The Courteneers

Manchester's Next Big Thing

Manchester's musical history reads like a who's who of rock n roll legends. Joy Division, New Order, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Oasis and, er, well let’s face it no-one has really come along since Liam and Noel stole the Roses’ thunder and declared themselves to be the “fookin’ biggest band in the world”. Thankfully all that may be about to change with the rise of Salford DIY pop duo The Ting Tings and the rainy city’s band of the people The Courteeners. “I think we’re putting Manchester back on the map,” declares brash frontman Liam Fray. “I think it’s about time and I’m quite happy to take up the baton. I also love the fact that there are a few bands coming out of Manchester and none of us sound like each other. I think The Ting Tings are fucking great. They’ve got some cracking tunes.”


Liam Fray , Michael Campbell , Daniel Conan Moores , Mark Cupello


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