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The 50 latest releases from the "Rock'n'Goal Capital of the World" listed in order of Spotify plays
Chart includes artists from Manchester, groups formed in Manchester, bands with Mancunian lead singers or key musicians, RNCM and Chetham's alumni, and includes bands with a strong Manchester connection.

~ Updated 16 July 2018 ~
Graham Nash 1 ~ Graham Nash Listen
Over The Years...
Reaching UK no,27 before dropping out fo the album charts this week, Rhino's incredible 30 track compilation compiles the Salford legend's best-known recordings since leaving The Hollies and features 15 previously unreleased demos and mixes, including the hits "Marrakesh Express" and "Teach Your Children", which he originally wrote for the Manchester group. (29 June 2018)

See him live at THE LOWRY - 29th July 2018

Bipolar Sunshine 2 ~ Bipolar Sunshine Listen
Wake Up
With almost 3 million streams in as many days, the new dream pop single taken from the 2017 debut album of classically trained 17 year old French DJ Petit Biscuit features vocals from Chorlton's Adio Marchant, alongside New York soul star Cautious Clay (22 Jun 2018)


Tom Walker (4)up 3 ~ Tom Walker Listen
My Way
The first new music from the talented Macclesfield singer in over eight months coincides with his brilliant French chart-topping "Leave A Light On" taking the same amount of time to reach the UK Top 10. (22 June)

See him live at JIMMY's NQ - 17th Aug 2018 & THE RITZ - 14th Oct 2018

Pale Waves (6)up 4 ~ Pale Waves Listen
The latest single from the hotly tipped Manchester synth pop label mates of The 1975. (22 June)

See them live at THE RITZ - 28th Sep 2018

Bugzy Malone (10)up 5 ~ Bugzy Malone Listen

The second teaser from Manchester's leading grime hitman's forthcoming debut album "B. Inspired", due 17th August, takes a more Santana rock guitar direction even if it is another serving of how successful he is and what he has spent his money on (including that Lamborghini Huracán Spyder). (5 July)


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JP Cooper (7)up 6 ~ JP Cooper Listen
The international chart-topping Middleton artist provides vocals to Brighton drum and bass DJ Friction's latest single. (22 June 2018)


IAMDDB (9)up 7 ~ IAMDDB Listen
Flightmode Vol.4
The hotly-tipped Mancunian urban jazz vocalist, Diana Debrito, releases an eight track album to coincide with her Red Bull sponsored four gig Flightmode tour. (22 June)


First Aid Kit (New)up 8 ~ First Aid Kit Listen
Spotify Singles
Recorded at the Spotify Studios in their hometown of Stockholm, sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, who first hit the big time whilst Klara lived in Chorlton with singer-songwriter boyfriend Jo Rose (2013-2015), cover Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" and rework the track "Fireworks" from their UK no.3 album, "Ruins", the lyrics inspired by the subsequent painful ending of her engagement to the Manchester singer. A regular on the Manchester live music scene, she told The Sun in January 2018, "I loved the Manchester culture of going out and sitting in the pub, that sense of community. I’d have a Diet Coke because I couldn’t drink beer every night." (11 July 2018)


5&Dime (11)up 9 ~ 5&Dime Listen
Lee Monteverde's dance act joins forces with German DJ Teddy Junior and Lea Lou for this new single, which has gone viral in Germany and Austria. (1 Jul 2018)


Bipolar Sunshine (12)up 10 ~ Bipolar Sunshine Listen
Chorlton's Adio Marchant provides vocals for American producer Devault's new single, alongside Njomza (29 Jun 2018)



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NHS Voices (New)up 11 ~ NHS Voices Listen
With A Little Help From My Friends
NHS singers from across the UK, including the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir, are joined by a host of celebrities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the marvellous NHS service. Charting at no.89 in the UK single charts, the cover of The Beatles classic features Manchester acts Guy Garvey, Rick Astley, Danny Jones, Coleen Nolan, Simon Webbe and his mates from Blue. (6 July 2018)


James (15)up 12 ~ James Listen
Coming Home (Pt. 2)
The Manchester legends release the third digital single from their forthcoming "Living In Extraordinary Times" album (due 3rd August). (27 June)


Rick Astley (New)up 13 ~ Rick Astley Listen
Beautiful Life
The Newton-le-Willows pop icon returns with his first new album in eleven years, featuring the Chic-flavoured title track. (12 July 2018)

See him live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 27th October 2018

Children Of Zeus (New)up 14 ~ Children Of Zeus Listen
Travel Light
The brilliant new album from soulful duo Tyler Daley & KonnyKon also features fellow Manchester acts [KSR], DRS, Layfullstop and Terri Walker. (13 July 2018)


Tim Burgess (16)up 15 ~ Tim Burgess Listen
Clutching Insignificance / Cheree
The new double A-side single from the Charlatans frontman includes the main track from his "As I Was Now", album together with a cover of the 1977 track by Suicide. (6 July)



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Rivers & Robots (19)up 16 ~ Rivers & Robots Listen
The latest single from the brilliant Mancunian electronic folk Christian missionaires. (30 Jun 2018)


Swing Out Sister (18)up 17 ~ Swing Out Sister Listen
Almost Persuaded
Three years in the making, Corinne Drewery and Andrew Connell are back with their signature cinematic jazz sound, their tenth album showing influences from hip hop and neo soul to Blue Note and Motown with underlying scores that touch on Bond, Blaxploitation and half remembered 1960s French films. (22 June 2018)


Star.One (21)up 18 ~ Star.One Listen
Revolver Riddim
The new single from the sibbling London garage DJ duo who emerged from the Manchester music collective of DJs, producers and musicians, known as the Murkage Cartel. The track features grime and hip hop artists Big Jest, Manga Saint Hilare, MasterPeace, Tommy B, Devilman, Gen, Yizzy, Faro, Kay Rico & The Grime Violinist. (27 June)


TVAM (New)up 19 ~ TVAM Listen
These Are Not Your Memories
The Wigan producer announces his "Psychic Data" debut album (due in October) with the release of another excellent single. (4 July 2018)

See him live: SOUP KITCHEN - 7th Dec 2018

Marcus Intalex (24)up 20 ~ Marcus Intalex Listen
Lubbly Jubbly / Fanny's Ya Aunt
Over a year since his death, new music is still emerging from the influential Mancunian drum n bass DJ. These are the last two tracks he recorded with Metalheadz artist Jubei. (22 June 2018)



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Iora (25)up 21 ~ Twisted Wheel Listen
Jonny Guitar
The Saddleworth favourites return with a four track EP, that sees lead singer and guitarist Jonny Brown bounce back from drug adiction and homelessness (29 June)


Dare (27)up 22 ~ Dare Listen
Out Of The Silence II (Anniversary Special Edition)
The 30th anniversary re-recording of the superb debut album from Failsworth keyboard player Darren Wharton's post Thin Lizzy rock act includes an extended version of "King Of Spades". (29 June 2018)


Jah Wobble (26)up 23 ~ Jah Wobble Listen
Dream World
The new solo album from the legendary Bramhall-based Public Limited Image Ltd. bassist features nine new funk, jazz, reggae and classical tracks inspired by the sights and sounds of Manchester, London, Brighton, and "Stepping Hill", following an unexpected visit to the Stockport hospital. (22 June)


Ben Pearce (30)up 24 ~ Ben Pearce Listen
The popular Mancunian deep house DJ provides a brilliant remix to the new single from R&D (whoever they are). (21 June)


The Moods (31)up 25 ~ The Moods Listen
The groovy new single from the ten piece Manchester collective features Jamaican reggae artist Tixxy Bang. (25 June)



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Tyler Daley (29)up 26 ~ Zed Bias & Tyler Daley Listen
Say It
The new single from the The Chorlton-based garage and broken beat producer, together with Mancunian soul star Tyler Daley, is taken from his "Selectah Volume 1." album. (6 July)


Gaika (New)up 27 ~ Gaika Listen
Immigrant Sons (Pesos & Gas)

The South London artist who emerged through Manchester's Murkage Collective, during his time living in the city, releases the second track from his forthcoming "Basic Volume" album, due 27th July. (11 July)

Sweet Female Attitude (New)up 28 ~ Sweet Female Attitude Listen
Give It To Me

Leanne Brown's Manchester garage act team up with London based Italian techno DJ Pagano and producer Reza for this new single. (13 July)

Big Country (32)up 29 ~ Big Country Listen
Why The Long Face
The brilliant 4 CD re-release of the Scottish band's 1995 album, includes their live 1996 album "Eclectic", plus a huge array of bonus tracks and demos, including alternative and acoustic versions of classic tracks and cover versions such as "In A Big Country" and "You Dreamer", which remind us how good Manchester-born frontman Stuart Adamson was. A tragic loss. (29 June)


Phil France (New)up 30 ~ Phil France Listen
A digital teaser of the title track from The Cinematic Orchestra's Manchester based bass player's forthcoming album, due August 31st. His follow up to 2013's highly celebrated "The Swimmer". (11 July)



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(33)up 31 ~ Corella Listen

Fever (Acoustic)
The hotly tipped Manchester rockers release an acoustic version of their 2017 single. (6 July)

See them live: VICTORIA WAREHOUSE - 22nd Sep 2018

Daft Funk (35)up 32 ~ Daft Funk Listen
Ghetto Funk
This week's release from the same Stockport producer behind Discotron, Weekend Players, Disko Junkie, Audio Jacker, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Serial Thrilla, Jack Le Funk, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label. (2 July 2018)


Discotron (New)up 33 ~ Discotron Listen
When The Boogie Plays
Joining forces with London DJ Urvin June and vocalist Anthony Carey, the same prolific Stockport producer hiding behind the Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Disko Junkie, Audio Jacker, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Serial Thrilla, Jack Le Funk, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label, releases another funky single. (9 July 2018)


Dub Phizix (New)up 34 ~ Dub Phizix Listen
From The Vault
A new six track album from the popular Manchester drum n bass artist. (20 June 2018)


Jah Wobble (34)down 35 ~ Jah Wobble Listen
England Your Time Is Now
"Cockneys, Mancs and Scousers, for once we stand as one."... The legendary Bramhall-based Public Limited Image Ltd. bassist gets the World Cup Willie. (27 June)



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Lancashire Hotpots

36 ~ The Lancashire Hotpots Listen

The Austerity Blues
Yes! The hilarious folk act are back and this time with a more serious ditty about the rising cost of living. (29 June 2018)


Disko Junkie 37 ~ Disko Junkie Listen
Do This Thang
This week's release from the somewhat overly prolific Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Audio Jacker, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Serial Thrilla, Jack Le Funk, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases we've probably not yet picked up. (18 June 2018)


Mason Collective (39)up 38 ~ Mason Collective Listen
Same Mentality
The new single from the underground Manchester DJ trio, as featured on the Cr2 Records "Ibiza 2018" sampler. (6 Jul 2018)


Audio Jacker (38)down 39 ~ Audio Jacker Listen
This week's release from the same Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Disko Junkie, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Serial Thrilla, Jack Le Funk, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label. (25 June 2018)


The Bluntskins 40 ~ The Bluntskins Listen
When The Rain Goes
The new single from Manchester's most popular ganja-rap trio (29 June)



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Iora 41 ~ IORA Listen
Minotaur Mind (Murder He Wrote Remix)
The brilliant Ane Brun/Kate Bushesque single from the Manchester-based Cirencester folk pop singer and former BIMM Manchester student gets a remix (22 June)


Sly Antics 42 ~ Sly Antics Listen
Bin Juice
The new single from the Manchester-based Hebdon Bridge funk rock trio (22 June)

See them live supporting Blackwaters at JIMMY's NQ - 16th July 2018

Jazz Purple (45)up 43 ~ Brad Howard & Jazz Purple Listen
Manchester DJ Brad Howard joins forces with soulful producer Jazz Howard for this new single. (5 July 2018)


Jazz Purple (46)up 44 ~ Jazz Purple Listen
The soulful new single from the Manchester producer and long-time songwriting collaborator with Bipolar Sunshine. (6 July 2018)


Lyla (New)up 45 ~ Lyla Listen
The new funky jazz single from the Manchester five-piece fronted by LauraELL with Ian Brown and The Fall drummer Simon Wolstencroft. (5 July 2018)



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Gardenback (48)up 46 ~ Gardenback Listen
Health and Wellbeing
The new single from the psychedelic anthemic Oldham garage rock trio. (30 Jun 2018)


Strika notes (New)up 47 ~ Strika Listen
The new single from the potty mouthed Manchester rapper with Stockport's Jordxn Jxydot. (30 Jun 2018)


Our Fold (49)up 48 ~ Our Fold Listen
Don't You Want A Lover?
The new single from the Bolton indie rockers. (30 Jun 2018)


Cavana (New)up 49 ~ Cavana Listen
Sit Me Down
The new single from the melodic Manchester indie rockers. (2 July 2018)


Delphina Kings (New)up 50 ~ Delphina Kings Listen
I Don't Think This Is Gonna Work
The new four track EP from the fuzzed-up neo-Britpop Manchester band. (2 July 2018)



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Manchester artists currently in the Official UK charts
Chart includes artists from Manchester, groups formed in Manchester, bands with Mancunian lead singers or key musicians, RNCM and Chetham's alumni, and includes bands with a strong Manchester connection.

Stephen Hough (Classical)up 13 ~ Stephen Hough
Stephen Hough's Dream Album
The classical pianist from Thelwall, who studied at Chetham's School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music (where is now the International Chair of Piano Studies), reached no.5 in the UK Classical Charts (and no.1 in the Specialist Classical Charts) with this album of recitals, own transcriptions and variations on well-known classics. Currently only available on CD. (1 June 2018)


Tom Walker (Singles)down 16 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Leave A Light On
Eight months after its initial release, the Macclesfield singer's French chart topper looks to have peaked, after reaching its highest UK placing of no.7. (13 Oct 2017)


Oasis (Albums)down 25 ~ Oasis Listen
Time Flies 1994 - 2009
The 253rd week in the charts for the Gallagher brother's chart-topping "greatest hits" collection, which includes previous non-album tracks "Whatever" and "Lord Don't Slow Me Down". (14 Jun 2010)


Ariana Grande (Singles) down 35 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
No Tears Left To Cry
The honorary citizen of Manchester releases her first work since the Manchester Arena attack with a track that pays more than a nod to that fateful night, including a "Manchester" worker bee in the video to match her new tattoo. Reching number 2 in the UK, it topped the charts in Australia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, and Slovakia. She also features on Nicki Minaj's single "Bed" (UK no, 31). (20 April 2018)


Oasis (Albums)up 38 ~ Oasis Listen
What's The Story Morning Glory
The 340th week in the charts for the Gallagher brother's chart-topping second album, their most commercially successful release selling over 22 million copies so far. It includes hits "Some Might Say", "Roll with It", "Morning Glory", "Wonderwall", "Don't Look Back in Anger", and "Champagne Supernova". (2 Oct 1995)


New Order (Singles)up 48 ~ New Order Listen
World In Motion
As the nation got giddy over England's victories against Tunisia, Panama, Sweden and Colombia (on penalties), the UK singles chart is full of old footie anthems, including this 1990 classic, which was the Manchester band's only chart topper. (21 May 1990)


Liam Gallagher (Albums)down 65 ~ Liam Gallagher Listen
As You Were
The chart-topping debut album from the former Oasis man Includes Top 40 hits "Wall Of Glass", " and "For What It's Worth". (6 Oct 2017)


Oasis (Albums)up 68 ~ Oasis Listen
Definitely Maybe
The 287th week in the charts for the Burnage band's 8 million selling chart-topping debut album. It includes hits "Supersonic" , "Shakermaker" , "Live Forever" , "Cigarettes & Alcohol" and "Rock 'N' Roll Star". (29 Aug 1994)


The Stone Roses (Albums)up 81 ~ The Stone Roses Listen
The Stone Roses
It's incredible to think that exactly 30 years since the Mancunian Gods released their eponymous debut album, kick starting the Madchester era, it is still in the UK charts. Originally charting at UK no.19 (later reaching no.5 twenty years later), it has sold over 900,000 copies and includes hits "Elephant Stone", "Made of Stone". "She Bangs the Drums", "Fools Gold", "I Wanna Be Adored", "Waterfall" and "I Am the Resurrection". (2 May 1989)


Noel Gallagher (Albums)up 90 ~ Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Listen
Who Built The Moon
The chart-topping third album from the former Oasis man's new band. Includes singles "Holy Mountain", "It's a Beautiful World" and latest release, "She Taught Me How to Fly". (24 Nov 2017)


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