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INTERVIEW: VELVET HANDS IOW IN ASSOCIATION W/MOPHIE

I’d say welcome The Velvet Hands to the site but, luckily I’ve had the pleasure of knowing the band since I first started Northern Exposure. Quite a random meeting, three years ago on one of my first trips down to London I got talking to Dan while he was [...]
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NEW RELEASE: EDITORS RELEASE NEW TRACK FRANKENSTEIN

  Editors have today unveiled anthem-in-waiting ‘Frankenstein’ out today via Play It Again Sam. The kinetically crackling track, described by frontman Tom Smith as “a song of joy and escapism – a cartoon song for the freaks, the different and for the [...]
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60 SECOND REVIEW: FOALS MANCHESTER

  How do you make a 3,500 strong crowd feel intimate? Foals frontman Yannis Philipakis answers this as he sets off on a lap of Manchester Victoria Warehouse, prompting two bouncers armed with very important looking flashlights to try and keep up. With [...]
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INTERVIEW: STRANGE BONES

  Blackpool’s finest ruffians, Strange Bones, have been tearing up the floorboards in every dingy basement up and down the country as part of their Blitz! tour this past month. The band consist of the Bentham brothers Bob, Will and Jack alongside [...]
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FRIENDLY FIRES & YUNGBLUD JOIN ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL

  The Isle of Wight Festival has announced the addition of Friendly Fires and Yungblud to the 2019 line up, replacing Cage the Elephant and Sam Fender, who have both been forced to pull their scheduled appearances due to injury and illness respectively. [...]
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INTRODUCING: THE HOWLERS

  Introducing to Northern Exposure, London based band, The Howlers. Formed in May 2018, the band have quickly gone on to receive critical acclaim from BBC Introducing, Clash Magazine and many others for their ferocious live performances and determination [...]