Following Gentleman John Robb's hilarious proclamation that Frazer King are the best "up and coming" band in Manchester, here is an inevitably ever expanding list of Manchester rock bands who I consider to be way better than Frazer King. I saw Frazer King at the Night and Day 2012 new year bash and they weren't even the best band on the bill! They were completely upstaged by the Yossarians and solo guitarist bluesman Jim Adama was also more enjoyable.
How many of these better bands have you heard Mr Robb?
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Gilded Palace of Sin
Our Man in the Bronze Age
Desmadrados de Soldados Ventura
Salford Media City
Stranger Son of WB
Day for Airstrikes
Whole Voyald Infinite Light
Dead Sea Apes
Claw the Thin Ice
Hopper Propelled Electric
Revenge of the Psychotronic Man
...although Gnod, Last Harbour, Lonelady, Stranger Son, Hotpants Romance and a few others could be considered to have come up already, whatever that means. The list will inevitably grow, and there are probably other bands I have not yet heard. For example Tim the drummer of Wode was amused by John Robb's comment, "A black metal band from Manchester, who'd have thought it?" There are in fact several others besides Wode, although I have yet to hear any of them.
How many records and/or CDs must a band sell to come up?
How many gigs must a band play to come up?
How big are the venue capacities for an up and come band?
What is their comeuppance?