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The Magic Gang live in Manchester: A magical farewell from the indie darlings

The Magic Gang live in Manchester: A magical farewell from the indie darlings

After announcing that they would be calling time on the band, Brighton indie darlings The Magic Gang bring an electrifying farewell set to Manchester’s New Century Hall
Vampire Weekend: Indie experimenters push the boundaries on exceptional new release

Vampire Weekend: Indie experimenters push the boundaries on exceptional new release

Vampire Weekend continue to cement a legacy and New York indie royalty with their newest offering, ‘Only God Was Above Us’
James – Yummy: Mancunian legends shine on their 18th studio album

James – Yummy: Mancunian legends shine on their 18th studio album

Manchester indie-rockers James impress yet again with their 18th studio album, Yummy
Pip Blom live in Liverpool: A new era for the Euro-indie ensemble

Pip Blom live in Liverpool: A new era for the Euro-indie ensemble

In the small, intimate setting of Liverpool’s o2 Academy 2, Dutch indie band Pip Blom took to the stage on February 6 to mark the start of the UK leg of their tour
The Last Dinner Party – Prelude to Ecstasy: A stellar debut from the UK’s most exciting new act

The Last Dinner Party – Prelude to Ecstasy: A stellar debut from the UK’s most exciting new act

The Last Dinner Party cement their place as one of the most innovative up-and-coming bands in the UK, showcasing operatic vocals and evocative lyrics on their debut LP
The Last Dinner Party live: Spreading their ‘Ecstasy’ across the UK

The Last Dinner Party live: Spreading their ‘Ecstasy’ across the UK

We observe Britain’s hottest indie prospect in action as they spread their ‘ecstasy’ at their most recent Manchester show
Has Covid killed live music?

Has Covid killed live music?

From excessive queuing and crowd arguments to throwing things on stage, it’s clear that concert etiquette is on the decline
Elephant Kind: “Moving to London is a dream come true for any musician, this opportunity is one in a billion”

Elephant Kind: “Moving to London is a dream come true for any musician, this opportunity is one in a billion”

The Mancunion sits down with London-based Indie band, Elephant Kind, originally hailing from Indonesia, to discuss their creative process, the Indonesian music scene, and the future of the worldwide music industry
Jesus Christ Superstar: In conversation with Ian McIntosh

Jesus Christ Superstar: In conversation with Ian McIntosh

The Mancunion sits down with Olivier nominee Ian McIntosh, ahead of the regional premiere of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s reimagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar
Blur – The Ballad Of Darren: the band Damon Albarn couldn’t leave behind

Blur – The Ballad Of Darren: the band Damon Albarn couldn’t leave behind

Britpop titans Blur reunite for a fascinating ninth record on the back of their history-making shows at Wembley Stadium.
Yasmin Coe: “Individual experiences that we’ve all navigated before”

Yasmin Coe: “Individual experiences that we’ve all navigated before”

The Mancunion caught up with the Hull-born, Manchester-based singer-songwriter following her sold-out headline at YES Basement.
Jeremy Zucker – is nothing sacred? EP review

Jeremy Zucker – is nothing sacred? EP review

Jeremy Zucker returns for summer with new EP is nothing sacred?, a collection of songs covering everything from relationships to climate change.
The Lathums Live: Rain-sodden indie rock ‘n’ roll

The Lathums Live: Rain-sodden indie rock ‘n’ roll

The Wigan-born-and-bred indie rock outfit raise hell in a triumphant headline show at Manchester’s Sounds of the City 2023.
All you need to know about Dot to Dot Festival 2023…

All you need to know about Dot to Dot Festival 2023…

Dot to Dot Festival returns to Bristol and Nottingham for a jam-packed day of local and international talent, with the likes of Yard Act, Alvvays, The Murder Capital, and more!
Preview: The Wedding Present at the O2 Ritz

Preview: The Wedding Present at the O2 Ritz

‘The Wedding Present’ return to Manchester, to perform their brand new project ’24 songs’.
Live review: Razorlight @ Albert Hall, Manchester

Live review: Razorlight @ Albert Hall, Manchester

A staple band of England’s early-2000s indie-rock scene, Razorlight’s energy and passion remain infectious – as proven by their performance at Manchester’s Albert Hall on the 20th.
Live review: Big Thief at Manchester’s O2 Apollo

Live review: Big Thief at Manchester’s O2 Apollo

Returning to Manchester with a second round of tour dates, the Brooklyn band dazzle fans with stunning renditions of their folk-rock masterpieces
“Just because I look the way I look, please do not tell me I make R&B”: In conversation with Olivia Dean

“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
Omar Apollo’s new track ‘3 Boys’ continues his growth in 2023 following the immense success of his album ‘Ivory’

Omar Apollo’s new track ‘3 Boys’ continues his growth in 2023 following the immense success of his album ‘Ivory’

Is Omar Apollo climbing higher up the ladder towards becoming the new Frank Ocean with the success of new track ‘3 Boys’?
Reverend and the Makers Live Review: The ‘Heavyweight Champion of the World’ of Indie Rock?

Reverend and the Makers Live Review: The ‘Heavyweight Champion of the World’ of Indie Rock?

The Mancunion reviews ‘Reverend and the Makers’ live at Manchester Academy ahead of their upcoming album Heatwave In the Cold North