Backstage: RY X in Manchester

Lit by only flickering candlelight, Ry Cuming looms over the 260-strong crowd in Manchester's Deaf Institute, all of them spellbound by the enigmatic Australian. Flanked by his band, the trio moved like shadows...

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 ...

Backstage: Twin Peaks in Manchester

We caught up with Chicago's finest Twin Peaks, taking their record 'Down In Heaven' on a spin across Europe. Setting up shop at Manchester's Sound Control, the five-piece shook the ceiling with their bluesy gar...

Preview: Dot to Dot Festival

  Our festival coverage continues at Dot to Dot Festival next week. Voted as 'Best Metropolitan Festival' at the UK Festival Awards last year, the three day stretches across Manchester, Bristol and ...

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...