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Courteeners' Homecoming To Go Ahead


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The Courteeners have praised the ''togetherness, community, and spirit'' of Manchester following an alleged terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert.

The rockers have confirmed their huge homecoming show at Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club, on Saturday (27.05.17) will still go ahead, despite the tragedy on Monday (22.05.17) and frontman Liam Fray has sent a message of support to all those affected by the incident.

He said in a statement released on Tuesday (23.05.17) evening: ''Following last night's terrible and tragic events, we send our love and thoughts to all families affected and to our emergency services who were so quick and brave.

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The Courteeners - First Direct Arena, Leeds, 25th November 2016 Live Review


Having released their fifth album a month ago, The Courteeners are on the final date of their UK tour, before they head to Ireland and then mainland Europe.  Whilst not quite full to capacity, it is clear from the sizeable attendance that the band remains on an upward trajectory; something further signified by the massive homecoming date at Old Trafford cricket ground in May 2017.

The Courteeners - First Direct Arena, Leeds, 25th November 2016 Live Review

Arriving on stage to an Oasis hit is a sure-fire way to get the crowd up for it, so the familiar opening of 'Are You In Love With A Notion?' simply sends them over the edge.  A new track, 'Modern Love' gets an early airing and is clearly a favourite already, while 'Cavorting' provides the first rabid indication of how much The Courteeners' faithful adore their debut material.  Perhaps it is the band's relatively low mainstream exposure when compared to other arena acts, but few are those in attendance simply waiting for the proverbial hit single - the expected mayhem on the venue floor is mirrored across the tiers as the quartet smash through favourites 'Lose Control', 'Bide Your Time' and 'Take Over The World'. Of the other new songs given an airing, there are no surprises to 'No One Will Ever Replace Us' being well received, while 'Lucifer's Dreams' and 'The 17th' also generate a tangible buzz.

The Liam Fray solo section features the anthem that is 'Please Don't', but pleasantly surprising are the stripped down versions of 'Cross My Heart & Hope To Fly' and 'No You Didn't, No You Don't'.  Neither are the most obvious from their catalogue to be performed in an acoustic manner, so it's unpredictable in the best of ways.  Throw in a melodic cover of Pulp's 'Disco 2000' and you have a highlight to the set.  The encore is largely a celebration of the band's first record, with 'Not Nineteen Forever' and 'What Took You So Long?' providing the staple finale to a relentless rock show.  Even the smallest of minorities can't ruin things when they throw active flares into the standing pit - thankfully there were no obvious injuries - and you'll be hard pushed to observe a more enthusiastic relationship between a band and its fans.  That hometown show in six months' time is a tantalising prospect.

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The Courteeners, The Cure, Leeds & Reading Festival and Leeds Festival Leeds Festival 2012 held at Bramham Park - Performances - Day Two

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Courteeners and The Courteeners - Saturday 20th August 2011 at V Festival Staffordshire, England

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The Courteeners - Saturday 21st August 2010 at V Festival Chelmsford, England

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The Courteeners Friday 26th March 2010 perform at the O2 Academy Leeds Leeds, England

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The Courteeners, Falcon Album Review


'Falcon', The Courteeners second studio album, is much more grown-up than their debut. Sadly, it still sucks up to Manchester music gone by.

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The Courteeners - Liam Fray and Michael Campbell of The Courteeners London, England - Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 held at the O2 Academy Brixton - Arrivals Wednesday 24th February 2010

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Stereophonics, Manchester MEN Arena Live Review


Review of Stereophonics live at Manchester MEN Arena on Wednesday December 10, 2008 with support from The Courteeners.

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The Courteeners - Saturday 12th July 2008 at T In The Park Perth and Kinross, Scotland

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The Courteeners - The Courterneers Saturday 28th June 2008 at Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury, England

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The Courteeners, St. Jude Album Review


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St. Jude
Album Review

On the back of a few Single releases like "Cavorting" and "Acrylic" The Courteeners have been up and down the country selling out venues for fun. All this without an album release and before the doubters start The Courteeners have been selling out venues such as Carling Academy 2 in Manchester and The Astoria in London. Not small venues by any stretch of the imagination.

It is no surprises that The Courteeners are receiving a lot of attention all the way through the music business. The fact of the matter is that these guys have put themselves on a massive pedestal and it is time to see if they can live up to it in the shape of their debut album "St. Jude"

Unfortunately the one thing that goes against these guys is that they are from Manchester (ironically). The Courteeners are straight away labelled as a so-called "Lads Band" well just listen to some of the tracks and be proven wrong.

"St Jude" is a record that has not been filled with ten or eleven tracks that sound more or less the same with the same four chords being played. They show that The Courteeners are not just a one trick pony. Lets face it they could of filled the album with ten songs that sound like "Cavorting" and the majority out there would of lapped it up, but that is not these guys way they don't sit back and play it safe.

The album is kicked off with a live favourite in the shape of "Aftershow" Which when you do go and see these guys is the opening track of their set. Fittingly the upbeat "Cavorting" follows and with tunes like this you can see why lead man Liam Fray has been dubbed the next Alex Turner, Noel Gallagher and Morrissey. This guy seems to a part of all three mixed together which sets up for an exciting song writing lead singing guitarist! "What Took You So Long" is a perfect example of Fray's unique story telling? "St. Jude" has some good meat on it but at times lacks that extra edge to make it a brilliant debut album. For me there are just too many slow tracks, which don't get me wrong The Courteeners, do OK but it's not what they do best.

Time to take a breathe and.

.Bang, the band come crashing in with winding guitar riffs and smashing drums with "If It Wasn't For Me". Although there is that Arctic Monkeys feel to it this is a cracking tune from these guys.

For some bizarre reason there are eight tracks full of nothing, no name, no music, nothing!!! Eight minutes and Five seconds of your life wasted, because you listen to make sure that it is full of nothing!! It is gimmicks like this that get on your t***s what is the point? All this just to wait for "Acrylic"! A brilliant track in it's own right but there is no need for this unnecessary build up. Annoying!

The only real thing that is disappointing about this album is that it sounds too clean, everything seems to be tweaked to perfection, which lets face it doesn't suit some bands. Look at The Libertines, the beauty about them was the rawness of their sound and if The Courteeners was left to it's own devises instead of being tampered with then it would most certainly of improved the feel to it. There is no doubt however that there is so much more to come from these lads from Manchester. Watch this space!

Mark Moore

3/5

The Courteeners - Daniel Conan Moores and Liam Fray London, England - The Courteeners performing at HMV, Oxford Street Monday 7th April 2008

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The Courteeners, The Rescue Rooms Nottingham Live Review


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The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
21st January 2008
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The Courteeners, Acrylic Single Review


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Acrylic
Single Review

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The Coral, Nottingham Rock City, Live Review


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The Courteeners @ Nottingham Rock City
Monday 8th October
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