Liam Fray To Open Northern Quarter Restaurant

Posted by - March 10, 2021

Courteeners’ frontman, Liam Fray, has today confirmed plans to open a new ‘all day dining’ restaurant in Manchester’s vibrant Northern Quarter. ‘The Smithfield Social’ is a joint venture between Fray and two key local hospitality figures in Jobe Ferguson (Liars Group and TNQ) and Anthony Fielden (TNQ). The name is inspired by the city’s historic

Top 20 Northern Love Songs

Posted by - February 14, 2021

It’s Valentines Day! And a great excuse to delve into the more romantic side of our favourite artists. Yes, we all love the stadium anthems, but sometimes it’s the love songs that show off songwriters at their very best, so we have compiled a list of our 20 favourite love songs from up north. Only

Top 10 Singles of 2020

Posted by - December 29, 2020

Considering what an awful year 2020 has been for all, it has been a stand-out year for music, with plenty of great new tracks to keep us going through lockdowns and restrictions. We recently documented our Top 10 Albums of 2020, which was a hard enough job in itself. However, narrowing down the Top 10

Top 10 Albums of 2020

Posted by - December 15, 2020

When we sang Auld Lang Syne and waved goodbye to the last decade, nobody could have predicted the year 2020 was about to serve up. The COVID-19 pandemic may have made this a year we want to put to the back of our minds as soon as possible, but in the darkest of times shone