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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 13 August 2018 ~
JP Cooper (3)up 1 ~ JP Cooper Listen
All This Love
The international chart-topping Middleton artist returns to his soul roots by re-working a track from his 2017 Manchester-influenced UK no.9 "Raised Under Grey Skies" album with Australian singer Mali-Koa. (27 July 2018)


JP Cooper (4)up 2 ~ JP Cooper Listen
One Last Song
The international chart-topping Middleton artist provides vocals, alongside London rapper Yungen on Gorgon City's new single. (3 Aug 2018)


Bugzy Malone (6)up 3 ~ Bugzy Malone Listen
Who Am I?

Debuting at no.69 in the UK singles chart, Manchester's leading grime hitman features on the new single from East London Afrobeats grime artist Kojo Funds. (2 Aug)

See him live at MAYFIELD DEPOT - 8th & 9th Nov 2018
Pale Waves (5)up 4 ~ Pale Waves Listen
The fifth teaser from the highly anticipated "My Mind Makes Noises" debut album (due in September) by the hotly tipped Manchester synth pop label mates of The 1975. (24 July)

See them live at THE RITZ - 28th Sep 2018

Bugzy Malone (New)up 5 ~ Bugzy Malone Listen

The third teaser from Manchester's leading grime hitman's forthcoming debut album "B. Inspired", due 17th August, features the amazing Rag'n'Bone Man. (7 August)

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

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Riton (New)up 6 ~ Riton Listen
Back To You (Riton & Kah-Lo Remix)

Geordie DJ Henry Smithson - who started his career in Manchester with Mark Rae's Grand Central label in 2000 whilst working at the Fat City Records shop - continues his partnership with Nigerian born London vocalist Kah-Lo for their brilliant remix of Selena Gomez's UK no. 13 single. (10 Aug)

james 7 ~ James Listen
Living In Extraordinary Times
Going straight into the UK charts at no.6, the Manchester legend's brilliant Leciester City/Brexit/Trump inspired album, which features Brian Eno, is their 15th studio album. (3 Aug 2018)

See them live: MANCHESTER ARENA - 8th Dec 2018

Chloe Foy (15)up 8 ~ Chloe Foy Listen

Fresh from supporting Jesca Hoop, the classically inspired Manchester indie folk artist takes a look at finding peace in this mad world with this beautiful new single. (3 Aug)

Children Of Zeus 9 ~ Children Of Zeus Listen
Travel Light (Clean Version)
A non-potty mouthed version of the brilliant new album from soulful duo Tyler Daley & KonnyKon which also features fellow Manchester acts [KSR], DRS, Layfullstop and Terri Walker. (27 July 2018)

See them live: BAND ON THE WALL ~ 23rd Nov 2018

Solardo (17)up 10 ~ Solardo Listen
Be Somebody

Popular Manchester House music duo Mark Richards and James Eliot return with a new single. (3 Aug)

See them live at CREAMFIELDS - 26th August 2018

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Rivers & Robots (18)up 11 ~ Rivers & Robots Listen
The latest single from the brilliant Mancunian electronic folk Christian missionaires. (3 Aug 2018)


Bipolar Sunshine (New)up 12 ~ Bipolar Sunshine Listen
Wake Up (Just Kiddin Remix)
Kettering production duo Just Kiddin remix the latest dream pop single taken from the 2017 debut album of classically trained 17 year old French DJ Petit Biscuit, which features vocals from Chorlton's Adio Marchant, alongside New York soul star Cautious Clay (10 Aug 2018)


Gaika (12)down 13 ~ Gaika Listen
Basic Volume

The ground-breaking Brixton-born MC, of Jamaican and Grenadian descent, who emerged through Manchester's GREY and Murkage Collectives, during his time living in the city, releases his brilliant debut full length album, gaining many 5 star reviews from the national press. (27 July)

White N3rd (New)up 14 ~ White N3rd & T!na Listen
Fuck Ur 9 to 5

The "Freaky With You" Manchester DJ returns with a potty mouthed dance anthem, featuring Manchester vocalist T!na. (3 Aug 2018)

james (11)down 15 ~ James Listen
Many Faces
The fourth teaser, an edited version, from the Manchester legends Leciester City/Brexit/Trump inspired album, "Living In Extraordinary Times". (25 July 2018)

See them live: MANCHESTER ARENA - 8th Dec 2018


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JP Cooper (14)down 16 ~ JP Cooper Listen
Dancing (Remixes)
Illyus & Barrientos, Dawn Wall, and El, Train provide remixes to the latest single from Brighton drum and bass DJ Friction, which features vocals from the international chart-topping Middleton artist. (23 July 2018)


False Advertising (21)up 17 ~ False Advertising Listen
You Said

Another fantastic single from the Manchester-based alternative rockers. Images of Alanis Morissette jamming with Nuno Bettencourt come to mind. Ones to watch! (3 Aug)

Geko (16)down 18 ~ Geko Listen
6:30 (Tom Zanetti Rmx)

Leeds house producer Tom Zanetti provides a remix to the UK no.74 single from the Manchester rapper with the Hackney six member crew, NSG. (27 July)

The Blinders (24)up 19 ~ The Blinders Listen
Brave New World (Radio Edit)
The Manchester-based Doncaster hard rockers re-release their 2017 single with a more radio friendly edit. The full version will appear on their September debut album "Colombia". (26 July 2018)

See them live: ACADEMY 2 ~ 15th Oct 2018

Krystal Klear (New)up 20 ~ Krystal Klear Listen
Neutron Dance (Gerd Janson Birkenstock Remix)

Frankfurt DJ Gerd Janson provides a 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. (3 Aug 2018)


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Shotty Horroh (22)up 21 ~ Shotty Horroh Listen
Dirty Old Town
Another council estate observational track from the brilliant Manchester battle rap rocker. (27 July 2018)


XXXY (29)up 22 ~ XXXY Listen
A Fleeting Moment

The brilliant new three track EP from Manchester bass music synthesist Rupert Taylor. (1 Aug)

Caoilfigionn Rose (New)up 23 ~ Caoilfhionn Rose Listen

The beautiful single from the Manchester singer songwriter (pronounced "Keelin"), ahead of her debut album, due for release on Matthew Halsall's Gondwana Records, on October 12th. (3 Aug 2018)

See her live: CHORLTON IRISH CLUB - 15th Nov 2018
Slow Readers Club (26)up 24 ~ Slow Readers Club Listen
The latest single to be taken from the amazing Manchester band's UK no.18 "Build A Tower" album. (21 July 2018)

See them live: MANCHESTER APOLLO - 14th Dec 2018

5&Dime (31)up 25 ~ 5&Dime Listen
Reflexion (Club Mix)
A remix of the new single from Lee Monteverde's dance act with German DJ Teddy Junior and Lea Lou. (25 Jul 2018)



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mason Maynard (30)up 26 ~ Mason Maynard Listen
13th Street EP
The new single from the hotly tipped young Manchester DJ. (25 July 2018)


The BReath (35)up 27 ~ The Breath Listen
Trip The Switch
With echoes of Ane Brun, the second track from the forthcoming album (due 14th September) by Rioghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum's bewitching folk project, also features his fellow Cinematic Orchestra band mates John Ellis, Sam Vickery and Luke Flowers. (27 July)

See them live at THE DEAF INSTITUTE - 13th Nov 2018

Autechre (New)up 28 ~ Autechre Listen
NTS Session 1
The first of four album releases taken from the experimental Manchester techno legend's series of weekly broadcasts for the online London station NTS Radio; an eight hour collection of pure machines. (9 Aug 2018)


Bob Dylan (28)down 29 ~ Bob Dylan Listen
Live 1962-1966 - Rare Performances from the Copyright Collections
Debuting at no.49 in the UK album charts, the double CD from Bob Dylan features 29 tracks from the three original albums released in 2012, 2013, and 2014, including "Gates Of Eden" and "She Belongs To Me" from his Manchester Free Trade Hall gig of May 1965, exactly a year before his infamous Manchester "Royal Albert Hall / Judas" concert at the same venue. (27 July 2018)

See also: "Bob Dylan and the Road to the Manchester Free Trade Hall"

Mason Collective (36)up 30 ~ Mason Collective Listen
Mars Bar EP
The new 2 track EP from the underground Manchester DJ trio. (23 Jul 2018)



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Throbbing Gristle (37)up 31 ~ Throbbing Gristle Listen
Oltre La Morte, Birth and Death
A new instrumental track from the post-punk industrial band set up at Hull University by Longsight born Genesis P-Orridge (born Neil Andrew Megson), who left Manchester at the age of 14. (3 Aug 2018)


Murkage Dave (New)up 32 ~ Murkage Dave Listen
Magic Mission Deja Rinse
The latest single from the leader of Manchester's Murkage Cartel, the culturally diverse assortment of DJs, musicians, photographers, film makers, designers and bloggers. (8 Aug 2018)


Solardo (New)up 33 ~ Solardo Listen

The popular Manchester House music duo Mark Richards and James Eliot remix Nic Fanciulli's single. (7 Aug)

See them live at CREAMFIELDS - 26th August 2018
Murlo (New)up 34 ~ Murlo Listen
Make Believe
The unique Manchester electronic DJ teams up with Scottish hip hop producer S-Type for his new single. (8 Aug 2018)


LMC (39)up 35 ~ LMC Listen
Time To Groove (PBH & Jack Shizzle Remix)
PBH & Jack Shizzle add a further remix to the April single from Irish DJ Mark McCabe with the chart-topping Techno production duo of Chadderton keyboard player Lee Monteverde, Urmston's Matt Cadman and Warrington's Cris Nuttall. (3 Aug 2018)



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Black Josh (44)up 36 ~ Black Josh Listen
2 Fone Shawty

The Manchester rapper, "part of a dying breed", takes a snipe at the grime scene whilst walking "from Wythenshawe to Moss" (27 July)

ACR (New)up 37 ~ A Certain Ratio & Barry Adamson Listen
Dirty Boy
Featuring vocals from the late Factory Records co-founder Tony Wilson, who died 11 years ago this week, the funky Manchester post-punk legends join forces with legendary Magazine bassist and film composer Barry Adamson to release a musical tribute to their hometown, "Cottonopolis, Republic of Mancunia". The new track heralds their forthcoming best of compilation, due in October. (9 Aug 2018)
See A Certain Ratio live at GORILLA - 24th Nov 2018

See Barry Adamson live at RNCM - 29th Oct 2018

mecca 83 (40)up 38 ~ Mecca:83 Listen

Manchester deep jazz electronica DJ Evan Jones releases yet another mint track (31 Jul)

Phil France (42)up 39 ~ Phil France Listen
The second digital teaser 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". (3 Aug)


5&Dime (New)up 40 ~ 5&Dime Listen
An absolute floor filling Urban House crossover from Lee Monteverde's dance act with After 6, Veli Vel and Juggernaut. (6 Aug)



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BJH 41 ~ Barclay James Harvest Listen
Barclay James Harvest - Remastered & Expanded Version
A 3 CD limited edition release of a new re-mastered and expanded edition of the legendary self-titled debut album by the Oldham rockers from 1970. Remastered from the original master tapes it also includes no less than 30 bonus tracks, including alternative versions and a 1968 BBC Radio Top Gear session. (3 Aug 2018)


Discotron (New)up 42 ~ Discotron Listen
I Feel So Lost
Possibly the best and most soulful release yet 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. (6 Aug 2018)


Sam Binga (New)up 43 ~ Fox Listen
One Love - Chinchilla Riddim

"Sending love to the world from Manny, to the young, to the old, to the granny", the new Dancehall EP from Bristol producer Sam Binga features vocals from Gloucester's Rider Shafique, and their longterm collaborator, Manchester's Fox . (7 August)

Mason Collective (New)up 44 ~ Mason Collective Listen
Buss It EP
The new EP from the underground Manchester DJ trio gets an early Spotify teaser, ahead of its September 7th release. (10 Aug 2018)


Slamboree (New)up 45 ~ Slamboree Listen
Big Love
The funky new single from multi-award winning Bristol musician Mike Freear’s festival circus act with Manchester's Kathika Rabbit on vocals. (10 Aug 2018)



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Gemma Moon (New)up 46 ~ Gemma Moon Listen
The new single from the Manchester singer songwriter delivers pop overtones of Beyonce or P!nk. (18 Jul 2018)


Blond Blood (50)up 47 ~ Blond Blood Listen
I've Never Surfed

The Manchester Surf Rockers release their debut album which includes the single, "Cool Waves". (1 Aug)

Sauce (New)up 48 ~ Sauce Listen
Magick Trick
The new singel from the early 70s inspired Manchester-based psychedelic rockers. (10 Aug 2018)


Partisan (New)up 49 ~ Partisan Listen
The Writing's On The Wall
The Manchester rockers, who were crowned "Best Unsigned Band" by XFM in 2009, cover Sam Smith's James Bond theme tune. (27 July)

See them live at THE DEAF INSTITUTE - 13th Nov 2018

Gemma Moon (New)up 50 ~ Manalishi Listen
Why Do They Talk To Me?
The new Foo Fighters-sounding grunge rock single from the Manchester hard rockers. (18 Jul 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.

Steven Osbourne (Classical)down 13 ~ Steven Osborne
The former RNCM piano student (originally from Edinburgh) reached no.8 in the UK classical charts (and no.1 in the Specialist Classical Charts) with his critical acclaimed recording of Rachmaninov's wonderful "Études-tableaux". Currently only available on CD. (27 July 2018)


Oasis (Albums)up 20 ~ Oasis Listen
Time Flies 1994 - 2009
The 256th 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)


Rick Astley (Albums)down 26 ~ Rick Astley Listen
Beautiful Life
The Newton-le-Willows pop icon drops down the UK charts (from no.6) 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

Stephen Hough (Classical)up 30 ~ 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.4 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)


Oasis (Albums)up 33 ~ Oasis Listen
What's The Story Morning Glory
The 344th 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)down 45 ~ 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)


Ariana Grande (Singles)down 47 ~ 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. 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 other single "God Is A Woman", is also no.13 and she features on Nicki Minaj's single "Bed" (UK no, 31) and Troye Sivan's "Dance To This" (UK no.100) (20 April 2018)


Geko (Singles)down 63 ~ Geko Listen

The Manchester rapper drops from his highest chart position to date (no.62) with the Hackney six member crew, NSG, for their first collaboration since the 2017 "Yo Darlin" smash, which has been streamed over 14 million times so far on Spotify. (22 May)

Oasis (Albums)up 65 ~ Oasis Listen
Definitely Maybe
The 291st 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)


Liam Gallagher (Albums)down 98 ~ 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)


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