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Post-Punk: Why it needs to die, and what’s next

Post-Punk: Why it needs to die, and what’s next

Having dominated the focus of alternative radio for several years, Post-Punk has reached peak saturation and must make way for something new
Squid live in Manchester: Are they great, or are they grating?

Squid live in Manchester: Are they great, or are they grating?

Brighton-based five-piece Squid bring their tetchy disposition up to Manchester, but does it pay off?
Shame on Food for Worms, touring and an encounter with Mark E. Smith

Shame on Food for Worms, touring and an encounter with Mark E. Smith

Just after the release of the post-punk band’s third record, The Mancunion’s Alex Cooper and Jacob Broughton-Glerup sit down with Shame to talk all things music: touring, the new record and Christmas singles.
Live Review: Iceage’s dynamic performance at ‘The Pink Room’, YES

Live Review: Iceage’s dynamic performance at ‘The Pink Room’, YES

The Danish band perform their lively punk rock tracks, rousing the crowd at Manchester’s iconic YES bar
In conversation with A Certain Ratio

In conversation with A Certain Ratio

A Certain Ratio discuss their upcoming album 1982, their favourite music right now and iconic Manchester venues
‘Post-post-punk’: Shame mature with the release of ‘Food for Worms’

‘Post-post-punk’: Shame mature with the release of ‘Food for Worms’

Two years on from their angular sophomore release ‘Drunk Tank Pink’, Shame return with ‘Food for Worms’; an album of rounded edges, but the same sharp wit
Album review: Sorry – Anywhere But Here

Album review: Sorry – Anywhere But Here

The Mancunion reviews London post-punks Sorry’s second album, and it shapes up to be their most vulnerable work to date
Live Review: Shame – the pioneers of a new post-punk wave?

Live Review: Shame – the pioneers of a new post-punk wave?

Emily Johnston reviews a riveting and riotous night at Manchester’s O2 Ritz, courtesy of post-punkers shame.
Live Review: Freya Beer bewitches Night & Day

Live Review: Freya Beer bewitches Night & Day

Sarah Taylor reviews an enchanting set from Freya Beer, who interweaves poetry with glam-rock instrumentals making for a captivating show.
Punk, funk, and everything in between: Squid drop debut album ‘Bright Green Field’

Punk, funk, and everything in between: Squid drop debut album ‘Bright Green Field’

Contributor Sarah Taykor takes a deep dive into Squid’s debut album – Bright Green Field’

Molchat Doma: Belarussian post-punk meets TikTok teens

Discover one of the strangest collaboration to date, as tech tik tok teens meet post punk molchat doma
“Post-punk is dying” – Chatting with The Howlers

“Post-punk is dying” – Chatting with The Howlers

Deputy Music Editor Reece Ritchie chats postpunk, lockdown, protests 60’s and 70’s soundtracks with The Howlers
Anticipating Shame’s sophomore album Drunk Tank Pink

Anticipating Shame’s sophomore album Drunk Tank Pink

With Shame’s sophomore album Drunk Tank Pink due in January, Daisy Whalley explores their latest singles and what to expect from their upcoming release
From Berlin to Marine – Talking Autocalm with The Nagging Doubts

From Berlin to Marine – Talking Autocalm with The Nagging Doubts

Music editor Reece Ritchie interviews Australian Post-Punks The Nagging Doubts on their new single and their upcoming EP Autocalm. Covering Shoegaze, Slowcore and 80’s alternative influences.
Live Review: Dry Cleaning at Gullivers

Live Review: Dry Cleaning at Gullivers

Harry Thorfinn reviews Dry Cleaning at their Manchester gig, noting exceptional lyricism from such a young band
Record Reappraisal: Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division

Record Reappraisal: Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division

In 1979 the Macclesfield four piece, along with the help of manager Rob Gretton, producer Martin Hannett, and Factory, let the winds of the industrial north-west blow over their strings and gave us Unknown Pleasures: an album that’s impact can still be felt today
Live Review: Fontaines DC at O2 Ritz

Live Review: Fontaines DC at O2 Ritz

After winning the title of the best album of the year, Fontaines DC’s gig at O2 Ritz fell far short of expectations, writes Bella Fleming
Live Review: Squid at YES (Pink Room)

Live Review: Squid at YES (Pink Room)

Brighton punk band Squid brought exceptional live music and energy to YES (Pink Room) but were still unable to excite the reserved crowd
Live Review: The Murder Capital at YES (Pink Room)

Live Review: The Murder Capital at YES (Pink Room)

Sam Dynes discusses how the riotous Irish quintet The Murder Capital made the crowd erupt at their sold out show at Manchester’s YES (the Pink Room)
Live Review: SHEAFS at Night Day Cafe

Live Review: SHEAFS at Night Day Cafe

Yorkshire based quintet SHEAFS graced the stage at iconic Manchester venue Night & Day Cafe, impressing fans and newcomers alike