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Live: Christine and the Queens

The French pop troupe pop the question, writes Ben Lomax — and the answer is a resounding ‘yes’

Live: Poliça

Poliça’s pensive and brooding music comes alive at the Ritz with a thrilling sense of urgency, writes Christian Hurry

Live: Daughter

Daughter went bigger, but was it better? Daughter confidently take a step towards rock in their show at the Academy, writes Rebekah Shaw


The electro-soul duo have come a long way in a short time, and it’s hard not to watch HONNE perform and not fall in love, writes Tara Bharadia

Live: KT Tunstall

After a kaleidoscopic performance, KT Tunstall is certainly no shrinking violet, concludes Jeni Lambert

Live: Nickelback

Despite falling victim to a plateau of hate and internet trolls, Nickelback are a far cry from whimpering their swan song, writes Jeni Lambert

Live: Arab Strap

After ten years out in the cold, Arab Strap’s comprehensive reunion show retains everything that made them great the first time around, writes Joe Casson

Live: MØ

An energetic, pitch-perfect performance is the perfect gift from the Danish singer to her enthralled audience, writes Tara Bharadia

Live: Blossoms

Stockport’s Blossoms appear thoroughly uninterested by the prospect of a sold-out show at the Academy—so why should the crowd feel differently, asks Meg Roberts

Live: Ultimate Painting

Ultimate Painting’s 1980s-indebted indie pop warms the band’s typically shy audience, writes Joe Taylor

Live: The Kills

The Kills thrill the Albert Hall with an electrifying rock show, writes Mattea Bubalo

Live: Cigarettes After Sex

An intimate and captivating performance from the New York gloom-rockers

Live: Bloom Twins (supporting Duran Duran)

The connection between the twins translates beautifully into their music

Live: Krept and Konan

The South London boys didn’t disappoint and proved they are worthy of the hype surrounding them

Live: Benjamin Clementine

Benjamin Clementine delivers an intense performance at The Lowry, but does his debut album deserve the Mercury Prize?

Live: Flesh & together PANGEA

Flesh & Together Pangea give a lesson in tedium

Mancunion Live: The best of your tweets

During the Mancunion Live event audience members were able to tweet their views with #MancunionLive. These are the highlights of your comments

Live: Warehouse Project – Leftfield

90’s electronica titans Leftfield took the easy way out with a greatest hits CD soundalike

Live: The Fratellis

While the Fratellis deliver fan favourites that tap into indie adolescent nostalgia, their new album suggests there is hope for the band yet…

Live: Kagoule

The Nottingham-based alt rock band show their sci-fi excellency in an intimate gig at Soup Kitchen