If you’re not familiar with Northern Uproar, then I suggest that you make some time and catch up on their back catalogue as soon as possible. You see Northern Uproar are one of those great Manchester bands that has achieved so much, but not really got the credit that they have deserved. Formed in 1993, Northern Uproar have made four great albums, which has brought them critical acclaim, across Europe and Japan as well as locally. Having supported Paul Weller, Cast, The Charlatans, The Prodigy, The Coral and Black Grape, Northern Uproar have gained a loyal fan base, whilst stretching out into new musical horizons. As well as being one of the most industrious bands I’ve come across, Northern Uproar have evolved without losing their sense of brotherhood and authencity along the way. With Leon Meya on vocals/bass, and Chris Gorman on guitar/drums, Northern Uproar are stronger than ever, proving that despite having a change of line-up over the years, a band can survive and grow better with age.
Following the success of their 2013 album “All That Was Has Gone”, Northern Uproar have been busy in the studio recording their new album “Hey Samurai” which is testament to their staying power, diversity and professional approach. Taken from this forthcoming album “Outlaws Robbing Trains” sees Northern Uproar take a more eclectic funked up sound that is so impressive that I have selected it as my “Single of the Week”. It’s quite a quantum leap, which sees Northern Uproar roll-up their baggy pants and go skinny-dipping under the Farfisa waves. With it’s Eastern chimes and elongated synths “Outlaws, Robbing Trains” transcends a breezy ambience and its sunshine rays stream through the jangly riffs. It’s a brilliant song, which sees Meya’s rich vocals command centre stage and show us that Northern Uproar are more than just a “Manchester/brit-pop” band or a one trick pony. Along with the funky deep bass, pitter-patter synths and bongo drums, “Outlaws Robbing Trains” evokes feelings of sundrenched euphoria, whilst dancing around the new wave funkadelic vibes.
“Hey Samurai” is currently available on Pledge Music before it’s official release in August 2015.
“Outlaws Robbing Trains” is available on Itunes on June 7th 2015, but is available to listen via the below soundcloud link.