Cheaper than chips: Budget friendly alternative activities to try at home
Looking for something different to do on a Thursday night that doesn’t involve paying for pints, cinema tickets, or overpriced pizza? Lifestyle’s here with some budget-friendly activities for you to try out on your nights in.
Withington’s Wilderness Records now closed
Student favourite for drinks and music is closing after just 3 years
Has the ‘vinyl revival’ gone too far?
Brexit, Covid, Adele? Article discussing the current problems with vinyl production and why new releases are being pushed back
Alternative evenings across Manchester
Looking for an evening alternative to Manchester’s nightclubs? Here at The Mancunion, we’ve got you covered. From various game nights to cafe bars, there are plenty of ways to spend your evenings.
Record Store Day: With the ever-looming climate crisis, how sustainable is the vinyl revival?
Jemma Harris discusses the impact the resurgence in vinyl sales is having on the environment
Artefact of the Week: Koetsu Cartridges
In this edition of Artefact of the Week, Ellis Coopey looks at the curious links between vinyl players and Japanese sword making
Win a Limited Edition Morrissey Clear Vinyl
Could you be the lucky person to get your hands on a limited edition Morrissey Vinyl?
Competition: Win Marika Hackman limited edition vinyl and signed postcard
Mancunion readers are in with a chance to win an exclusive vinyl edition of Marika Hackman’s new album, as well as a signed personalised postcard
Watch the Tapes: Are Cassettes Making a Comeback?
Cassette tape sales are the highest in decades. But what is drawing people back to the much-maligned medium?
Opinion: Space… the vinyl frontier
Stephen Miller considers the appeal of vinyl records against the lack of innovation in the consumption of music today
Music and design – a dying art?
George Bailey mourns the death of creative record design as the digital craze takes over
Feature: Good looking music
New albums just don’t have the same impact anymore because the music is all too easy to come by.
Feature: Independent Record Stores
As physical music sales plummet, independent record stores are becoming all the more vital to a sustainable future for the record industry.