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,...

Live Review: Glass Animals at Manchester Academy 2

Things have changed vastly since Glass Animals were last on British soil. Two years ago they treaded carefully, unsure on how their nonsensical jungle paradise would play out live but after mass success in the ...

Live Review: Tom Odell at Manchester Town Hall

It’s fair to say that  Tom Odell's last bout of live shows were relatively disappointing,  largely due to songs falling flat from frankly a lack of energy. While there’s no doubting his abundance of talent, whe...

Live Review: Shakey Graves at Gorilla, Manchester

I’ll be honest and say I’d only listened to Shakey Grave’s debut album And The War Came once fully prior to his show at Gorilla, Manchester, last night. In hindsight, I wish I’d given it a few more plays beca...

Live Review: Courtney Barnett at O2 Manchester Ritz

Courtney Barnett has seen a meteoric rise in popularity this year, and in Manchester alone she’s been promoted from a small and intimate performance at Gorilla to a sold out show at the Ritz in less than a ye...