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Interview: Pale Waves

Heather Baron-Gracie of budding pop band Pale Waves talks to Alice Berkeley about her aspirations and love for Manchester

Live: Tom Grennan

Tom Grennan conquers a sold out Sound Control despite illness

Calls for information about student missing since Saturday night

Student Charlie Bartlett was last seen at Sound Control late on the night, but has not been heard from since

Live: Highly Suspect

New York indie rock three-piece Highly Suspect arrive in Manchester, but noise level doesn’t always equal entertainment, writes Alex Corns

Preview: Highly Suspect

Grammy nominated Highly Suspect are about to set off on a UK tour that sees them performing an intimate performance at Manchester’s Sound Control in March

Live: Palma Violets

The Lambeth-based band continue to delight their coterie of committed followers with a high-octane night of bangers

Live: Hookworms

These Leeds boys know how to get people going

Live: Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages fall just short of creating magic

Live: Eagulls

Eagulls defy convention and courtesy

Live: The Amazing Snakeheads

The Amazing Snakeheads have the musical pedigree to go on to be greats

Live: Fat White Family

Fat White Family never cease to amaze

Club: Lo-Fi presents Cosmin TRG / Floating Points

Lo-Fi pull in the big guns

Club: Now Wave & Triangular presents Jacques Greene & SOPHIE

Two good sets are compromised by a lack of atmosphere

Live: London Grammar

The indie-pop-trio have created an original, minimalist sound, mixing electronic synthetic beats with a droned guitar and a classical, echoing voice

Live: The Pharcyde

The hip hop legends brought Bizarre Ride II to Sound Control for a rare Manchester show

Live: Akala

Akala brings his fierce lyricism to Sound Control as part of the Knowledge Is Power tour

Interview: Paul Banks

The Interpol frontman spoke to Joe Goggins about going it alone, ditching his pseudonym and being inspired by Snoop Dogg


Brooklyn’s noisiest purveyors of post-punk deliver a riotous performance

Venetian Snares

Sound Control 25th September 4 Stars

Live: A Place to Bury Strangers

They rarely deviate from their own tried-and-true formula but when the live performances are this exhilarating, it’s difficult to care.