Julia Jacklin proved that she is more than the heartbreak of her last album, bringing laughter, sadness and fun facts about cities across the UK” writes Bella Fleming.
Brass ensemble Old Dirty Brasstards cover Arctic Monkeys’ iconic debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, and do it pretty well.
“Think Jorja Smith vocals meeting Goat Girl bass lines meeting Idles’ punk energy”, writes Bella Fleming.
Contributor Owen Trimming reviews the highly-anticipated Slaves, who put on a meteoric performance at Manchester Academy
Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi captivates the crowd at his largest-ever headline show at Albert Hall in Manchester
The supergroup make their mark as reputable – if a little weird – givers of melodic, dream-like tunes, reports Rona McCann.
Twisted Wheel are back, and this time they are here to stay writes contributor Freya Thomson as she catches up with frontman Jonny
Jasmine Bennett takes a trip to see singer-songwriter Tom Odell fill the Manchester O2 Apollo with piano-led ballads.
An evening at Soup Kitchen with LAUREL leaves an audience privileged to have witnessed a singer destined to play far bigger venues, writes Alex Corns
Theatre Editor Anuli Changa talks to Adam Szabo, Managing Director of Manchester Collective, creating “radical human experiences through live music”
Aaron Georgious reviews the legendary hip hop group Slum Village as they take to the stage of a sold-out Gorilla for a night of old school bangers.
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
London-based girl band Dream Wife transform a sold-out Gorilla into a convent of followers worshipping at the altar of riot grrrl punk and euphoric guitar riffs
The cosy top floor of the Deaf Institute became a temporary home to Tottenham’s Avelino for a no-nonsense performance with heavyweight features