Bipolar Sunshine - "Where Did The Love Go" | Music Video

With an already apparent tendency for aesthetically stunning visuals, Bipolar Sunshine returns once again with the video for "Where Did The Love Go." Read more

Interview: Bipolar Sunshine discusses his solo ascent

Cold, wet and dreary; a typical winter's night backdrop was apt for our interview with Manchester's rising starlet Bipolar Sunshine. Emerging from the 2012 split of Kid British, Adio Marchant has moved from strength to strength with his modest yield of tracks that transfer you between soaring euphoria and taxi arguments with your girlfriend.

Whether it's the dark orchestral optimism of "Fire" or the affable reassurance of "Love More Worry Less," Adio has carved a warm affinity with his work and its listeners, one that has made so many fans over the past year. But where, what and why? Intrigued and allured, Dave Reid decided to find out from the man himself - one of the UK's most legitimate and captivating emerging artists of 2013. Read more

Oceaán – "Neéd U" I New Music


With a weekend of high temperatures and cold drinks on the way, I'd like to present the soundtrack to the event, "Neéd U" by Oceaán.

Nine months have passed since the Manchester based artist dropped "Haze" and while that track was more of a meeting down a dark alley between Burial and Bon Iver, "Neéd U" brings along a more uptempo wavy backdrop as Oliver Cean floats over the tide.

It’s more of a James Blake and Disclosure meeting down the beach kind of sound. What sounds better than that? Whatever you just said was incorrect.

Hit play for the correct answer.

Bipolar Sunshine - "Long.Live.A$AP" | Music Video

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Covers are a real hard thing to master. More times they're shoved alongside the original and meticulously picked apart for every off pitch falsetto or hesitation. That is unless you're talented enough to go all the way left and come out the other side with a totally contrasting take on the track.

Bipolar Sunshine is that 'talented enough' artist today. While not content with dealing with just one record, Manchester-based singer Adio Marchant fearlessly takes on three of A$AP Rocky's hits at once; merging all three into a melodic, coherent piece over a string of mellow guitar strokes that shift the mood cleverly from the initial blueprint drawn by Rocky. Read more

Misha B - "Do You Think Of Me" | Music Video

Freshly unveiled is the official video for Misha B's second single from her forthcoming debut solo album "Do You Think Of Me".Read more

Josephine - "Original Love" | Music Video

Coming from the city of Manchester, emerging singer Josephine brings us the video for her second single, "Original Love" from her soon to drop debut album, Portrait. Read more

Chris Tucker adds second London show to UK tour in November | Comedy

Missed out on getting tickets to see comedian Chris Tucker in London? Fear not, the Atlanta born Rush Hour star has just added a second London show to his UK stand-up tourdates this Winter, on November 25. Read more

Nas interview: "We don't chase pop, pop chases us" | SoulCulture TV

On the UK leg of NaS' recent tour, SoulCulture TV took a road trip up to Manchester to speak to the legendary emcee about his latest album, Life Is Good; out today (in the UK) through Def Jam. After performing for the Academy crowd, Nas discussed the energy behind the album and his hopes for it to inspire artists, shared his thoughts on commercial distractions in the rap game, Damian Marley's influence on his live shows and more. Read more

Nicki Minaj – ‘Pink Friday World Tour Blog (The 'Dutty Wine Vlog')' [Video]

Judging by this newly-released vlog, Nicki Minaj sure had a blast on last week's Manchester stop of her Pink Friday Tour. The video includes footage from both her sold-out show at the Manchester Apollo and the afterparty which took place at Entourage nightclub right before she jetted off to L.A. for BET Awards. Read more

Rita Ora to play two UK shows in August | Music News

Besides appearing on festival bills such as Wireless and T in The Park, Roc Nation's Rita Ora just announced that she will also be hold some special intimate shows this summer in London and Manchester. Read more

Labrinth kicks off fresh UK tour in October 2012 | Music News

Having given New York his debut US performance last week at Santos Party House, SYCO-signed London singer, songwriter and producer Labrinth is back on UK soil and preparing to do what he does best - perform to audiences of thousands. Read more

Slaughterhouse announce UK Tour kicking off in London in May | Event Preview

UK Slaughterhouse fans rise up and rejoice. The four headed Shady Records signed lyrical beast comprised of rappers Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Crooked I and Royce Da 5'9" are set to touch down on the UK shores on May 15th to kick off their three date UK tour at London's HMV Forum.
The supergroup will also be hitting Manchester and Birmingham to promote their forthcoming Shady debut LP Welcome to: Our House, which will be released in mid-June and is executive produced by Eminem.

The London show features support from UK rapper Smiler, with hosting from Mystro and Choice FM's DJ 279 on the decks.

UK dates as follows:Read more

A$AP Rocky to make UK live debut in June | Event Preview

That "Pretty Muthaf*cker" A$AP Rocky is set to headline his first every UK tour this summer. The much talked about rapper who recently released his Live.Love.ASAP mixtape has announced a four date debut UK tour which will kick off in London on June 5th. Get your tickets A$AP ;) .

Peep the full tour dates below.Read more

J. Dilla Changed My Life charity nights rock London, Brighton & Manchester in February | UK Events

The Doctor’s Orders party promoters are back for the sixth year with their annual event J. Dilla Changed My Life, commemorating the life of celebrated, influential Hip Hop producer, the late James ‘J. Dilla’ Yancey. This year the event will be taking over three parts of the UK with separate events being held in Brighton, London and Manchester in the first week of February this year. Read more

Feist announces London Royal Albert Hall and Manchester Apollo shows 2012 | UK Events

Canadian singer/songwriter, Feist, who recently released her fourth studio album entitled Metals, has just announced she will be gracing UK stages in March of 2012.
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Q-Tip announces UK summer concert dates | Event Preview

Following the success of his one off show at the Roundhouse 2 years ago, Hip Hop Legend and A Tribe Called Quest founding member Q-Tip will be hitting the UK once again this summer to perform two live concerts at the Manchester Academy on August 23rd and The IndigO2 in London on August 26th.

Tickets go onsale from June 3rd at 9am. Get your tickets ASAP!! You don't want to miss this.

The IndigO2, Peninsular Square, O2 Arena, Greenwich, London SE10 0DX

Manchester Academy UMSU Oxford Road Manchester M13 9PR