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Nine Black Alps - Blackpool date
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Acclaimed Manchester indie band Nine Black Alps willmake their Blackpool debut in December.

Co-promoted by Stephen Skelly’s Blackpool-based Eat/Sleep/Events and Simon Bland from Manchester’s Northern Noise, the band will be playing at The Tache on Corporation Street on December 17 with support from Goonies Never Say Die.

The Mancunian alt-rockers released their fourth studio album Sirens earlier this month before heading out on their first tour in The follow up to 2009’s Locked Out From The Inside, Sirens is a back to basics nine track explosion of an album, laced with a grunge attitude and patiently recorded in the band’s own studio.

This collection of surly new material comes after the band took a brief hiatus to peruse various side projects. In the time between Locked Out From The Inside and Sirens, vocalist Sam Forrest released a string of solo albums while guitarist David Jones played session guitar for The Cribs and formed his own band Milk Maid.

All the while fans were asking when Nine Black Alps would return and after a three-year wait, they’re back with a bang and show no signs of slowing.

The main support act of the night will be Goonies Never Say Die, one of Blackpool’s best known line-ups. The cinematic instrumental six piece are signed to Deep Elm Records and recently released their second album No Words To Voice Our Hopes And Fears, the follow up to their 2009 debut In A Forrest Without Trees.

An additional local support will be added at a later date.

In late 2011 The Tache relocated from its original building on Cookson Street – where it had been based for 30 years – to its new home on Corporation Street, stepping into the shoes left by former venue Beat venue.

Throughout 2012, Northern Noise Live has hosed acts such as Coves, Novella, Shinies and Golden Fable in Manchester venues such as Sound Control and The Castle Hotel.

“We love live music and want to extend our shows off the beaten touring track,” said Simon Bland. “We’d like to bring the bands you care about to straight to you, showcasing some of the regions most unusual and intimate venues in the process.

“If you’re on board, the sky’s the limit. If you want to see more big name bands appear on your seaside stages then come down and show your support. This could very well be the first of many Northern Noise Live shows or club nights in the area.” was founded in January 2011 by music journalists Simon Bland and Simon Butcher as a platform on which to showcase the best musical and cultural entertainment in the North.

By featuring music news, reviews, interviews, competitions and updates on the local music scene it aims to be an ear to the ground for Northern sound. The website has gone from strength to strength, accumulating a dedicated online readership of music lovers from all across the UK, predominately in Manchester and London. In January 2012 Northern Noise Live was launched.

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