90's Manchester legends Northern Uproar are back, playing all the old classics and recording a brand new album through PledgeMusic.
The band formed in 1995 with Leon Meya (vocalist, bassist), Paul Kelly (guitarist), Jeff Fletcher (guitarist), and Keith Chadwick (drummer).
After a bidding war, the group eventually signed with Heavenly Records and in Monnow Valley Studio in Monmouth they recorded songs with Manic Street Preachers' James Dean Bradfield as producer and Dave Eringa as co-producer. The band released their first single, 'Rollercoaster', in late 1995 and appeared on Granada TV. The track peaked at #41 in the UK Singles Chart. The group's next single, 'From a Window' peaked at number 17. During this period of initial success the band made the cover of Melody Maker, and also appeared on Top of the Pops.
In April 1996, Northern Uproar's self-titled debut album was released and the group toured the United Kingdom and Japan. In 1997, they began recording their second full-length album, Yesterday Tomorrow Today which didn't quite match the success of the debut, despite the high quality of such amazing songs as 'Any Way You Look'. The band became disillusioned and issued a fittingly entitled final single,'Goodbye', before splitting up.
In 2004 Meya, and lead guitarist Fletcher, returned to the live circuit under the Northern Uproar name, with two shows in the Manchester area, performing both new and old songs. A reunion was mooted but nothing emerged in 2005. However, the band officially reformed in 2006 with Meya, Fletcher, Chris Gorman and Meya's cousin Noel on drums. A new album 'Stand and Fight' was released in July 2007 on the independent record label Tiny Rebel. Once again the group went their separate ways, but in 2011 they reformed to play series of gigs. It was then announced that the group had reformed again and along with a re-issue of 'Stand and Fight', the band would be recording a brand new album via PledgeMusic.
You can download (for free) a brand new Northern Uproar track 'Back Of My Mind' here, and use the band's PledgeMusic page to keep up to date with news on the band's new album.