Featured in the programme
Find out more about the bands that shaped the Manchester sound in the 70s, 80s & 90s.
"Seminal post-punk band formed in 1976 in Manchester..."
"One of the first acts to combine rock and electronic music and remain a successful..."
The Durutti Column
"Formed in 1978 by Vini Reilly, Mancunian post-punk project The Durutti Column stayed faithful to Factory Records until its demise..."
A Certain Ratio
"Mancunian band who brought the funk into the post punk scene and whose influence is felt today in the music of Franz Ferdinand, Radio 4 and The Rapture..."
"Drug addled and glorious, these late saviours of Factory Records matched a gang mentality to the rhythmic backdrop of dance culture..."
"This four piece from Manchester became the most influential indie band of all time thanks to Morrissey’s lyrical talents and the amazing compositions of guitarist Johnny Marr..."
The Stone Roses
"Leaders of the Madchester scene they became the biggest and most influential band of their generation..."