Photos: Friendly Fires at Manchester, Albert Hall

Friendly Fires built anticipation surrounding new material for what seemed an eternity (over eight years in fact), and whilst their comeback offering Inflorescent often slips into their creatively comfy are...
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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...

Photos: Cage the Elephant at Albert Hall, Manchester

By this point Cage the Elephant need no introductions. The queue snakes round the back of Manchester's Albert Hall long before doors, ready for the Kentucky firebrands. Inside it's no-nonsense; the sound's tigh...

Photos: Declan McKenna at Albert Hall, Manchester

Pressure's high on Declan McKenna. Only just turned 18 and lionised as a great young hope for Brit indie, there's a lot of weight on those shoulders - especially when opening for Cage The Elephant. Once gawkish...