Academy 2 Articles

Joy Crookes’ Skin live in Manchester

Joy Crookes’ Skin live in Manchester

Emily Turvey reviews London-based singer-songwriter Joy Crookes’ debut album tour concert at Academy 2
Manchester Academy, music live in your SU!

Manchester Academy, music live in your SU!

We take a deep dive into the plethora of venues available at the University of Manchester’s Students’ Union!
Live Review: YONAKA at Academy 2

Live Review: YONAKA at Academy 2

Jess Foster reviews YONAKA’s immersive performance at Manchester Academy 2
Live Review: Girl Band at Academy 2

Live Review: Girl Band at Academy 2

Dylan James and Sam Dynes enjoy themselves as noise-rock implodes around them
Live Review: YUNGBLUD

Live Review: YUNGBLUD

In the wake of his latest release, ’11 Minutes’, Yungblud has been proving to the wider music industry that his impressive on-stage energy and driven, politically empowered tracks have a place in the current protest alt-rock revival
A passion for fashion (and charity)

A passion for fashion (and charity)

The Manchester Charity Fashion Show are looking to raise money for Lifeshare whilst showcasing the best of Britain’s young design talent.
Live Review: The Chats

Live Review: The Chats

The young Australian rockers are good, but their crowds are better

Live: And So I Watch You From Afar

Callum Lunn gets carried away by And So I Watch You From Afar

Live: Tash Sultana

Tash leaves a lasting effect on her audience

Live: Young Guns

Young Guns returned with a performance that showed that, old material or new, their music still has an eager audience

Live: Pond

Pond rattled through their set rather sloppily without really adding anything to their material

Live: Cast

Cast bring their UK tour to a close with a commanding, anthemic performance

Live: Joey Bada$$

Joey Bada$$ performs a vibrant and natural set

Live: The Orb

Electronic music veterans The Orb dazzle with an intense, euphoric set

Live: The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady’s spontaneous, heartfelt delivery falls on disinterested ears

Live: Swans

There is something genuinely awe-inspiring about Swans’s ability to completely transform a space through sound

Interview & Live: The Virginmarys

Ruby Hoffman talks with The Virginmarys about their recently released debut album, the importance of live music and the best Travelodge they’ve ever stayed in

Live: Birdy

Like a silky-voiced shaman weaving her magic through a spiritual connection, Birdy transported the crowd to a place only she knew of

Live: Bring Me the Horizon

Back in intimate confines, Bring Me the Horizon’s live show continues to diversify

Live: Desaparecidos

Conor Oberst’s post-hardcore side project finally made their Manchester debut

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