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The musical polymath Damon Albarn needs no introduction. The Britpop legend, master producer, world music connoisseur, and co-founder of the most successful virtual band of all time is never one to shy away from experimentation. For two consecutive July evenings (12th & 13th July), Albarn takes attendees of Manchester International Festival on a musical voyage […]

Following their Mercury Prize-winning magnum opus Visions of a Life was never going to be an easy feat. But Wolf Alice have once again surpassed themselves with third album Blue Weekend. Here the London 4-piece blend dream pop and shoegaze with indie, folk, and punk rock, creating a kaleidoscopic collection of musings on love, fame, […]

The UK has a long history of producing excellent and emotive female vocalists. Everyone from Dusty Springfield to Adele has graced world stages, and in recent years, several key British pop music vocalists have begun to venture away from traditional pop formats and towards more alternative influences. Born and raised in Croydon and taking inspiration […]

Annie Clark, aka St Vincent’s highly anticipated sixth studio album Daddy’s Home has finally arrived, and it certainly surpasses expectations. Clark continues to experiment and reinvent herself on this album, as with 2014’s Grammy-winning St Vincent and 2017’s Masseduction. Unlike its predecessors, this record delves masterfully into the sounds of soul and funk. It begs […]

Grime artist and Mancunion contributor (Geoblu) interviews Alfie Templeman. They discuss new projects, his roots in Bedfordshire and smoking for inspiration

Head Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Bloody Elle at the Royal Exchange Theatre – the first show at the Royal Exchange since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic

Wolf Alice have been kicking up a storm. They announced their return with third album Blue Weekend out 4th June via Dirty Hit Records. No Hard Feelings, premiered with Zane Lowe on his New Music Daily on Apple 1 earlier this evening, following  The Last Man On Earth and Smile, the previous two singles from Blue Weekend. Our […]

The Warehouse Project has just released the first six upcoming events which will kick start this September. The full calendar line-up will be released in the next coming weeks starting from September 17th until New Year’s Eve. A WHP press release prepares ravers for the long-awaited return to the dancefloor, getting us all ready for […]

Following a masterpiece isn’t easy. Lana Del Rey’s 2019 album Norman Fucking Rockwell was one of the most universally acclaimed albums of that year, if not the entire decade, and certainly the most acclaimed of the artist’s career. When it was announced that her next album, also produced by Jack Antonoff, would be released the […]

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Music editor Reece Ritchie reviews Fresh’s latest single ‘Girl Clout’, covering its themes of performative male activism for the Women in Media Conference.