Corella- Say Something

Allow me to start with a simple, yet bold, statement: Corella are the most important emerging band in Manchester. They are a band at the absolute peak of their powers who can do no wrong. Fever. Barcelona Girl. Gorilla. Deaf Institute. Academy 3. Successful headline tour selling out towns the country over. It’s a list […]

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Edits: Don’t Speak 

The glorious thing about a music scene as thriving as the emerging Manchester one, is that just when you think you’ve heard it all, another hidden gem lands on your lap and you have a new band to admire.  This time around that hidden gem is courtesy of boy/girl “electronic other worldness” creators Edits and […]

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Cavana- Live at Ruby Lounge

It’s funny the sights you see at gigs. The dancers, the nodders, the lads, the ladies, the couples in love and the solo gig goers who have to wait til they finish their pint until they can piss, the lads for whom the gig scene isn’t the norm but they know the band and get […]

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The Jackobins- Outside

Since I started Emerging North 3 years ago bands have come and bands have gone but one band that has stood the course of time and continued to grow in strength, calibre and efficiency are The Jackobins. Sure, there have been line up changes, but, there seems to be nothing that can stop this Merseyside juggernaut. […]

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Gardenback- Bulldogs

Back in February we had Gardenback headline an installment of our Emerging North Live nights at Aatma. It was very much a case of blind faith, I had never seen the band before and had only a demo to go off, but, it was very, very clear that this was a band that was going […]

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Courtyards- Everything

Having done this website for over 3 years I have seen my fair share of bands who have seemed to have a lot of potential but then fallen by the wayside and that’s why it is all the sweeter when you see a band exceed the vision you had of them. That’s exactly what Courtyards […]

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Jekyll- Mania

When I ask you to think of Blackpool I expect that a tower, the beach and a pleasure beach come to mind. Fair enough. You may also think about rock. The rock that comes to mind, I imagine, is the sickly sweet stuff that comes in all shapes and sizes and rips your fillings out. […]

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