mitra interviews Yard Act
17th April 2022

Lost Guitars and Battles for Number 1: Jay Mitra interviews Yard Act

As Yard Act finish their first UK headline tour, Sam and Ryan tell The Mancunion about some of the highlights.
From Reeling to The Ronettes, The Mysterines show their quality at Band On The Wall
15th April 2022

From Reeling to The Ronettes, The Mysterines show their quality at Band On The Wall

Merseyside rockers The Mysterines deliver an enthralling night of music at Band on the Wall.
The Chats: An explosive performance at the Manchester Academy
15th April 2022

The Chats: An explosive performance at the Manchester Academy

Emily Johnston reviews an energised night at the Manchester Academy from Aussie punks The Chats.
Curtis Harding – The soul revival live at Gorilla
15th April 2022

Curtis Harding – The soul revival live at Gorilla

If there were any questions as to whether the soul revival could survive, they have now been answered.
In Conversation with Alabama 3 Frontman Larry Love
14th April 2022

In Conversation with Alabama 3 Frontman Larry Love

Millie chats to Larry Love of Alabama 3 about his new tour, the impact of the pandemic, and the band’s future.
You don’t know Luna Blue?
13th April 2022

You don’t know Luna Blue?

Will Waterhouse interviews Luna Blue ahead of their first Manchester gig at 33 Oldham Street.

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Luna Blue live at 33 Oldham St: Who wants an egg shaker!?
13th April 2022

Luna Blue live at 33 Oldham St: Who wants an egg shaker!?

Will Waterhouse reviews Luna Blue’s set at 33 Oldham Street
Live Review: CMAT at The Deaf Institute
13th April 2022

Live Review: CMAT at The Deaf Institute

Irish country-pop sensation CMAT thrilled The Deaf Institute’s audience during her first UK headline tour
Harry Styles – ‘As It Was’ single review
12th April 2022

Harry Styles – ‘As It Was’ single review

Will Waterhouse reviews and looks for clues in Harry Styles’ recent single As It Was.
Live Review: Hans Zimmer at AO arena
10th April 2022

Live Review: Hans Zimmer at AO arena

Just a few days before winning an Oscar for his work on Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, Hans Zimmer played a three-hour sold-out show at the AO Arena
Live Review: Dorian Electra at Belgrave Music Hall
10th April 2022

Live Review: Dorian Electra at Belgrave Music Hall

Review of Dorian Electra’s My Agenda Tour at Belgrave Music Hall, which featured COUCOU CHLOE, as part of her UK+3 Tour.
Live Review: Future Islands
6th April 2022

Live Review: Future Islands

Future Islands combine the perfect amount of emotional reminiscence and techno-beat movement to create a night of immersive sound and boogying.
Live Review: Sophie Ellis-Bextor at Bridgewater Hall
5th April 2022

Live Review: Sophie Ellis-Bextor at Bridgewater Hall

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Sophie Ellis-Bextor at Bridgewater Hall
In Conversation with Alfie Templeman
5th April 2022

In Conversation with Alfie Templeman

Alfie Templeman discusses his new record Mellow Moon, his side project Ariel Days, and how we can make gigs more accessible.
Enola Gay Live at Yes Basement
4th April 2022

Enola Gay Live at Yes Basement

Teddy Maloney reviews Enola Gay’s chaotic St. Patrick’s Day takeover of Yes’ Basement stage.
Movements return with new track ‘Barbed Wire Body’
4th April 2022

Movements return with new track ‘Barbed Wire Body’

Movements release new single deviating from their usual, more gloomy sound in favour of a high-energy track, perfect for moshing to.

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