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Mass Communion

Year after year, album after album, Manchester’s Courteeners have confounded their critics by playing ever-more-massive Manchester venues. From Manchester Arena (2010) to Delamere Forest (2011), Castlefield Bowl (2013) and Heaton Park (2015), a homecoming gig for these boys is never a small – or polite – affair.

Courteeners played a sold out show to 50,000 fans at Manchester’s Old Trafford cricket ground last month just a few days after the atrocity at the Arena. Q, The Times and NME wrote about a truly incredible sold out show by the city’s unarguable hometown heroes.

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Matador reviews so far…

Released on January 26th, Matador was given the critical once-over by the great and the good of the British media. People seem to love it…

Matador’s sound textures are from a wide range of sources: gospel, a touch of Neu!… A trace of the Plastic Ono Band… Thrillingly on the edge of hysteriaThe Guardian 4 *

Inventive throughoutThe Times

Ambitious and affecting, Matador may well be Coombes’s finest work to dateEvening Standard 4*

He’s made his masterpieceQ 4*

By the end, it feels like a journey through one man’s rawest and real emotions… that likeable Supergrass scamp is shedding his youthful skin to emerge as a serious and fascinating artistMojo 5*

One man, one voice – but now with an even clearer vision than beforeRecord Collector

20/20 could be my favourite song of the yearThe Independent

A great solo artistNME

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