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.
FRI 13th DEC @ Wahl Bar, Fallowfield, Manchester
w/ MOVING NORTH XMAS DU w/ WELL WISHER / BRAWLERS / DOCTRINES / OTTO / DON BLAKE | Facebook Event.
Some absolute treats in 2014 as well...
Thursday, 5 December 2013
THANK YOU to everyone who helped out with that show, cooking, sitting on the door, watching the bands...The place was absolutely packed and it is ace to see so many people having a good time with zero bullshit.
Got one more gig for you in 2013 and it's happening on Friday 13th December at Wahl Bar, Fallowfield, Manchester and has a cracking line-up to see out the year.
It's a bloody CHRISTMAS SHOW so bring your festive spirit(s), mince pies, santa hats, stupid band Christmas jumpers, shitty tinsel and everything else.
Doors at 7pm, first band after that, NEW PA so the sound is actually gonna sound great down there and then got a "DJ" sorting the afterparty until 2am. Feed the world...
More info on Facebook here and the flyer looks a little something like this:
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
We had manchFESTer happening last year so thought we'd throw another party to celebrate the festive season of 2013. On the line-up we've got local emo lads Well Wisher headlining, Brawlers coming over from Leeds again to rip your faces off, the incredible Doctrines coming back again. All the way from deep south Penzance Otto are coming to Manchester for the first time, do NOT miss them. Local pop kings Don Blake will be kicking things off.
Two tracks from each band can be heard below and the amazing poster was done by the one and only Will Exley.
Monday, 21 October 2013
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Opening up with the same drumbeat that seemed to open every new album in the past two years (White Crosses, Are We A Danger To Ourselves?, American Slang) it's becomes clear that Bangers have got a different approach to this record compared to previous releases.
The opener A Curious Mix sees a mid-tempo rhythm welcome Roo's familiar vocal style but as the song unfolds and the cornet/trumpet and melody comes into play the song takes a step towards The Hold Steady storytelling style. Roo's lyricism is, yet again, a constant delight throughout this record, touching on familiar topics of jobs, hating jobs, quitting your jobs and general frustration (and acceptance) of everyday life. The Woods is one of the most familiar 'Banger-sounding' songs with witty vocals barked over a slow, muted guitar bursting into the trademark choruses Bangers are so well loved for.
They open up their musical influences a lot more on Crazy Fucking Dreams than on previous efforts I feel. Songs like Bad Jokes has a distinct Weezer feel about it, while A Quite Different Coastline wouldn't be out of place on a split between The Arteries and Motorhead that appears on an early Tony Hawk's soundtrack.
Penultimate track The Pits opens with the line "My sense of humour's been put through the dryer, I must have left it in the pockets of my work clothes" before lamenting the endless cycle as it goes "on and on and on and on" with some brilliant backing vocals from Above Them's Oli Wood, who produced the album.
Overall, I've written a lot of words up there and the only way you're gonna form your own opinion is by listening to the damn thing. It's Bangers most creative work so far, and perhaps their best.
Pre-order LP from Beach Community: bit.ly/1brDad2
Pre-order Cassette from Specialist Subject: bit.ly/1hNjgXI
CD coming soon from Waterslide.
Thursday, 10 October 2013
Rivals are made up of members of The Futureheads and The Mercury League and you can hear the influences of both on the track, the live show is honest and rocking and well worth checking out.
So just a reminder; Rivals are playing at The Tiger Lounge in Manchester THIS SUNDAY. That's Sunday 13th October, joining them will be Newcastle-based three-piece Mansions of Glory making their first trip to Manchester. Chicago's own The Sky We Scrape (Paper & Plastick) are a late addition to the line-up too. Leeds indie-rock comes in the form of Brawlers while local dudes in Plough Lines will be opening up.
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
What a bloody good two days they were! Massive thank you to everyone who came to the shows on Thursday and Friday, and especially if you came to both.
Thursday was great. Very nice having Apologies, I Have None back in Manchester after a long time out, first time we've had The Amistad on a gig and they were top lads too. It was obvious that there was a main reason everyone was there though, to see Calvinball for the last time in ages. Great crowd, full of excitable people hugging each other and singing along to new and old tracks.
How could you top that Thursday? I don't know, how about 5 bands on a Friday night with over a hundred people in The Star & Garter.
Shiiiiiiiit. This was probably my second favourite gig I've ever put on (after manchFESTer II). Every band was so helpful in making things run smoothly, they all played brilliantly and I think everyone in the audience appreciated it.
A bunch of the bands have said Friday was their favourite show of the tour and that means a hell of a lot to me personally.
Only got two more shows booked for now and they are:
Sun 13th October @ Tiger Lounge w/ RIVALS (ex-Futureheads) / MANSIONS OF GLORY / THE SKY WE SCRAPE (Chicago) / BRAWLERS / PLOUGH LINES.
Thu 28th November @ Star & Garter w/ THE FLATLINERS / ASTPAI / THROWING STUFF / BOSTON MANOR.
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Recently released their final album, aptly name 'Last Orders', you can listen to it below and pre-order the vinyl HERE. The show starts at 8pm on Thursday 26th September with a line-up hand picked by Calvinball themselves including Apologies, I Have None and The Amistad.