Maisie Scott chats with Zoe from Comma Press and discusses Northern soul, lockdown and the National Creative Writing Industry Conference
“Messaging between broken screens… Four-thirty in the morning” – George Blumenthal explores Flyboy Jetty’s track ‘Take My Side’ which fuses rap and indie
Nimo Omer discusses Riz Ahmed’s new short film The Long Goodbye and the fraught relationship between immigrants and a country that doesn’t seem to want them
Contributor Jess Foster reviews rock band The Mysterines sold out gig at Deaf Institute
Saoirse Akhtar-Farren looks back on Yang Sweeps’ eccentric performances and tells us what we can expect from them when they return to Art in Mancunia 2020…
Hometown favourites Fuzzy Sun played Manchester’s Academy 3 to a raptuous crowd, despite absences and a disappointing support act
Kicking off his UK tour in Manchester in impeccable style, James Carroll reviews Sam Fender at Manchester Academy
Jemma Harris discusses the new single from Manchester’s own The 1975, a track focussed on social anxiety
Dance music just doesn’t feel the same in your bedroom – Maxwell Earnshaw delves into Foals ‘Collected reworks valume III’, it’s successes, losses, and how its been affected by Covid-19
Luke Keohane reviews The Magic Gang’s latest album and their exploration into a new sound
Can singer-songwriter boy wonder Jake Bugg regain some momentum in his career?
Jess Foster interviews Manchester’s newest band, LOAstate, about their philosophy and musical influences
Whitney surprised and endeared their audience with their recent performance at Albert Hall; bringing the right levels of energy and technical mastery to get a dedicated fanbase swaying along gladly
Emma and Brendan give their opinion on Vampire Weekend’s triumphant return to Manchester after a six year hiatus.
Brendan and Archie review Spector’s political Halloween spook-fest at Club Academy
Henry Clift reviews indie newcomer Beabadoobee’s latest EP Space Cadet which drifts from her acoustic folk-pop roots to the world of indie pop