Cornish punk rockers Bangers have just put out their third full-length album “Bird”, with some brilliant artwork to boot. The album is 10 tracks of darker, heavier Bangers bangers with early standout tracks along the lines of “Mannequin” and “I Don’t Feel Like I’ll Ever Be Clean Again”.

“Mannequin” is a personal favourite due to the brilliant story told throughout where the character in the song is replaced in his life by a “souless, faceless mannequin” and copes with everything just fine. You can stream the album in full below through their bandcamp and buy the record from Specialist Subject Records.

Bangers will be playing Manchfester on Saturday 3rd October and you can get your tickets for that right here:

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I thought it was about time to get some new Moving North shirts done up, after the “I know what happened, I was there” ones that seemed to go down a treat last time.

I reached out to Drew Millward, who I’d seen design some great stuff for the likes of ONSIND and Out Of Spite Fest, and he hit me back with a bloody great front/back design. Continue reading

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Red City Radio in Manchester!


Let’s go back in time to 2009 and my first ever trip to The Fest in Florida, accompanied by my brother and a few friends. Anyone who’s ever attend The Fest will be aware of its friendly nature and the ease of talking to almost anybody else who’s there.

My brother and I were in the Holiday Inn elevator with a few other people and there was a guy holding a CD and a t-shirt, so naturally I started being nosey and asking him what band was on the merch, he turned it round and said “Red City Radio”. Continue reading

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Interview: Benio Baumgart (Hindsights)


On Friday we have the pleasure of putting on six incredible bands at Gullivers in Manchester. One of these bands is called Hindsights and they’re from Berkshire.

They released their debut album “Cold Walls / Cloudy Eyes” on Beach Community records in the first half of this year, and it’s such a solid effort. You can stream the whole thing right here and I encourage you to be word perfect by the time they take the stage on Friday.

I caught up with Benio (guitar/vocals) earlier today while he was in the van and had a talk about touring, bands avoiding writing albums and how to balance life and music together.

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Today we’ve announced that we’re welcoming back one of our favourite bands we’ve ever had the pleasure of putting on, The Smith Street Band.

They’re playing Reading/Leeds Festival at the end of August and we’ve managed to get them to swing by Manchester at the start of the month to play a really special and intimate show at Gullivers (150 cap!).

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Interview: Henry Cox (Boston Manor)


Boston Manor have had a busy year so far, kicking things off with a long UK tour with Moose Blood and Choir Vandals, while currently gearing up for a number of festival slots this Summer. Things have stepped up a gear in the BxM camp recently and I shot some questions over to Henry (vocals) to catch up with them and see what they’ve got ahead.

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Manchfester announced…


Pretty bloody excited to announce the line-up and info for this years Manchfester. This years has a back to basics theme around it, and I’m stoked to have three bands that played the first ever Moving North gig back on the same line-up again. This time around we’ve got something new, something old, some MN favourites and MN first timers, stoked on the mix!

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