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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: Fall Out Boy at Band on the Wall

Live review: Fall Out Boy at Band on the Wall

Fall Out Boy play a special intimate warm-up show at Manchester’s Band on the Wall, making for a night we’ll remember for centuries
Vivienne Westwood: The ‘Queen of British Fashion’ and her orb

Vivienne Westwood: The ‘Queen of British Fashion’ and her orb

We take a look at the life and works of the much-loved Dame Vivienne Westwood, from visiting Buckingham Palace commando to telling people not to buy clothes. Who was the Queen of fashion?
Live review: Pale Waves at Albert Hall, Manchester

Live review: Pale Waves at Albert Hall, Manchester

The Manchester band bring a night of pop-punk tunes to their hometown following the release of their third album Unwanted
“A perfect feminist is one that wants to keep learning”: In conversation with Witch Fever

“A perfect feminist is one that wants to keep learning”: In conversation with Witch Fever

The Mancunion chats to the Manchester punk band following the release of their debut album Congregation
Live review: Witch Fever charm the crowd at YES

Live review: Witch Fever charm the crowd at YES

Witch Fever played a sold out show at YES Basement on Tuesday night as part of their debut album tour
Orbital and Sleaford Mods drop collaboration ‘Dirty Rat’

Orbital and Sleaford Mods drop collaboration ‘Dirty Rat’

The new collaboration between Orbital and Sleaford Mods on the track ‘Dirty Rat’ hits the mark on both classic Sleaford social commentary and irresistible Orbital rave-ability
Album Review: Jamie T proposes ‘The Theory Of Whatever’

Album Review: Jamie T proposes ‘The Theory Of Whatever’

Jamie T’s new album ‘Theory of Whatever’ does not disappoint. The Mancunion reviews the indie king’s fifth album.
Live Review: Crawlers at YES Pink Room

Live Review: Crawlers at YES Pink Room

Daniel Tsourekas reviews Crawlers’ return to Manchester.
In Conversation with The Undertones’ Mickey Bradley

In Conversation with The Undertones’ Mickey Bradley

The Undertones’ Mickey Bradley opens up about the legacy of ‘Teenage Kicks’, Joe Strummer’s death threat and the accuracy of Derry Girls.
Live Review: The Stranglers wave goodbye with a whirlwind of greatest hits

Live Review: The Stranglers wave goodbye with a whirlwind of greatest hits

The punk-rock icons celebrate their 50 year career with a greatest hits set at Manchester’s O2 Apollo.
Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes headline an explosive night at Manchester Academy

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes headline an explosive night at Manchester Academy

An explosive career-defining set from Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes at Manchester Academy
From Poly Styrene to Big Joanie: A celebration of black women in punk

From Poly Styrene to Big Joanie: A celebration of black women in punk

Lucy Abbott explores the history of black female punk musicians and their underrepresentation in the mainstream
What next for Fontaines D.C.?

What next for Fontaines D.C.?

It’s rare to witness a band of only two albums grow to this size and majesty, and the result is a crowd who will roar at every opening drum pattern and bass riff.
ĠENN: on the ‘ĠENN’-eration of bands making music during lockdown, EP ‘Liminal’ and what  is ‘Mackerel’s Funky Mission’?

ĠENN: on the ‘ĠENN’-eration of bands making music during lockdown, EP ‘Liminal’ and what is ‘Mackerel’s Funky Mission’?

A week ago, I had the privilege of speaking with Janelle Borg (guitar) and Leanne Zammit (bass) from ĠENN, the post-punk Maltese band currently based in Brighton, before the release of their new EP Liminal, which comes out on March 30th. I first asked Janelle and Leanne about the origin of their band and was […]
“Let’s just start a girl band” – UoMs Own KING VIOLET with New Single ‘October’

“Let’s just start a girl band” – UoMs Own KING VIOLET with New Single ‘October’

“There’s something that’s in there; I can’t play it, I can’t put it into words, I can’t even sing it, but it’s in there”
EP Review: Vandalism by The Vandalis

EP Review: Vandalism by The Vandalis

Throughout, this EP sets the terms. The music pulls you this way and that at will, dragging you from chorus to verse and back again before you’ve had time to realise which way is up
Art In Mancunia: Sonny Baker Royle

Art In Mancunia: Sonny Baker Royle

Phedra Broch writes about what we can expect from A.I.M 2020 applicant, Sonny Baker Royle
The Whimsical World of Walt Disco

The Whimsical World of Walt Disco

Georgina Davidson chats to Glasgow-based band Walt Disco about their recent UK tour
Live Review: PUP at Manchester Academy 2

Live Review: PUP at Manchester Academy 2

Contributors Reece Ritchie and Matthew Wilders deliver a joint review of the punks band PUPs’s show at Manchester Academy 2, giving their views of PUP and the supports, Fresh and Slotface