Manchester Academy Articles

Live review: Wiley

Live review: Wiley

The Godfather of Grime took to Manchester Academy on the night of the Brits to deliver a fast-paced performance that saw him reinstate his position as king
Live Review: Highly Suspect

Live Review: Highly Suspect

Jack Greeney reviews Grammy nominated rock band Highly Suspect on their European tour
Live Review: The Darkness

Live Review: The Darkness

Well-loved glam rockers The Darkness bring guitar riffs and laughs to Manchester Academy

Live Review: J Hus

Too much style and sadly not enough substance

Live Review: Airbourne

Music contributor Jack Greeney reviews the last leg of ultimate “Dad-Rock” band, Airbourne in all their hair metal glory

Live Review: The Pigeon Detectives

Jack Greeney reviews the first show of the Leeds band’s ‘Wait For Me’ tenth anniversary tour

Live Review: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

BRMC show a “very real” side at Manchester Academy

Live: You Me At Six

You Me At Six delivered with an exceptional rock show at Manchester Academy, writes Katie Shepherd

Interview: Stornoway

On the eve of their farewell tour, Christian Hurry speaks to the beloved folk-pop group about their career highlights and future trajectories

Interview: Sunset Sons

Deputy music editor Katie Shepherd speaks to Sunset Suns about their birth and the escapist nature of their music

Live: Death Grips

Death Grips performed as well as could be expected, leaving the crowd exhausted but satisfied

Feature: Guide to Manchester’s Music Venues

From sold-out arenas to atmospheric basements, this Freshers’ guide shows what Manchester’s array of venues has to offer

Live: Marina and the Diamonds

Greg Watson sampled the ‘FROOT’ of Marina’s labour as she brought her latest tour to Manchester academy.

Live: Of Monsters and Men with Highasakite

Dark, electric and uninteresting, new material seemed to be the cause of the downfall for Of Monsters and Men

Live: Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie are the perfect nostalgia band; they will always be as good as you remember them

Live: Editors

The combination of Tom Smith oscillating voice and a classic filled setlist proved to be Editors’ recipe for success

Diwali Festival set to light up Manchester Academy

As part of Global Fest, the Indian Society will host a Diwali Mela, complete with the “wildest” of afterparties

Live: Major Lazer

Too many drops makes a flop. Cassie Hyde found this out the hard way at Major Lazer’s Academy set

Live: The Strypes

Despite boundless energy, The Strypes need to learn how to diversify their shows

Festival: Gigantic Indie All Dayer, Vol. 2

Echo & The Bunnymen and Inspiral Carpets topped a star-studded bill at the second Indie All Dayer

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