Welcome to Moving North.
We put on D.I.Y punk rock shows in Manchester. You can pay on the door at all our shows unless we say SOLD OUT online.

Follow us at @movingnorthuk and facebook and get in touch if you're in a local band.

Upcoming Shows:

Thu 17th April @ The Star & Garter
THE SMITH ST BAND / RESTORATIONS / ASTPAI / GREAT CYNICS / BRAWLERS Facebook Event. Tickets.

Wed 7th May @ The Star & Garter
IRON CHIC / GNARWOLVES / BEAR TRADE / STAY CLEAN JOLENE / DON BLAKE Facebook Event. SOLD OUT!.

Sun 11th May @ Wahlbar, Fallowfield
HINDSIGHTS / MILK TEETH / BOSTON MANOR / PIPEDREAM Facebook Event. £5 OTD

Wed 14th May @ The Star & Garter
REAL FRIENDS / MODERN BASEBALL / YOU BLEW IT! / NAI HARVEST Facebook Event. SOLD OUT!

Fri 25th July @ The Star & Garter
CITIZEN / DIAMOND YOUTH / HEADROOM / BOSTON MANOR Facebook Event. Tickets

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Restorations - "New Old" (Live at SideOneDummy offices)

There hasn't been that many bands in the past few years that I've stumbled across and they've totally blown me away, Restorations from Philadelphia are one of them.

I was hungover as all hell in Orlando, Florida and we'd just heard about a show happening down the road and we went to go check it out. We watch Dikembe, Empire Empire! and a couple others who were good, but then Restorations came on and fuuuuuuuuck.

I'm so excited to be able to put them on this Thursday with The Smith Street Band, Astpai, Great Cynics and Brawlers at The Star & Garter. Here's a video they've just put up from when they were hanging out at the SideOneDummy offices and they recorded a live version of their track "New Old" off of their mindblowingly good second album, aptly named "LP2".


Stream the entire album right here:

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Moving North Records 001: Throwing Stuff / Boston Manor 7"

Very happy to say that the first release by Moving North Records is now available. Featuring two songs from Blackpool-based Boston Manor and two songs from scattered-around-the-country Throwing Stuff.

I've been wanting to release a record on vinyl for years and the situation arose and we took full advantage of it. With my own record collection, I've always appreciated packages that look nice, are made nice, have little extras and ultimately sound great. I like to think we've ticked all the boxes with MN001. The package includes a 'mellow yellow' coloured 7" vinyl, download code, spined sleeve, full colour double-sided card insert with lyrics and mentions and a couple of Moving North Records stickers thrown in for good measure.

You can buy the 7" now from HERE and until it arrives you can stream all the songs on the Moving North Records bandcamp.


The official release show is happening on Friday 28th March at The Brudenell Social Club Games Room in Leeds. The line-up looks like this:
GREAT CYNICS
MUNCIE GIRLS
THROWING STUFF
BOSTON MANOR
Doors are at 8pm, £6 on the night and plenty more information can be found here.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Great Cynics / Muncie Girls

The long-awaited split record featuring Great Cynics and Muncie Girls was released today! Each band has three songs on display and you can stream it below. You can pay what you want for the digital download, but why wouldn't you just order the 12", look how beautiful that's gonna look!


Great Cynics and Muncie Girls are playing a record release show in Leeds at The Brudenell Social Club with Throwing Stuff and Boston Manor (also celebrating the vinyl release of their split 7" you can listen to here) on FRIDAY 28TH MARCH. Here's all the info you need: https://www.facebook.com/events/213546798837342/

Here's the Great Cynics video for "Whatever You Want" too:

Friday, 7 March 2014

Long time, no post...

Hello! This year I started a new job which takes up a lot of my time which I'd usually be posting amusing images of cats on your Facebook feed and then constantly spamming you about the great shows we've got coming up, I still kinda do both, but here's a quick summary.

Weds 12th March @ The Star & Garter (Downstairs)
The Survival Tour - feat. Sam Russo, Dear Everyone, Roo Pescod, Jimmy Islip.

Anyone who came to watch The Survival Tour last year will know how incredible a night it was. A fine selection of the best UK acoustic acts around all mucking in together, helping out with harmonies, tambourines and heckles. Such a great night and it'll be great to have Sam Russo back in Manchester for the first time since the Tim Barry tour back in August 2013. More info...

Mon 17th March @ The Tiger Lounge
Calvinball / Arms Aloft / Pure Graft / Headroom

Arms Aloft are a hard-working punk rock band from Wisconsin who were last seen in Manchester at manchFESTer 1.5 back in 2011, this time they're back on St. Patricks Day at The Tiger Lounge. We see the return of our favourites in Calvinball and Pure Graft again which'll be bloody lovely. Then relative newcomers Headroom open the show and their 4-track EP released last year was incredible, if you haven't heard it yet, quit slacking. More info...

Thu 17th April @ The Star & Garter
The Smith St Band / Restorations / Astpai / Great Cynics / Brawlers

Now I'm not one to toot my own horn but this has got to be one of the best line-ups you'll see for a while. Last time SSB were in town, the show at Star & Garter sold out and was absolutely mind-blowing. Such a great atmosphere for every band and even the SSB mentioned how insane it was. Add to them mix our Austrian buds in Astpai, blow-your-freakin'-mind Philly five-piece Restorations and two of the UK's best bands and you've got a recipe for a Thursday night with a Bank Holiday Friday the next day. More info...

Wed 7th May @ The Star & Garter
Iron Chic / Gnarwolves / Bear Trade / Stay Clean Jolene / Don Blake

YES! Two of my favourite bands of the last few years on the same show. Iron Chic are back touring their latest album 'The Constant One' which kept up the theme of the first record by being mint. We got Gnarwolves back to Manchester for the first time since 2012 when we had them play with That Fucking Tank at Kraak Gallery. Line-up completed by some of our favourite bands in the North. Tickets are selling pretty fast for this one so keep an eye out it. More info...

Sunday 11th May @ Wahlbar, Fallowfield
Hindsights / Milk Teeth

We haven't completely announced this show yet, but figured I'd put it in your diary for you. Hindsights and Milk Teeth, two bands making waves and making people take notice recently. More info on it's way.

Weds 14th May @ The Star & Garter
Real Friends / Modern Baseball / You Blew It! / Nai Harvest

This show sold out in three days. So if you don't have a ticket by now, chances are you're gonna miss it all (see what I did there?). I'm not sure I even need to write about how insane this gig is going to be, look at the line-up and it'll explain itself. More info...

Fri 25th July @ The Star & Garter
Citizen / Diamond Youth / Headroom / Boston Manor

Citizen released one of my favourite albums of last year with 'Youth' and can't wait to catch them for the first time in July. They're joined by Topshelf Records' Diamond Youth (Chicago) and Headroom (Manchester) for the entire tour and we've added Blackpool pop-punx Boston Manor to the bill because why the fuck wouldn't we? Tickets also shifting really quick so don't sleep on it. More info...

Grab all your tickets for the ticketed shows (April onwards) at www.movingnorth.bigcartel.com

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

CITIZEN / DIAMOND YOUTH and MOVING NORTH RECORDS

Couple of things to announce today. Firstly is a new show with another incredible line-up (you're welcome). We welcome CITIZEN to Manchester for the first time, joined by Diamond Youth, Headroom and Boston Manor. Tickets go on sale HERE on Friday, don't hang around.
And I am equally as excited to announce the launch of Moving North Records... 

Our first release is going to be a split 7″ between Throwing Stuff and Boston Manor. This will be a co-release with Aaahh!!! Real Records and will be available on ‘Mellow Yellow’ coloured vinyl, limited to 250.

Pre-orders are available NOW with an immediate mp3 download of the entire record. If vinyl still boggles you, you can download the record directly from the Moving North Bandcamp.

Monday, 13 January 2014

REAL FRIENDS / MODERN BASEBALL / YOU BLEW IT! / NAI HARVEST

Absolutely stoked to announce this gig that's happening in May. 
TICKETS
Moving North: http://bit.ly/1ktiDcn
See: http://bit.ly/1aN5XTM