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Northern Noise Live: Nine Black Alps + special guests at The Tache, Blackpool – 17th December

Ready for an early Christmas present? To celebrate our first full year of live music goodness, we've arranged an end of year show in the party capital of the North. We're well excited to announce that on December 17th Northern Noise Live will be bringing Nine Black Alps to one of Blackpool's most iconic rock venues. This Manchester quartet will be arriving at The Tache for a Blackpool blow out - an event perfect for helping you secure that fuzzy festive feeling through a combination... Read more »

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PERSONAL PLAYLIST: Civilians

We've got loads of ace stuff for you today. First, Saturday's headlining act Coves made us a mixtape of their very favourite tracks that you can hit up in Spotify and listen to at your leisure. We found that it goes well with a nice cup of tea. True story. If that wasn't enough, we asked our opening act Civilians to spill the beans on their musical influences so you can get a handy crash course on the band before this weekend's Northern Noise Live... Read more »

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MIXTAPE: Coves

In three days time we'll be bringing Northern Noise Live back to The Castle Hotel with our fantastic headlining act Coves. Yesterday we offered you a quick question-answer session with the Leamington Spa duo in which they discussed their career so far, their influences and their thoughts on praise from high places. If you missed it, make sure you check it out. With this weekend's show looming, we asked the Coves duo Beck and John to compile a mixtape of tracks that heavily influenced their... Read more »

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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 »