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Can You Hear Me Now magazine, credit: Olga Yakushenko
27th Feb
A new magazine has been launched in Manchester hoping to raise awareness of the issues women face within the music industry. Olivia Havercroft, 27,...
Found Sounds
21st Feb
Manchester Central Library is to host an open mic session for emerging Mancunian rappers, musicians, poets and MCs. As well as giving creative minds...
Artists taking Action
20th Feb
OCD is a debilitating illness, affecting 1-2% of the UK population. OCD Action held an event at the Retro Bar in Manchester to help raise money and...
Sundara Karma
18th Feb
When Sundara Karma walked out onto the stage at Albert Hall, Manchester, to Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl, I knew I was in store for a fantastic...
Akcadamy at Rebellion
18th Feb
Akcadamy are introducing something new to the rap genre. Fusing hip-hop beats with funky guitar-based rhythms, the 5-piece bring a fresh...
Rag'n'Bone Man Humans cover
14th Feb
The bearded and husky 32-year-old started out as a rapper and by taking influences from both his blues and hip-hop background, Rag ‘n’...
Sampha - Process album cover
14th Feb
Life is full of processes, everything we encounter or go through happens through a process. This rings true for Sampha, much like his album, he...
Aquilo Silhouettes
14th Feb
It can be hard to get excited about music that is expressively mellow, however for ambient electro-pop duo Aquilo, their new album Silhouettes...
Steak Baguettes at Y Not festival
24th Jan
The city of Manchester is synonymous with new bands. So much so that they almost seem to blend together into one giant mould, with everything, quite...


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