The North will rise again is an online festival set to take place across two iconic northern venues; will the line up fly up to successes in this challenging time?
Editor Georgina Davidson reviews Blossoms at their album launch show in Stockport
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
“Like Kathleen Hanna with bear claws grabbing Trump by the p*ssy” – an insight into the latest release from British rock band IDLES
Georgina shares all about Circa Wave’s upcoming music and gigs
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.