“Just because I look the way I look, please do not tell me I make R&B”: In conversation with Olivia Dean
Ahead of her sold-out headline show at Gorilla, rising star Olivia Dean speaks to The Mancunion about her upcoming debut album, collaborating with Loyle Carner, and finding her creative identity
“Thank you angels”: Hamish Hawk on touring, lyricism, and Angel Numbers
Hamish Hawk is captivating audiences across the country this month; we sat down with him to find out how it’s going
Live review: Nation of Language take fans Back to the Future at Gorilla
Synth-pop obsessives Nation of Language bring their acclaimed electronica from New York to Manchester
Live review: Alvvays make a glittering comeback at Gorilla
The Mancunion heads to Gorilla to see cult dreampop favourites Alvvays play much-anticipated new music
‘Fire’ on Stage: Joesef performs at Gorilla
Soulful, sorrowful, languid, energetic, Joesef brings an Amy Winehouse-esque presence to the stage at Manchester’s Gorilla – a review.
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.
Dream Wife: In conversation with the holy trinity of Modern Rock
The Mancunion interviews Dream Wife’s guitarist Alice. We discuss their second record ‘So When You Gonna’, their upcoming tour and Gorilla date on the 25th of March, working with an all-female team, and more!
Who’s ‘packing’ in the primates?
The animal column is back with more weird facts: This week we looked into the weird and wonderful range of male anatomy in primates
Molchat Doma: Post-punk phenomenon live at Gorilla
Belarussian post-punk trio Molchat Doma put their Manchester crowd in a 2-hour trance at a sold-out show at Gorilla
The Charlatans’ NHS benefit live at Gorilla
New contributor Dan Knight covers The Charlatan’s NHS benefit gig at Gorilla ahead of their winter tour and compilation album
Fake it till you make it? Beabadoobee is a force to be reckoned with
The distinctive 90s guitar sounds and fierce attitude, make Beabadoobee’s newly released album, Fake it Flowers, a force to be reckoned with, writes Georgina Davidson
Preview: Happy/Sad by Circa Wave
Georgina shares all about Circa Wave’s upcoming music and gigs
Opinion: women are still overlooked in the music industry
Head Music Editor Bella discusses recent gigs from Dido, Julia Jacklin and Amyl and The Sniffers and looks at the current gender inequality in the industry
Dirty Hit’s dream pop to rock showcase
Georgina Davidson chats to dream pop newcomers beebaadoobee, Oscar Lang and No Rome ahead of their performances at the Dirty Hit showcase
Live Review: The Detroit Cobras at Gorilla
The Detroit Cobras brought their unique garage rock infused 60s R&B to Gorilla, as part of their first UK tour in over 15 years, Sam Allonby reviews
Live Review: Radical Face at Gorilla
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
Live Review: American Football at Gorilla
Blake Crompton muses on American Football’s profound beauty as a complex rock-band offering the audience a heavy dose of pensive reflection
Spinning plates with Keiran Sharples
Felix Hanif-Banks chats to the programme the Programme Director of Manchester venue Gorilla
Live Review: Local Natives at Gorilla
Local Natives impress a sell-out crowd at Gorilla with their unique harmony-heavy rock music and infectious stage presence, Brendan Nixon reviews
In Conversation with Anteros
Anteros’ Laura Hayden and Harry Balazs on sexism in the music industry, their new album and their dreams of being festival headliners writes Winona Newman.