The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone Doc Gets Manchester Premier With Band

Manc legends The Stone Roses have been pretty busy since their reformation last year. Lucky for us, This Is England mastermind and ace Brit director Shane Meadows was there to capture their monumental return in all its Northern glory. Today, we've finally received word that his hotly tipped documentary The Stone Roses: Made of Stone will make its worldwide debut in the heart of Manchester on May 30th. The choice to unveil this no-holds-bar rockumentary in our Northern capital feels rather apt - it's a Northern no-brainer and the... Read more »

Pete Roe

NEWS: Pete Roe Announces Tour

We've like Pete Roe ever since he helped us carry a merch table around The Deaf Institute. That was when we were putting on Lucy Rose as part of our help with Clash Magazine's Issue Launches and he was the support act. Supporting someone like Lucy is sure to have gained him many new fans and it's now time for him to take the step up and headline his own UK tour in May. But it's not just us that recommend him, Pete is a highly respected musician, both by his... Read more »

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Why You Should Care About: Winter Son & Jozef K

We're not exactly aficionados of electronic music here at Northern Noise. Lets just say it took us longer than most to realise why The Warehouse Project does a roaring trade in bottled water. But we genuinely do admire the innovative sounds and unfathomable array of genres being created by producers around the world. So today we're exploring the scene in our own city and asking Winter Son why you should care about him... Download the above track for free Members Tom Ragsdale & Jozef K (Turntables, TR-808 Drum Machine, Drum Pads) What They Have To... Read more »

Swiss Lips

REVIEW: Swiss Lips @ Night & Day, Manchester

Swiss Lips. "Accidentally" named after slang for the female front potato, the Manchester electro/guitar band have successfully managed to get people dancing up and down the country. After "U Got The Power" got attention all over the nation, and follow-up "DANZ"  showing off the bands home city through the shapes thrown by an old dude with long hair, things are definitely moving in the right direction. They're radio friendly, able to get on the mainstream stations while still being the cool side of pop music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js6ZMNR9HG8&list=UUh3TToCs7rVG2LAmLpJSImg We caught them... Read more »

Joe Banfi

COMPETITION: Win tickets to Joe Banfi’s EP Launch Show At The Castle

Early next month the North's own Joe Banfi will be heading out on a spring UK tour. The trek coincides with the release of his new EP Nomads which will hit fan's ears on March 4th courtesy of Communion Records. To celebrate, we've got a pair of tickets to give away for his super special EP launch at The Castle Hotel. To be in with a chance of bagging them all you have to do is follow us on Twitter and Tweet us the answer to this... Read more »