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Priya Ragu Live in Manchester: A genre blending masterclass at Night and Day

Priya Ragu Live in Manchester: A genre blending masterclass at Night and Day

Swiss-Tamil artist Priya Ragu brought her powerful grooves to Night and Day, inspiring more than just music out of its audience
We’re listening to ‘Nobody Is Listening’ – Zayn Malik album review

We’re listening to ‘Nobody Is Listening’ – Zayn Malik album review

Malik’s third studio album claims that ‘Nobody Is Listening’ but we’re here to prove him wrong
Preview: Boomtown Line Up 2019

Preview: Boomtown Line Up 2019

Contributor Owen Trimming covers one of the UK’s most exciting festival’s of the year, Boomtown which takes place this August in Winchester
Live Review: Tom Walker

Live Review: Tom Walker

Amidst his hectic tour schedule, Tom Walker sits down for a chat with contributor Alex Stagg before putting on an electric performance at the O2 Ritz.

“Mixed heritage is a great asset” – Mabel at Neighbourhood Festival: Interview

Jack Greeney meets with rising R&B star Mabel McVey before her set at neighbourhood Festival to talk Manchester, play counts, image, and background

Album: Sampha — Process

Process is an emotionally bare and richly compelling debut album, writes Tara Bharadia

Album: The xx – I See You

The interplay between the xx’s members is evident in an album which is both instrumentally varied and emotionally intimate, making I See You their strongest album yet, writes James Gill

Album: The Weeknd – Starboy

Despite some indications that Abel Tesfaye can supply the poetry and melodies he offered so effortlessly in previous work, he appears to have bitten off more than he can chew this time around

Album: Solange – A Seat at the Table

Her sister may have beaten her to the finish line, but Solange Knowles’ effort is more cohesive and understated

Album: Warpaint – Heads Up

Warpaint could have easily rested on the laurels of their successful 2014 self-titled album, but have progressed nonetheless with a little bit of inspiration from their R&B idols

Album: How To Dress Well – Care

How To Dress Well’s new album is a mundane departure from the project’s alluring roots, writes Rosie Francesca Gill

Album: Frank Ocean – Blonde

After four years out of the spotlight, Frank Ocean makes a masterful return on his own terms

Review: Jessy Lanza – Oh No

Never one to be ostentatious, Jessy Lanza’s subtle second album flirts with R&B and Chicago house on a brilliant pop album that leans towards the dancefloor

Live: Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill’s live set proved to be frustrating and fascinating in equal measure

Live: The Milk @ Deaf Institute

R&B outfit The Milk embody the genre in the more traditional sense than in a Chris Brown kind of way.