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Written by Jake Searle Last Monday I saw King Nun at Soup Kitchen. Loud, energetic and bold, they created a powerful atmosphere despite the cold Monday evening. Early in the night I spoke with Theo, the lead singer. We talked about the tour’s success, despite illness, the process of recording their latest album – Mass, […]

Written by Mia Edwards… The year is 2015. A text appears on my phone. I am embedded in a McBusted-in-bed marathon. The text reads: For your 18th do you want tickets to see Scouting for Girls with me and my mum?  Fast forward a month or so, and a venue in Bouremouth is filled with the melody of thousands of […]

Written by Olivia White Where to even begin?  Black Midi continue to strike awe, shock or confusion (sometimes all 3) in the eyes of those who witness their mismatch of genres, styles and eccentric vocals. However, without fail, they consistently attract cult fans to their sold-out live performances and paved their own entrance to the […]

Written by Louis Golding While walking back from the Castle Hotel last Tuesday mulling over how best to articulate the content of this review, there was one moment to which my mind kept returning returning. Rather than something I had witnessed that night, it was a sentence that I had uttered 3 years prior, sitting […]

Written by Ben Read: Playlist Editor Last Friday I was fortunate enough to catch Fatoumata at Band on The Wall in Manchester. The fact that I could watch a Malian-parented, Ivorian-raised, French and Wassalou-speaking artist in Manchester highlights an ever growing connectivity in our globalised world. Fatoumata brought a microcosm of her own culture, experiences […]

Written by Olivia White The Minneapolis-born Night Moves graced the very ‘on brand’ Manchester’s Night & Day Café. Having only played the ‘Cottonopolis’ once before a few years back, I was certainly cautious about the crowd they’d be able to bring on a chilly Sunday evening. However, from the second I arrived; my doubts melted […]

By Head of Arts and Culture, Saoirse Akhtar-Farren This Saturday evening, Lisbon met Manchester, in a collaboration named ‘Blend x De Rumba’ which certainly brought the much needed heat to Manchester. Boiler room DJ and producer PEDRO upon his first visit to the UK, was supported by Idania Borero-Knight, also known as Miss Puerto Rico, […]

Written by Ben Reed I hope that anyone who had the fortune to catch Sampa the Great at Yes will reflect upon the brilliance of the experience. The gig itself was a cathartic playground; every aspect of the performance was of the highest quality. The crowd was alive and the band sublime. Sampa performed with […]