Emma and Brendan give their opinion on Vampire Weekend’s triumphant return to Manchester after a six year hiatus.
Writer Archie McLachlan reviews King Nun’s jarring and jagged debut album
Nominated for ‘Best UK Breakthrough Band’ at this year’s Heavy Music Awards, YONAKA will be heading out on tour this month, writes Jess Foster
A sold-out Band on the Wall was the setting for Marika Hackman’s triumphant showcase of her often sincere and melancholy yet endlessly witty repertoire
Contributor Jack Greeney interviews rising indie stars The Night Café talking the upcoming festival season, Swim Deep and news of their imminent debut album
Manchester-based Saytr Play are a band which stand out in the current crop of guitar bands, and are no doubt in store for a bright future.
After just a few years of growing fame, Blossoms fill Victoria Warehouse with a Manchester crowd, eager to welcome them home writes Winona Newman
Jasmine Bennett reviews the infectiously energetic and electric performance of Sports Team at Academy 3
Spanish indie rock band Hinds deliver a euphoric, energetic and personal set at Academy 3 writes contributor Issy Bolitho
Brendan and Archie review Spector’s political Halloween spook-fest at Club Academy
Jess Foster finds Reading’s finest in top form during their sold-out gig, featuring old favourites, surprising covers and major audience participation
All female Indie Rock band Chastity Belt come to YES on their latest album tour, as the Pink Room was treated to an emotive performance that showcased their development as a band, Owen Trimming gives the review
Wintersleep’s gig at The Castle Hotel was not one to remember, writes music contributor Cara Conte
For this week’s Hot Right Now, Georgina Davidson explores the distinctive, indie rock inspired tones of solo artist Thea Brooks
Girlpool continue to shine and evolve when they experiment with new sounds, yet are weighed down by a handful of unadventurous indie-rock fillers.
Manchester-based band King No-One dazzled crowds at the O2 Ritz, with a combination of old classics and new tracks from their upcoming EP, writes Lily Martin
Kurt Vile plays as a shaggy-haired guitar virtuoso, preaching his beautiful music to a sea of dedicated fans, writes Bella Fleming