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GALLERY: Northern Noise Live – Novella, Towns & Temple Songs @ Sound Control

On Friday night we welcomed Novella, Towns and Temple Songs to Sound Control Manchester, one of the cushiest venues we've ever had the pleasure of boozing in. Those in attendance that evening witnessed some electric performances from a trio of the UK's hottest upcoming acts and three bands that we've been going on about for ages. And rightly so, Novella's rare Northern performance was quite a sight, as was Towns' climactic return to Northern Noise Live and Temple Songs' arresting opener. Those who missed out,... Read more »

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INTERVIEW: Coves

October is the month of Northern Noise. Five days ago we kicked off our double-punch of events by welcoming Novella to Manchester and partying with Shinies in Fallowfield and we're not done yet. On Saturday we'll be hosting the triumphant return of Coves to our original Northern Noise Live stage at The Castle Hotel.  When we last saw these guys they were draped in a moody kaleidoscope light, blasting out their psychedelic pop sounds to an audience shrouded in darkness. It was trippy to say... Read more »

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NEWS: Josephine To Appear On Jools Holland

Mancunian singer/songwriter Josephine will be featured on Jools Holland this week, with the live episode airing on Tuesday night and the longer edition "Later..." on Friday night. It's great to see her finally make her way into the national consciousness and we hope that this will pave the way for many more people to become fans of her work. Her debut album "Portrait" was released earlier this year. She's making good use of her TV appearance by then going on a mammoth UK Tour. She has two... Read more »

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PERSONAL PLAYLIST: Victories At Sea

Here's some exciting stuff. On Saturday evening Birmingham boys Victories at Sea will be performing for us at Trof Fallowfield in support of our Manc main act Shinies. You may have heard of these guys before. A surge of ace new music has been emerging from Birmingham recently and Victories at Sea are right in the thick of it alongside bands like Peace and October's NNLive support Jaws. In the past, the band have described their electro-indie sound as 'dark disco' however they're not too... Read more »

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MIXTAPE: SHINIES

Lots of exciting Northern Noise Live news this week. We're sure you've already heard about this Friday's Novella show at Manchester's Sound Control but did you know we have another event scheduled for the following night? On Saturday we'll be traveling a little further down Oxford Road to Fallowfield, the student capital of the North, to help Manchester quartet Shinies celebrate their single launch in style at Trof. For only five English pounds you'll get to experience one of the most talked about bands in... Read more »