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Wolf Alice - Manchester Ritz

Wolf Alice - Manchester Ritz

"Dreams! adorations! illuminations!" Gary Kaill sees Wolf Alice learn how to howl.

Reason to Believe - the Hartheim interview

Reason to Believe - the Hartheim interview

"I don’t want to be singing about fucking going down to the shops on a Tuesday and someone going 'Oh yeah, I did that the other day'." Gary Kaill on Manchester's new hope.

Warpaint - Manchester Albert Hall

Warpaint - Manchester Albert Hall

How do you feel about your shoes, Manchester?

Hartheim - Manchester Roadhouse

Hartheim - Manchester Roadhouse

We're there as one of Manchester's brightest hopes triumph over midweek gig lethargy.

2:54 - Manchester Deaf Institute

2:54 - Manchester Deaf Institute

Sister Act II. Gary Kaill argues the case for the sequel. (Photos by Alex Bell.)

The Music Fix Albums of 2014

The Music Fix Albums of 2014

2014 - we were in you. And this is what you sounded like.

Allo Darlin' - Manchester Deaf Institute

Allo Darlin' - Manchester Deaf Institute

You had me at Allo. Gary Kaill gets swoony with the indie exemplars. Supa Snaps by Alex Bell.

Now That's Magic: the Ex Hex interview

Now That's Magic: the Ex Hex interview

"I wouldn't even think about trying to sell albums. I've never lived in that world." Mary Timony tells Gary Kaill how her artistic integrity remains a compromise-free zone.

Waving Not Drowning: the Glass Tides interview

Waving Not Drowning: the Glass Tides interview

Gary Kaill on why Glass Tides, amidst stiff competition, are causing more ripples than most emerging Manchester bands.

Nicole Atkins - Manchester Gulliver's

Nicole Atkins - Manchester Gulliver's

Eight years. Three albums. One freakin' tour. Gary Kaill finally rolls up the sleeping bag.

Lower Than Atlantis

Lower Than Atlantis

Will the real LTA please stand up? Gary Kaill casts doubts on the alt-rockers' new chart-friendly sound.

Ex Hex - Rips

Ex Hex - Rips

With her new band, Mary Timony goes pop. Gary Kaill falls under their spell.

Angel Olsen - Manchester Gorilla

Angel Olsen - Manchester Gorilla

Gary Kaill sees Angel Olsen return for her second UK tour of the year. Olsen 1 : 0 Hecklers. (Photos by Alex Bell.)

Acre Tarn - Clasp and Shake EP

Acre Tarn - Clasp and Shake EP

Tarn around bright eyes. Gary dallies with another electronic duo.