With just a few days to go, and a General Election, Manchfester 4.5 is coming quick.

Unfortunately we’ve been hit with some mega bad luck in the forms of Broadbay, Hot Mass and Pale Kids all having to drop out, but a shining light is there in the fact we’ve been able to add Bloodmines to proceedings and also start around 4pm!

Advance tickets are £10 (£15 charity) in advance and will be available until Friday, then it’ll be £12 on the door on Saturday. Plenty of space on the door.

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Sam Russo vs. Throwing Stuff


To celebrate Moving North’s 100th show on Saturday we’ve got a couple of band-on-band interviews to whet your appetitives. One will be Kamikaze Girls vs. Hot Mass but before that we’ve got old friends Throwing Stuff and Sam Russo grilling each other…

SR: Sam Russo

TS: Throwing Stuff (KK: Kieran, AM: Alun, JC: Jamie, BS: Ben) Continue reading

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Moving North 100th Gig


The first Moving North gig happened on 21st March 2010 at Kro Bar – fast forward seven years and we’re quickly approaching #100!

Apologies, I Have None are a band that got me into this little punk rock bubble, meeting them outside The Gaslight Anthem’s first ever UK show at ULU in London where Dan gave me a copy of their first EP ‘Done‘, which was probably the 5th or 6th copy I would own. Since then they’ve gone from a two-piece to a full band and they released their first album ‘London‘ which – i think it’s fair to say – is close to legendary status for a UK band to release songs like that. Then undergoing another line-up change when Dan left and releasing ‘Black Everything‘ which I bloody loved and most recently ‘Pharmacie‘ which is an incredible work of music – so far above tonnes of other bands making records at the moment. Apologies, I Have None have always been head and shoulders lyrically above most others, I think Josh is my favourite songwriter around.

They’ve not played Manchester since supporting The Front Bottoms in December, and not headlined since September so to have them back is long overdue, and to have them headlining the 100th Moving North gig is pretty awesome on a personal level, and even better on a broader level because they’re fucking great and you all get to watch them too.

They’re playing Gullivers on Saturday 10th June as part of Manchfester 4.5 which is also Moving North’s 100th Gig! Also on the line-up are Sam Russo (FULL BAND), Hot Mass, Kamikaze Girls, Broadbay, Throwing Stuff, Happy Accidents, Pale Kids, Crystal Piss and Aerial Salad. More info on all these siiiiick bands on the way shortly. Get your tickets.

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Joyce Manor & Martha

In a convincing attempt to win the ‘TOUR OF THE YEAR‘ award, Joyce Manor are coming back to the U.K. in July and our favourites in Martha are joining them for the ride. Continue reading

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MN#01 – MN#99

Yesterday marked 7 years since the first ever Moving North gig. It was at Kro Bar in Manchester, which I think still exists, and featured 5 bands that definitely don’t exist anymore.

We’re quickly approaching MN#100 and putting on four gigs in May is speeding things up, so I thought it was time for a quick update on all gigs in the pipeline!

MN#96 (Mon 8 May)
The inspirational Slingshot Dakota are touring the UK in May for the first time in years, bringing along Philadelphia-based Petal who was last seen supporting Beach Slang. Indie dance-punks Crumbs are coming over from Leeds to party and Smother from down the road will be opening things up.

Oh, then we added the legendary Caves because WHY NOT? Get yer tickets:

MN#97 (Fri 12 May)
Brighton’s finest three-piece Gnarwolves are back with a new album ‘Outsiders’ and a tour to support that. They’ll be playing Sound Control and supports will be announced real soon. Get yer tickets:

MN#98 (Wed 17 May)
We’re teaming up with Anarchistic Undertones again, after some brilliant co-pro gigs last year, to bring Canada’s incredible power-chord driven duo Mobina Galore to Manchester. They were last seen in the country as main support to Against Me! and if you’ve not heard them yet, PLEASE listen because they’re incredible. Support comes from Leeds/London based Jesus & His Judgemental Father, Holiday and Hoof. Get yer tickets:

MN#99 (Fri 19 May)
Welcoming back DIY punk rock legend Jeff Rosenstock with his band, right off the back of their incredible new album ‘Worry’. Last time they played in a packed out Gullivers and it was fantastic. They’re bringing along Doe for the whole tour! Get yer tickets:

MN#100 is under wraps but soon to be leaked out, it’s on Saturday 10th June at Gullivers and will be most fun.

Other dates for your diaries include:
Sat 1 July – The Smith Street Band, The Bennies, Shit Present @ Sound Control
Sat 8 July – THE BEST CO-HEADLINE EVER @ Rebellion


All our gig tickets are now on sale through the Dice app which is real cool and means your phone is your ticket and you don’t pay any booking fee. If you prefer the best method for Moving North, grab your tickets from the store here:

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Thanks to everyone who came out to Fuel Cafe on Friday night for the Throwing Stuff show, it was a lot of fun. We’ve not done a free/donations show in a long, long while and this was brilliant. Thanks to everyone who donated so we could give the bands some petrol money too! Continue reading

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Firstly, thanks to everyone that started 2017 off brilliantly and came out to Night & Day Cafe on 3rd January to watch Martha, Radiator Hospital, ONSIND, Natterers and Grotbags, what a way to kick off the year.

That was a co-promo with Bad Uncle and we’re teaming up again at the end of January to put on a FREE entry gig on a FRIDAY night. What more could you want? Continue reading

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2016 has been a weird one, that’s for sure. I’m not sure if it’s because we’re all getting older that everyone’s dying and we’re seeing the world fall apart, or whether it’s the beginning of the end all together, but one thing I do know is that there’s been some outstanding music produced in a year where putting on your headphones and zoning out for a bit has become all the more necessary. Continue reading

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Happy 15th Birthday to Astpai!


There’s not many bands around at the moment that have been on the grind for as long as Austria’s finest export – Astpai.
Every time I have the pleasure of catching them live whether it be on festival line-ups blowing peoples minds, or supporting on bigger tours and stealing the spotlight, it’s such a pleasure. They play with an honest intensity, and deliver everything with a sincerity that’s not found often. Continue reading

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