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Contributors Reece Ritchie and Matthew Wilders deliver a joint review of the punks band PUPs’s show at Manchester Academy 2, giving their views of PUP and the supports, Fresh and Slotface

In 1979 the Macclesfield four piece, along with the help of manager Rob Gretton, producer Martin Hannett, and Factory, let the winds of the industrial north-west blow over their strings and gave us Unknown Pleasures: an album that’s impact can still be felt today

Whitney Live at Albert Hall; Photo: Cameron Taylor

Whitney surprised and endeared their audience with their recent performance at Albert Hall; bringing the right levels of energy and technical mastery to get a dedicated fanbase swaying along gladly

Photo: Bella Fleming @ The Mancunion

Noughties pop star Dido returned to Manchester’s O2 Apollo after a 15 year hiatus to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of her award-winning debut album No Angel

Jade Yong reviews Radical Face at Manchester venue Gorilla, arguing that Ben Cooper’s approach to the show was both moving and reflective of his incredible talents