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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.
Peter Doherty and Frédéric Lo – The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime Album Review
3rd April 2022

Peter Doherty and Frédéric Lo – The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime Album Review

Teddy Maloney takes a deep dive into the new album from Libertines frontman Peter Doherty and French composer Frédéric Lo.

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Live Review: bbno$ electrifies the crowd at Manchester Academy
1st April 2022

Live Review: bbno$ electrifies the crowd at Manchester Academy

Canadian rapper bbno$ played to a sold-out crowd at Manchester Academy on the last stop of his spring tour
Review: Barbara Dickson at King Georges Hall
31st March 2022

Review: Barbara Dickson at King Georges Hall

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Barbara Dickson OBE at King Georges Hall
20 Artists 2 watch in 2022
30th March 2022

20 Artists 2 watch in 2022

Music editor Reece Ritchie breaks down his top 20 artists to check out in 2022. From local to international, here are his personal picks to add to your library this calendar year.
Serena’s Shambolic night with the Skinner Brothers
29th March 2022

Serena’s Shambolic night with the Skinner Brothers

We review the Skinner Brothers latest Manchester venture at Deaf Institute, Serena Jemmett leaves nothing unsaid. Covering their new album live ‘Soul Boy 2 and more’.
The Snuts are “hoping to make the most influential album that comes from Abbey Road”
29th March 2022

The Snuts are “hoping to make the most influential album that comes from Abbey Road”

Callum from the Snuts is interview to see what their new album really means for them and how they see their future playing out
Live Review: Imarhan at YES
28th March 2022

Live Review: Imarhan at YES

Here’s a live review of Imarhan at the YES basement, Manchester with their unique brand of funk-and-psychedelia blues
Album Review: Crash – Charli XCX
28th March 2022

Album Review: Crash – Charli XCX

Charli XCX trades in her hyperpop sound to produce vintage inspired pop bangers in her fifth studio album Crash. The Mancunion focuses on the albums singles, successes and failures.
In Conversation with Sunflower Bean
25th March 2022

In Conversation with Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean chat about making political music, performing for Bernie Sanders, and that collaboration with the Manic Street Preachers.
Niko B live at Manchester’s Club Academy
25th March 2022

Niko B live at Manchester’s Club Academy

A review of Niko B performing at the Club Academy
Album Review: 23 – Central Cee
22nd March 2022

Album Review: 23 – Central Cee

A review of ’23’, the new project by West London rapper Central Cee.

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