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J. Cole KOD review

J. Cole, a silhouette in solitude, simmering only swiftly in the public’s presence, passing platinum, then projecting back into privacy until the cycle continues. Though, note that Cole rarely takes solace in his public silence, if the figure he holds in the music world is voluminous, he holds a larger position within local communities which […]

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Loyle Carner’s Yesterday’s Gone: In Retrospect

Loyle Carner, a name which once pronounced won’t again be mistaken since the release of his debut album, Yesterday’s Gone. An album which has sent him meandering down the streams of cult hip-hop undertones, through to the river mouth of mainstream hip-hop and grime culture, a culture which is somewhat disorientating through indistinguishable grime crunches and […]

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Yeah Buddy DIY @ Aatma, NQ

Photography by Oli Thomas Yeah Buddy DIY is a “community for the unsigned, independent and DIY music scene.” The event took place in Aatma, a small and unassuming club down an alley in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Springfield Elementary The night had an unpretentious and intimate feel to it; the Wednesday night crowd was small but […]

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Q&A with Springfield Elementary

Following their Yeah Buddy DIY gig, we spoke to Springfield Elementary about the Manchester music scene and their plans for the future. Could you tell us a bit about how you guys formed your band? I (Billy) wanted to start a band for ages but for some reason, a drummer who was free was hard […]

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Arctic Monkeys Announce New Album

Arctic Monkeys have announced that their sixth LP, titled ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ set to be released on the 11th of May. It’s been five long years of waiting for Monkeys fans, who haven’t released any new music since their brilliant 2013 release ‘AM’. The band have announced a series of European and North […]

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Preview: Andrew Seaton presents Ingénue

An exciting night of upcoming artists emerging in the North West comes to Night People on April 17th. Hosted by Andrew Seaton, headlining the event are Ingénue, whose mix of eclectic rock undoubtedly draws influence from stoner and psych-rock of the late 90s. Amongst the supporting acts are Subjects, and four-piece alt-pop sensation Leviathans, whose […]

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Sunset Rollercoaster – Cassa Nova

Taiwanese indie sensation Sunset Rollercoaster have released their new EP Cassa Nova, the follow up to predecessor Jinji Kikko 2 years ago. Echoing Mac Demarco with shades of lo-fi “blue wave”, songs such as Slow and Libidream are effortlessly easy on the ears, playing out with a relaxed, hazy ambience. There’s even an influence of Bowie, […]

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