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New Manchester Music Releases ~ Paul Heaton
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Paul Heaton ~ The Last King of Pop


TOP 50 MANCHESTER MUSIC CHART
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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 18 November 2018 ~
Tom Walker (New)up 1 ~ Paul Heaton Listen
The Last King Of Pop

The amazing 23 track compilation from the Wirral-born, Manchester-based former landlord of The Kings Arms in Salford, features some of the finest songs from his extraordinary career, including hits from his days in the Housemartins, The Beautiful South, his solo years, and his long-standing collaboration with Jacqui Abbott. As well as a re-recording of the Beautiful South classic "A Little Time", and a brand new song, "7" Singles", it includes the 2006 tribute to his home city, "Manchester". (16 Nov)

 
   
Morrissey (5)up 2 ~ Morrissey Listen
Back on the Chain Gang
The once loved Manchester legend releases a cover of The Pretenders 1982 hit, taken from his forthcoming vinyl deluxe edition of "Low in High School" (Due December 7th). (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
Aitch (New)up 3 ~ Aitch Listen
Daily Duppy

The latest potty-mouthed single from the mega-popular New Moston grime artist (12 Nov)

 
   
David Gray (7)up 4 ~ David Gray Listen
The Sapling

Altrincham's finest returns with the first single from his forthcoming album "Gold In A Brass Age", his first in four years, with a world tour announced this week. (2 Nov)

See him live at BRIDGEWATER HALL - 22 Mar 2019
   
Mammal Hands (9)up 5 ~ Mammal Hands Listen
Becoming
The beautiful three track EP from the incredible Norwich and Manchester based jazz trio, signed to Matthew Halsall's influential Manchester based Gondwana Records. (2 Nov 2018)

 

   

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Johnny Marr (8)up 6 ~ Johnny Marr Listen
Spiral Cities

The Smiths legend releases the brilliant UK no.7 "Call The Comet" album track as a single, with new track "Spectral Eyes" as a B-side. (9 Nov)

See him live at MANCHESTER APOLLO - 18th November 2018
   
Jordan Max (10)up 7 ~ Jordan Max Listen
Tales Of Us
The incredible new album from the hotly-tipped Oldham vocalist, featuring singles "War" and "Me Mary, and My Guitar". blending rock, soul, RnB and Hip Hop in a similar way to Finley Quaye, Shotty Horroh, JP Cooper, or Rag'n'Bone Man. Remember his name; this is an artist going places. (9 Nov 2018)

 

   
Just Banco (13)up 8 ~ Just Banco Listen
Chun Li
New single from the popular Mancunian artist whose new collective blend of R&B, Grime & Rap is being dubbed "Trapan". (30 Oct 2018)

 

   
Chase & Status (New)up 9 ~ Chase & Status Listen
Delete / Big Man Skank (VIP)

The London drum & bass duo, Saul Milton and Will Kennard, who started their musical career whilst living together as students in Manchester (2003), release another dancehall single, this time featuring reggae stars Burro Banton and Mr. Vegas. (16 Nov)

 
   
mason Maynard (20)up 10 ~ Mason Maynard Listen
Touch Me EP
The hotly tipped young Manchester DJ, teams up with London knob turner Eli Brownfor this new EP (2 Nov 2018)

 

   

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Chemical Brothers (New)up 11 ~ The Chemical Brothers Listen
Free Yourself (Paranoid London Remix)

A remix of the latest single from the London duo, who started their musical career (as the Dust Brothers), whilst studying at the University of Manchester between 1989 and 1992, running their own club nights. (16 Nov)

 
   
Manchester Camerata 12 ~ Manchester Camerata Listen
Mozart - Piano Concertos, Volume 3
The third album of Mozart's piano concertos from the Manchester orchestra with French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
Planningtorock (14)up 13 ~ Planningtorock Listen
Powerhouse

The diverse new album from Berlin-based "Let's Talk About Gender Baby" Boltonian left-field queer dance producer and vocalist, Jam Rostrom includes a brilliant tale of a dance fan in a small Manchester house. (9 Nov)

 
   
Tom Walker (New)up 14 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Walk Alone (Remixes)

An acoustic version and two remixes of the UK no,80 hit collaboration between the Macclesfield vocalist and Rudimental from his forthcoming "What A Time to Be Alive" album (due March 2019) and their "Toast to our Differences" album (due January), (16 Nov)

See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 27th April 2018
   
BBC Philharmonic (16)up 15 ~ BBC Philharmonic Listen
Copland: Orchestral Works 4 - Symphonies
Entering the UK Classical Chart at no.40 (no.46 this week), the fourth volume in the highly acclaimed Copland series from John Wilson and the Salford Quays orchestra opens with the resoundingly successful "Symphony No. 3" (1944-46). . This lesser-recorded original version comes complete with the twelve bars which Bernstein later suggested cutting from the fourth movement. (2 Nov 2018)

 

   

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Halle (18)up 16 ~ Hallé Listen
Elgar - The of Youth Suites
The latest release in the Manchester orchestra's award winning Elgar Edition reached no.25 in the UK Classical charts and features works which reveal aspects of him as both man and composer, reflecting his nostalgic strain and his gift for memorable, melodic invention (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
Sweet Female Attitude 17 ~ Sweet Female Attitude Listen
Vibez EP
Leanne Brown's Manchester garage act release an eight track EP of recent recordings. (31 Oct)

See them live at GORILLA - 18th Nov 2018

   
Rick Astley (22)up 18 ~ Rick Astley Listen
She Makes Me (3 Wheel Mix)
The Newton-le-Willows pop icon releases a new single version of the UK no.6 "Beautiful Life" album track, with additional backing vocals. (9 Nov 2018)

See him live with TAKE THAT at MANCHESTER ARENA - 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th & 27th May 2019

   
Bipolar Sunshine 19 ~ Rabbithole Listen
Fighting For...
The eighth single from Chorlton's Adio Marchant's brand new project, featuring Manchester musicians Simeon MacLean, Daniel Abram, and David Walker. (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
Russell Watson (21)up 20 ~ Russell Watson Listen
In Harmony

The popular Salford tenor unites with Aled Jones to reach no.8 in the UK album charts (no.2 in Classical Charts) with this collection of well-loved hymns, arias, and popular songs, including “Bright Horizons”, which was specifically composed for them by Sir Karl Jenkins. The medley “Where Have All The Flowers Gone/Here’s To The Heroes”, is a timely tribute to the centenary of the end of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the NHS. (9 Nov)

See him live at BRIDGEWATER HALL - 24th Feb 2018
   

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Bipolar Sunshine (23)up 21 ~ Rabbithole Listen
Thorn In Your Side
The ninth single from Chorlton's Adio Marchant's brand new project, featuring Manchester musicians Simeon MacLean, Daniel Abram, and David Walker. (9 Nov 2018)

 

   
The Wedding Present (27)up 22 ~ The Wedding Present Listen
Huw Stephens Session

Middleton vocalist David Gedge's indie rock band release four classic covers recorded for ‘One Music with Huw Stephens’ in July 2006, including Take That's "Back For Good" as you've never heard it before. (9 Nov)

 
   
Ten (24)up 23 ~ Ten Listen
Illumanti
Dust off your air guitars as the brilliant melodic Manchester hard rockers return with a new album, one of the hallmarks of their 22 years career, where fans will easily spot all the trademark textures and flavours they have come to expect, with stunning guitar work over a rich keyboard, bass, and drum tapestry with Gary Hughes' rich vocals once again bringing the nuances of the intricate lyrics to life. (9 Nov 2018)

 

   
Rowetta (New)up 24 ~ Rowetta Listen
Daylight

The Fun Lovin' Criminals cement their close ties with Manchester, by featuring the former Happy Mondays vocalist on their brilliant Chic-flavoured single, taken from their forthcoming "Another Mimosa" album (due January 2019). (14 Nov)

See THE FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS live at MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 29th Mar 2018
   
Jordan Allen (26)up 25 ~ Jordan Allen Listen
Naked
The latest catchy single from the hotly-tipped Bolton indie kids. (2 Nov)

 

   

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Slow Readers Club (25)down 26 ~ The Slow Reader's Club Listen
On The TV (Radio Edit)
A single release for the political statement from the Manchester band's brilliant UK no.18 "Build A Tower" album. (2 Nov 2018)

See them live at MANCHESTER APOLLO - 14th Dec 2018

   
Halle (New)up 27 ~ Hallé Listen
More Cello Giants
This incredible 10 CD box set contains some of the most important cellists of the 20th century, captured in phonographic and radio recordings including a rare recording of Andre Navarra performing "Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor" with Sir John Barbirolli and the Hallé in 1962 at the Free Trade Hall, which they perform as two accomplices. (16 Nov 2018)

 

   
Krystal Klear (30)up 28 ~ Krystal Klear Listen
Neutron Dance (Remixes)

Three totally different new remixes from Leeds DJ Paul Woolford, mysterious Venetian producer Fango, and Zurich based Irishman Mano le Tough, alongside Frankfurt DJ Gerd Janson's previous remix of the April single from Irish House DJ Declan Lennon - who emerged through the Manchester club scene with longstanding residences at Warehouse Project and Hoya:Hoya. (9 Nov 2018)

   
Corella

(32)up 29 ~ Corella Listen

Island
The absolutely brilliant new single from the hotly tipped Manchester rockers. This is a band to keep an eye on! (9 Nov)

 

   
BBMak

(31)up 30 ~ BBMak Listen

Back Here / Out Of My Heart (Acoustic)
Guess who's "Back Here"? Yep, the Liverpool-formed trio fronted by Mancunian Mark Barry, who is now a fitness instructor in Bolton, have reformed for an American tour and recorded an acoustic version of their 1999 smash hits. (9 Nov)

 

   

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Virgin Marys (New)up 31 ~ The Virginmarys Listen
Northern Sun Sessions

The Macclesfield rock duo return with a new album, with the artwork featuring a 3D picture and Manchester worker bee, with a pair of 3-D glasses provided to view. (16 Nov)

See them live at CLUB ACADEMY - 24th Nov 2018
   
Dear Caroline (New)up 32 ~ Dear Caroline Listen
I Still Taste Blood

The latest single from the Manchester rock trio highlights their storytelling lyrics and crafted music. (9 Nov)

 
   
Georgie Fame (36)up 33 ~ Georgie Fame Listen
Getaway
A six track live recording (bootleg?) of the legendary Leigh jazz legend presented by Tony Blackburn (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
Ravellas (42)up 34 ~ Ravellas Listen
Polyfil
Another stonking guitar heavy single from Wigan's up tempo indie rockers. (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
Robbahollow (33)down 35 ~ Robbahollow Listen
2 Much Sauce
Another new single from the Moss Side rapper. (28 Oct 2018)

 

   

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Halle (35)down 36 ~ Hallé Listen
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Entering the UK Classical Chart at no.17, the legendary Manchester orchestra provide the backing for 20-year old American pianist, Eric Lu, winner and Dame Fanny Waterman Gold Medallist at the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition 2018 as he performs Beethoven's "Piano Concerto No. 4". (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
Sweet Female Attitude (New)up 37 ~ Sweet Female Attitude Listen
Movin' On
Leanne Brown's Manchester garage act team up with Bournemouth DJ BKT for her new single. (12 Nov)

See them live at GORILLA - 18th Nov 2018

   
5&Dime (37)down 38 ~ 5&Dime Listen
If You've Ever Loved
A release of the original longer mix of the 2014 single from Lee Monteverde's dance act, featuring the soulful vocals of Kiara Redford. (31 Oct 2018)

 

   
Discotron (New)up 39 ~ Discotron Listen
Cut The Music EP
The latest single from 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. (16 Nov)

 

   
Daft Funk (38)down 40 ~ Daft Funk Listen
Gimme Ur Lovin'
The new soul single 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 Nov 2018)

 

   

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Alex Kidd (New)up 41 ~ Alex Kidd Listen
My Love
The new Spotify single from the Mancunian hard dance DJ. (16 Nov 2018)

 

   
Darcie (New)up 42 ~ Darcie Listen
How Was She?

The beautiful new single from the Lo-fi soul pop duo from Manchester. (15 Nov)

 
   
Robin Knightz (New)up 43 ~ Robin Knightz Listen

Chi Chi

The second new single from the Harpurhey rapper. (13 Nov)

 
   
Delights 44 ~ Delights Listen
Sun Visor

Two new tracks from the jingly guitared Madchester influenced young Manchester indie rockers. (9 Nov)

See them live at Off The Record Festival - 15th Nov 2018
   
Ist Ist (New)up 45 ~ Ist Ist Listen
Exist

The latest single from the brilliant dark experimental Joy Division inspired Manchester three piece. (16 Nov)

See them live at GORILLA - 16th March 2019
   

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Soul Power 46 ~ Soul Power Listen
See It Through My Eyes
The same Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Disko Junkie, Audio Jacker, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Serial Thrilla, Jack Le Funk, Giorgio Rodgers, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label releases another track for his many compilation albums (9 Nov 2018)

 

   
Proletariat (48)up 47 ~ Proletariat Listen
Derogatory
The new single from the Manchester four piece who bridge the gap between the city's punk and indie influences. (9 Nov 2018)

See them live at Night & Day Cafe - 15th Dec 2018

   
Hey Bulldog (New)up 48 ~ Hey Bulldog Listen
No Future (Part II)

The latest Spotify single from the Manchester rock trio. (16 Nov)

See them live at ALPHABET BREWING CO. - 23rd Nov 2018
   
Feed The Kid (New)up 49 ~ FTK Listen
Archilles Heel / Guilty Pleasure

The second double A-Side single under their new moniker, from the band formerly known as Feed The Kid. (16 Nov)

 
   
Nadette 50 ~ Nadette Listen
Pick Up The Phone (Remix)
Soulful Stockport vocalist Nadette Spiteri releases her latest single, featuring Riddle and MP Kapo. (9 Nov 2018)

 

   

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OTHER RELEASES IN THE UK CHARTS
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.
 

Go Go Penguin (Jazz & Blues)up 29 ~ GoGo Penguin Listen
A Humdrum Star
The fourth album (reaching UK no.73) from the Manchester-based jazz trio who conjure richly atmospheric music that draws from their shared love of electronica, re-enters the UK Jazz Charts after topping it, on its release, in February. (9 Feb 2018)

 

   
Oasis (Albums)down 56 ~ Oasis Listen
Time Flies 1994 - 2009
The 271st 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)

 

   
Tom Walker (Singles)down 57 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Leave A Light On
Over a year after its original release, the Macclesfield singer's French chart topper and UK no.7 hit, re-enters the chart, with over 165 million Spotify streams. (13 Oct 2017)

See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 27th April 2018

   
Oasis (Albums)down 70 ~ Oasis Listen
What's The Story Morning Glory
The 358th 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)

 

   
Ariana Grande (Singles) down 78 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
No Tears Left To Cry
Top of the charts with her new single "Thank U Next", 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. Reaching number 2 in the UK, it topped the charts in Australia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, and Slovakia. Her UK no.1 album "Sweetener" drops to no.16, "Dangerous Woman" drops to no.71, "My Everything " no.78, and her other single "Breathin" is at no.48. (20 April 2018)

 

   
Rick Astley (Albums)up 80 ~ Rick Astley Listen
Beautiful Life
The Newton-le-Willows pop icon re-enters the charts with his UK no.6 album. (20 July 2018)

See him live with TAKE THAT at MANCHESTER ARENA - 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th & 27th May 2019

   
Bugzy Malone (Albums)down 90 ~ Bugzy Malone Listen
B. Inspired

The debut album from Manchester's leading grime hitman entered the UK charted at no.6 and features fellow Mancunians JP Cooper and Laura White, as well as Rag'n'Bone Man, Not3s, and Maverick Sabre. (17 August)

See him live at MAYFIELD DEPOT - 8th & 9th Nov 2018
   
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