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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 15 July 2019 ~
Geko (4)up 1 ~ Geko Listen
Hey Mama
The 20 year old Manchester rapper of North African descent, coninues to showcase his afrobeats sound on his latest single with Latifah and Maleek Berry. (4 July 2019)

David Gray (New)up 2 ~ David Gray Listen
Gold In A Brass Age (Ground Control Acoustic Sessions)
An acoustic version of the Altrincham folk rocker's UK no.21 album (12 July 2019)

Laura White (3)up 3 ~ Laura White Listen
Feels Like Love
The Manchester dance singer provides vocals to Amsterdam producer MOTi's new single. (5 July 2019)

Mastermind (5)up 4 ~ Mastermind Listen
New Drip
The Manchester rapper joins forces with Birmingham's Mitch for his new single (30 June)

New ORder (New)up 5 ~ New Order Listen
∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes
The Manchester legend's brilliant new live album recorded at the Manchester International Festival in 2017. (12 July 2019)


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Jesca Hoop (8)up 6 ~ Jesca Hoop Listen
The superb new album from the popular Californian folk singer who relocated to Chorlton in 2008 after meeting Elbow's tour manager, Tom Piper. Heavily immersed into the Manchester scene, she has worked with Guy Garvey, Chloe Foy and Fingathing. (5 July 2019)

Virus Syndicate (9)up 7 ~ Virus Syndicate Listen
The Manchester grime collective team up with American producer Barely Alive and Australia's PhaseOne for their latest Disciple collaboration. (3 July 2019)

Morrissey (New)up 8 ~ Morrissey Listen
Brow Of My Beloved
The B-side of the controversial former Smiths frontman's "Wedding Bell Blues" gets its own single release (12 July 2019)

Ben Pearce (17)up 9 ~ Ben Pearce Listen
Fireproof (Ten Ven Remix)
Ten Ven remixes the brilliant new single for the summer from the popular Mancunian deep house DJ featuring Birmingham R&B artist Tayla. (5 July 2019)

floating points (New)up 10 ~ Floating Points Listen
LesAlpx / Coorabell
An extended version of the new single from classically trained Mancunian electronic musician and neuroscientist, Sam Shepherd. The son of a Manchester vicar, he was a chorister at Manchester Cathedral before going on to study piano at Chetham’s School of Music. (12 July 2019)


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The Ting Tings (13)up 11 ~ The Ting Tings Listen
Black Light (Manchester Version)
An alternative "Manchester version" of Katie and Jules' "Black Light" album, with previously unreleased MP3 and WAV versions of the original recordings (5 July 2019)

Just Banco (New)up 12 ~ Just Banco Listen
Sweet Like Sorbet
The new single from the popular Mancunian artist whose new collective blend of R&B, Grime & Rap is being dubbed "Trapan". (12 July 2019)

Dario G (14)up 13 ~ Dario G Listen
Crewe-born Paul Spencer returns under the moniker of his Salford University formed electronica group, to deliver his latest feel good summer single (5 July)

Krystal Klear (16)up 14 ~ Krystal Klear Listen
Euphoric Dreams (KiNK Remix)
The new remix of the February single from Irish House DJ Declan Lennon - who emerged through the Manchester club scene with longstanding residences at Warehouse Project and Hoya:Hoya. (5 July 2019)

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808 state (New)up 15 ~ 808 State Listen
Initial Granada Report
The boys are back!!! The 90's Manchester legends return with a brand new EP. (12 July 2019)


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Bipolar Sunshine (New)up 16 ~ Bipolar Sunshine Listen
Former Kid British frontman, Adio Marchant, joins forces with Italian electronic DJ Kingdm for his new single (12 July 2019)

LiTek (New)up 17 ~ SVMI, A1 & LiTek Listen
Way Back Then
Leading Manchester producer, LiTek (Vlad Slusarenko), teams up with Manchester grime videographer SVMI (Sami Mahmood) and A1 (8 July 2019)

No Hot Ashes (New)up 18 ~ No Hot Ashes Listen
Extra Terrestrial
The disco and funk influenced Stockport indie kids return with another cracking single (5 July 2019)
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BBC Philharmonic (21)up 19 ~ BBC Philharmonic Listen
The Film Music of Gerard Schurmann
Rumon Gamba conducts the Salford Quays orchestra through the works of Ealing Studios composer Gerard Schurmann, which, amongst others, includes "Dr Syn", alias The Scarecrow; "Claretta", a lavish portrayal of the final days of Mussolini and his mistress Claretta Petacci, "The Ceremony", directed by and starring Laurence Harvey, and the 1997 film "The Gambler", in which Sir Michael Gambon vividly portrayed the great Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (5 July 2019)
See them live at BRIDGEWATER HALL - 21st Sep 2019
Horsebeach (19)down 20 ~ Horsebeach Listen
The absolutely brilliant new single from Piccadilly Records Ryan Kennedy's dreamy melodic guitar pop quartet. Taken from the forthcoming "The Unforgiving Current" album (due August). (3 July)


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Tyreezy (New)up 21 ~ Tyreezy Listen
On My Way
The new single from Withington/Hulme rapper, Tyrell Morrison  (10 July 2019)

Gwilym Simcock (New)up 22 ~ Primal Scream Listen
Velocity Girl / Broken
After being sacked by Manchester band The Wake in 1983, Glaswegian bass player Bobby Gillespie briefly joined The Jesus & Mary Chain before reuniting with his childhood group to record this jingly guitar B-side in 1986 - shortly before they would recruit Henry Olsen and Phillip "Toby" Tomanov from Nico's Manchester backing band The Faction, and Mancunian singer Denise Johnson. Reminiscent of the early Stone Roses (with future Primal Scream bass player, Mani) who were fresh on the Manchester scene at the time. Remastered and reissued on vinyl with new B-side "Broken"  (5 July 2019)
Slow Show (New)up 23 ~ The Slow Show & Halle Youth Choir Listen
Sharp Scratch (Acoustic)
An acoustic version of the amazing February single from the brilliant Manchester band. (10 July 2019)

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Children Of Zeus (New)up 24 ~ Children Of Zeus Listen
Hard Work / The Heart Beat Pt.2
The track from the brilliant "Travel Light" album by soulful duo Tyler Daley & KonnyKon gets a single release, with a new version of the track "The Heart Beat". (12 July 2019)

The Covasettes (New)up 25 ~ The Covasettes Listen
It's Always Sunny Above the Clouds
Yet another feel good EP from the Manchester indie four piece (5 July 2019)


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Ben Pearce (New)up 26 ~ Ben Pearce Listen
London Love (Ben Pearce Remix)
The popular Mancunian deep house DJ remixes the new single from American duo Weslee. (12 July 2019)

Solardo (New)up 27 ~ Solardo Listen
The Spot (Best of June 2019)
Manchester superstar house DJs Mark Richards and James Eliot release their latest radio show mix of their favourite tracks of June. (5 July 2019)

Discotron (New)up 28 ~ Discotron Listen
The Funk Master
The 454th formulatic weekly release from the Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Audio Jacker, Disko Junkie, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Jack Le Funk, Serial Thrilla, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label. (5 July 2019)

Joseph Edmund (New)up 29 ~ Joseph Edmund Listen
No Hype
The new single from the popular Manchester underground techno and house DJ,  (10 July 2019)

Darcie (New)up 30 ~ Darcie Listen
Modern Day Housewife
The latest single from the Lo-fi soul pop artist from Manchester. (10 July 2019)


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Tantzz (New)up 31 ~ Tantzz Listen
Oh Believee
The new single from the Manchester based rapper. (5 July 2019)

Misha B (New)up 32 ~ Misha B & DJ Mac Real Listen
For Love
The Moss Side raised X Factor semi-finalist teams up with the Mancunian underground DJ for her latest single. (1 July 2019)

Blind Mic (New)up 33 ~ Blind Mic & Metrodome Listen
Like Me (Metrodome Remix)
Manchester DJ Metrodome remixes the 2018 single from the Mancunian multi-instrumentalist. (12 July 2019)

Think Tonk (New)up 34 ~ [ K S R ] & Dogger Listen
Sweet Jungle
The Manchester soul singer and Manchester electronic DJ join forces for a new single. (12 July 2019)

Layfullstop (New)up 35 ~ Layfullstop Listen
Eyes, Closed
The unique Manchester-based Birmingham vocalist, who mixes singing and babble in Soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop tracks, appears on the new EP from 20 year old Birmingham jazz hop artist Hemai. (12 July 2019)

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Bison Briggz (New)up 36 ~ Culps Listen
The Manchester rapper adds his touch to Brooklyn's Trev Mulah's new single. (28 June 2019)

Dirty Laces (New)up 37 ~ Dirty Laces Listen
Back of the Line
The hard rocking new single from the Mancunian indie five piece. (12 July 2019)
Think Tonk (New)up 38 ~ Think Tonk & Fox Listen
Lowkey Slippy / Hill & Valley
The Salford Drum & Bass DJ teams up with the Manchester MC for their new single. (12 July 2019)

Brad Howard (New)up 39 ~ Brad Howard Listen
Bricks Plus
Manchester DJ Brad Howard releases his debut EP. (8 July 2019)

Giorgio Rodgers (New)up 40 ~ Serial Thrilla Listen
Your Love
Sampling but notably not crediting Cheryl Lynn's classic "Got To Be Real", this is the 455th formulatic release from the Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Audio Jacker, Disko Junkie, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Jack Le Funk, Serial Thrilla, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label. (12 July 2019)


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Nick Hussey (New)up 41 ~ Nick Hussey Listen
Take Me Thru
The Manchester DJ releases his latest single, featuring soul legend Sam Moore of Sam & Dave fame. (5 July 2019)

Nick Hussey (New)up 42 ~ Nick Hussey Listen
The Best Times (VIP Remix)
The Manchester DJ's single gets a new Ninjury remix. (12 July 2019)

Bison Briggz (New)up 43 ~ Bison Briggz Listen
Salford's brilliant 5' 3" ginger rapper, formerly known as Briggzy, contributes to this track on LRD's new "P.T.S.D." EP. (2 May 2019)

K-Klass (New)up 44 ~ K-Klass & Frater and Stent Listen
Brass Attack (Frater & Stent Remix)
The 2018 Ninjury collective remix features the Manchester based dance act and a new remix from Manchester DJ's Frater & Stent. (12 July 2019)

Izzie Walsh (New)up 45 ~ Izzie Walsh Listen
Clouded Mind
The brilliant new single from the Manchester country star who was crowned 2018 Band of the Year by the British Country Music Association. (10 July 2019)


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Gaika (New)up 46 ~ Gaika Listen
The South London artist who emerged through Manchester's Murkage Collective, during his time living in the city, provides vocals to the experimental electronica album track from Wildlife!. (12 July 2019)

Foxglove (New)up 47 ~ Foxglove Listen
The new single from the Manchester pop four piece. (5 July 2019)

Nadette (New)up 48 ~ Nadette Listen
Nadette Vol. 1
Soulful Stockport vocalist Nadette Spiteri releases her debut 6 track EP, featuring Riddle. (11 July 2019)

Flex The Foreigner (New)up 49 ~ Flex The Foreigner & Ellis Meade Listen
The Portuguese Mancunian rapper joins forces with The Mouse Outfit's Ellis Meade for his new single. (11 July 2019)

Matt Fryers (New)up 50 ~ Matt Fryers Listen
Heads or Tails
The brilliant new single from the Manchester acoustic rocker. (6 July 2019)


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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.

Guy Johnston (Classical)up 15 ~ Guy Johnston Listen
Howells Cello Concerto
Entering the UK Classical charts at no.7 (no,24 this week), the Chethams trained cellist appears on this celebration of Herbert Howells music from Stephen Cleobury and The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, where he was also a former Chorister. Recorded with the Britten Sinfonia and King's Voices and Christopher Seaman, he performs on the Cello Concerto I, II and III (7 June)

Tom Walker (Albums)up 19 ~ Tom Walker Listen
What A Time To Be Alive
The incredible debut album from the Brit Award winning Chelford vocalist surprisingly entered the UK charts at no.1, beating Bryan Adams and Ariana Grande (this week no.4). Absolutely brilliant stuff, featuring duets with Zara Larsson and Rudimental, (1 Mar 2019)

See him live: o2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE - 12th Nov
Jess Gillam (Classical)down 20 ~ Jess Gillam Listen
Fresh from closing the BBC Proms, the Ulverston born saxophonist, who currently studies at the RNCM on Oxford Road, entered the UK album charts at no.74 and spent 2 weeks at the top of the Classical Charts, (26 April 2019)

Aitch (Singles)up 21 ~ Aitch Listen
Strike A Pose
Reaching no.22 in the UK charts, with over 7 million Spotify streams in barely a few weeks, the mega-popular New Moston grime artist joins forces with Nottingham duo Young T & Bugsey (6 June 2019)

Russell Watson (Classical)up 22 ~ Russell Watson Listen
In Harmony
The popular Salford tenor unites with Aled Jones reached 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)

Ariana Grande (Albums) up 27 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
thank u, next
The new album from Florida's Manchester Bee tattoo-wearing, first Honorary Citizen of Manchester - now the most popular artist in the world on Spotify - topped the UK charts for three weeks before being displaced by Manchester's Tom Walker. After announcing she will headline Manchester Pride, she has confirmed plans for another "special concert" in the city. (8 Feb 2019)


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(Albums) 29 ~ Oasis Listen

Time Flies 1994 - 2009
The 305th 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)

Bugzy Malone & Aitch (Singles)down 40 ~ Bugzy Malone & Aitch Listen
When two Manchester heavyweights collide! Entering the UK charts at no.20 (this week no,30) with 3.8 million streams, the collaboration between the two biggest Manchester rappers on the scene hears Bugzy "still represent the 6-1" and get to boast about his supercars yet again, whilst joining the new kid on the block, who has now overtaken him in our Top 100 Most Popular Mancunian Artists on Spotify chart: "When I went through the door felt like my city didn’t back me, Now I see the younger niggas coming up and I’m just clapping, ‘Cah you got to pree the pattern, Took off the door put it on the map, Come back then I passed the baton." (21 June 2019)

Oasis (Albums)up 44 ~ Oasis Listen
What's The Story Morning Glory
The 392nd 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)

Tom Walker (Singles) 56 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Just You and I
The mega popular Chelford vocalist's highest UK singles chart hit is a studio re-recording of 2017's acoustic single, reaching no.3 and scored over 101 million Spotify streams (11 Jan 2019)

See him live: o2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE - 12th Nov
Aitch (Singles)up 72 ~ Aitch Listen
Keisha & Becky (Remix)
Challenging the feminist movement with over 20 million Spotify streams, the UK no.7 single from London drill rappers Russ Splash and Tion Wayne gets a remix version from the mega-popular New Moston grime artist with Swams, Sav'o & JAY1 (11 Apr 2019)

Oasis (Albums)down 74 ~ Oasis Listen
Definitely Maybe
The 315th 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)

Tom Walker (Singles)up 85 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Now You're Gone (Radio Edit)
Thanks to extensive radio and TV appearances, the chart topping Chelford vocalist eventually enters the UK charts with his May 2019 single, featuring Zara Larsson, (31 May 2019)

See him live: o2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE - 12th Nov
Take That (Albums)down 91 ~ Take That Listen
The re-imagined greatest hits album went straight in to the UK Charts at no.1, taking the listener on a journey through the incredible musical history of one of Manchester's most successful bands ever. The 27 tracks - included a collaboration with Barry Gibb - are peppered with soundbites from their life, building a historical narrative around the songs - the story of five local teenage lads, who went on to become one of the biggest boy bands of all time. (23 Nov)

Ariana Grande (Albums)up 99 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
The first album from the first Honorary Citizen of Manchester, since the Manchester Arena attack, topped the charts in the UK and more than 18 other countries around the world and includes the Manchester tribute "No Tears Left To Cry", alongside Top 10 singles "God Is A Woman" and "Breathin'" amongst other charting tracks. (21 Aug 2018)

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