Album Review: Pale Waves – Who Am I?

Pale Waves ditch the eighties style guitar riffs and sleek synths of their debut, and instead turn to the 2000's heyday of pop punk for its follow-up, Who Am I? Despite the record largely parroting this era...

Album Review: Cabbage – Amanita Pantherina

Cabbage's previous releases were filled with rocket-rage, consisting of tracks that left your head fuzzy and your brain spinning. Their second studio album Amanita Pantherina with its delayed release, sees the ...

Album Review: Everything Everything: RE-ANIMATOR

If any band were going to sonically elucidate an obscure psychological theory involving the proposed breakdown of the lateralization of brain functioning marked by the collapse of the Bronze Age... naturally it...

Album Review: Badly Drawn Boy – Banana Skin Shoes

Banana Skin Shoes is the ninth album and first studio release in over a decade from Damon Gough also known as Badly Drawn Boy.   Since his debut album The Hour of Bewilderbeast won the Mercury Prize in...

Live Review: Hot Chip at Gorilla, Manchester

I get my hand stamped and head into the main room of Gorilla. Queuing up for a drink, I earwig the conversation behind me: “How did you even manage to get these tickets?” “I know - it literally sold out i...

Live Review: Homeshake at Manchester Academy 2

Homeshake, the Canadian lo-fi, solo-project of Peter Sagar were met by adoring fans at Manchester Academy, all there to experience in-person Sagar's laid-back production mingled with his soulful melodies. Sa...

Live Review – Snail Mail at YES Manchester

After the release of debut album Lush last June, Snail Mail embarked on a worldwide tour. And last Wednesday front-woman Lindsey Jordan and the band found themselves this side of the pond in a small pink room i...
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Live Review: Jake Bugg at Manchester Albert Hall

Jake Bugg has always been one to keep things simple, but his recent acoustic tour strips back his craft to the bare minimum: just a man and his guitar. The 24-year old couldn’t be more in his element. Bugg’s l...

Live Review: Loyle Carner at Manchester Academy 2

In 2014 Ben Coyle-Larner supported Joey Badass at Manchester Academy and joked one day that he'd sell out the venue under his own moniker, Loyle Carner. Three years on, off the back of a triumphant debut album,...