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LIVE:

HIPPO CAMPUS IN MANCHESTER

The American Indie sweethearts draw an equally lovely crowd.

LIVE:

FOALS HIT BLACKPOOL’S EMPRESS BALLROOM

The Vegas of the North gets a wakeup call at the first of the band’s two-nighter.

LIVE:

LIZZY MCALPINE’S SECRET CAMDEN SHOW

We headed down to London to help celebrate the release of Lizzy’s new record.

LIVE:

HANNAH DIAMOND IN GLASGOW

Full of energy and zest, the hyperpop princess rules SWG3.

LIVE:

AN EVENING WITH MITSKI

Mitski plays to an adoring Manchester crowd.

LIVE:

IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK: METRONOMY’S JUBILANT RETURN TO MANCHESTER

The electronic fivesome show off their new record at the Academy.

LIVE:

FUCHSIA NOSTALGIA: DUA LIPA DELIVERS

A vision in hot pink, the pop icon finally gets to tour her latest album in Newcastle.

LIVE:

A HYPNOTIC PURSUIT WITH THE WAR ON DRUGS

The seven piece capture their expansive sound at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange.  

LIVE:

LIFE ON MARR: JOHNNY PLAYS NEWCASTLE

A selection of pictures from the tiny warm-up show for the guitar titan.  

LIVE:

IT’S ALL BETTER WITH KAWALA

We popped in for a chat with the boys ahead of their Manchester show (+ a gallery of the night). 

LIVE:

A BOOSTER SHOW FROM THE VACCINES

The band bring the fire in Manchester: view our gallery to see them in action.

LIVE:

BASTILLE AT MANCHESTER ARENA

An electric performance - with just a bit of tenderness.



PLAYLIST


FOYER
Wild Nothing

BLIND SIDE
Beach for Tiger

DAYS
No Vacation

AIR
Men I Trust

PLAYLIST




LIVE:

THE GLORIOUS VILLAINY OF DORIAN ELECTRA

With a presence somewhere between Chernabog and Cruella, Electra delivers a theatrical masterclass at SWG3.

REVIEW:

‘HOT CRUSH LOVER’: WE’RE CRUSHING RN

This brand new bop from Blu DeTiger is set to ripple through your summer.

LIVE:

THE STRANGLERS TAKE NOTTS

The classic band play their 16th, long overdue Rock City show.


LIVE:

MATT MALTESE, FOR A MOMENT

A gallery of pictures as the tender trio take to Newcastle’s City Hall.

LIVE:

A NIGHT WITH IDLES

View our gallery from their explosive Sheffield headline show.

LIVE:

ZUZU PLAYS MANCHESTER’S DEAF INSTITUTE

Not far from home, the up-and-coming Scouser welcomes a loving crowd.


LIVE:

ASHNIKKO RANSACKS A SUNDAY NIGHT IN SCOTLAND

Ash holds the Glasgow crowd in a headlock on the last night of the Demidevil tour.

LIVE:

SAM FENDER FILLS OUT NEWCASTLE ARENA

With stories of the stuck youth, Sam’s words resonate with his home crowd.

LIVE:

HALFNOISE RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY

On one of a three-date tour to support the new album, these musicians really shine.


LIVE:

RINA SAWAYAMA: LIVE IN GLASGOW

There’s raising the bar, and there’s snapping it in half - Rina does the latter.

LIVE:

LAURA MARLING: LIVE IN MANCHESTER

Laura upholds the solace of the grand, Grade II listed Manchester chapel.

FEATURE:

THAEMON: A MIND-MELTING A/V COMPILATION

An EP that softens electronic genre boundaries and shines a light on Euro-drone.




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