Manchester Punk Festival

Win Tickets to Manchester Punk Festival

Manchester Punk Festival is nearly upon us. If you haven’t checked out the line-up yet, get on it. We have teamed up with the lovely people at Moving North and Anarchistic Undertones to bring you 50 awesome bands on 17/18 April. And it is only going to cost you £15.

Check out the line-up on the MPF website here:

Here is your chance to get in for free. This Saturday we are running a quick competition to win a pair of tickets, whilst also giving you the chance to get your hands on a free screen printed MPF poster.

On Saturday we are going to wonder around Manchester city centre putting up the screen printed posters for you guys to find and take for yourself. One will have a code on the back that you can email to to claim your prize.

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To help you track down the posters we are going to be adding pictures of their location on the TNSrecords facebook, twitter and instagram through the day.

If that was not enough we have just released the latest Manchester Punk Festival sampler to bandcamp. Go and download it for free to check out the bands playing over the weekend.

Final Manchester Punk Festival Band Announcement

There is only two and a half months to the first ever Manchester Punk Festival and it’s time for the final band announcement. On Thursday we announced that the Filaments will be return to Manchester for the first time in 10 years to headline MPF. If you have been keeping a eye on the MPF facebook page you will have also seen us announce Creeper and Atlas Losing Grip. On top of these we have another 13 bands to announce, taking the Manchester Punk Festival total to 47.

Apologies, I Have None are Manchester favourite since forever. This London four-piece will be playing some of the best written songs to come out of the UK scene whilst headlining one of the MPF stages. They’re brutally honest, you can’t help but get involved.

As announced on Saturday Atlas Losing Grip are hitting these shores. They have made a name for themselves touring Europe with some of the best bands around so we are delighted to bring their unique blend of melodic hardcore and heavy metal to Manchester.

That Fucking Tank are Aptly named because their sound hits you like a fucking tank. Two piece from Yorkshire playing some of the most captivating live sets you’ll see. No words, just pure riffs.

We also have a brilliant new band from the South Coast who blend the likes of Alkaline Trio, Misfits and UK hardcore together for an unforgettable debut EP out on Palm Reader Records. Don’t miss your chance to see Creeper.

Ex-The Steal guitarist but also an amazing singer/songwriter in his own right. Not played a gig in Manchester forever but still one of the best around, if you’re into The Weakerthans, you’re into Dave House.

Also on the acoustic stage Great Cynics’ Giles Bibber will be taking it back to how it was before the full band. Amazingly catchy pop songs sung with soul.

We also have The Murderburgers who will deliver some pop-punk from Scotland with songs about being flat broke and going mental. Whilst The Human Project will deliver a large slice of fast, loud, melodic punk rock all the way from Leeds. With Darko also delivering some melodic hardcore from the south.

Across on the acoustic stage we will have Joe McMahon from the awesome band Smoke Or Fire. He will be joined by Captain Hotknives and his songs about  skankin yr nana and the pathetic nature of petty racism.

The acoustic stage will also have sets from Billy Liar, Joe Yorke, X Ray Cat and Joe McCorriston.

We are really happy with the line-up. If you bought early bird tickets you are getting all this for just £10. Tickets are still just £15 which is still incredibly cheap. Head over to the TNSrecords webstore (cheapest & t-shirt deals available), Sound Control or See Tickets to grab your ticket now.

Keep up with all the latest information on Twitter and Facebook.We will be announcing the day splits soon and there will also be a free sampler with a track from all the bands playing.


The full line-up for Manchester Punk Festival



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The Filaments to Headline Manchester Punk Festival

We are very proud to announce that the Filaments will be headlining this years Manchester Punk Festival.

The band will be returning for their first Manchester gig in a decade. Since their debut album ‘Skull and Trombones’ was released in 2001 the Filaments gained a reputation for their immense live shows with a sound that has truly stood the test of time.They’ll be no greater proof than around 9pm on Saturday 18th April when The Filaments top off an incredible day and night celebrating everything under the umbrella of “punk” the UK (and further) has to offer.

We will be announcing the final set of bands for the festival on Sunday. We have another 15 great bands for you.

Ticket are available from the TNSrecords webstore and from Sound Control.

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TNS Radio Podcast S3 Episode 3

We are back. And this time for real. TNS Radio YO! This episode is bought to you by Bev and Andy from TNSrecords. As usual the talk loads of sh*t. In this episode they discuss the important topics like Blink 182, Groezrock band competitions, the free TNSrecords sampler, Manchester Punk Festival, TNS_Recordz, raising money for the Revenge of the Psychotronic Van and some comps.

You can click on the iTunes link below the player to subscribe or use use the feed url – itpc://

Here is what we played…

The Restarts – Independentzia
Tosserlad – Fuck You Rocko
Throwing Stuff – Token Beef
The Stupids – Middle Aged Punk
Beng Beng Goes Electric – More Riots
Old Coyote Club – Medicine
Domestics – Pills
The Franceens – Attack
Black Volvo – Rockers
Wonk Unit – Nan
Officer Down – Light The Torches
Roughneck Riot – Animosity
Crazy Arm – Blind Summit
Tyler Riddim – Souljah Luv
Just Panic – Crime
Against Me – FUCKMYLIFE666

Please spread the word if you liked the podcast. We have a new episode coming to you every 2 weeks with shows from Mike and Moz as well as Ben and Pete. Stay tuned.

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More Bands Announced for Manchester Punk Festival

To kick off 2015 we have an update of some of the bands playing this year’s Manchester Punk Festival. We also have some news on the other venues that will be hosting MPF across the two days. We still have our headliner to announce. There will be at least another 13 bands playing too! Probably more. Grab your tickets HERE.

Leagues Apart originally formed in Manchester and have since scattered across the world but they’ll be back in Manchester with their gruff punk in the vein of Off With Their Heads for MPF. They might even dust off the old leather jacket and SKUNX forehead tattoos for an after party.

Exeter based Muncie Girls are a three piece playing incredible and anthemic punk rock not too far away from the likes of Superchunk and Great Cynics. Describing themselves as being “Sad Since 2012” Hindsights are a serious force to be reckoned with. Brutally honest lyricism backed by great musicianship, don’t miss them.

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Boston Manor are escaping Blackpool once again to showcase a British pop-punk sound that’s had them making waves in the last 12 months. Relative newcomers Simmer are due to release their debut EP through Dogs Knight Productions and their early demos are damn impressive.

Beat The Red Light are one of the best live bands around. A favourite from the TNSrecords family their combination of Thrash and Ska produces awesome results. Manchester’s own Holiday will also join us to deliver happy songs about unhappy things.


Across at the acoustic stage Speed Dinosaurs deliver the likes of Bad Religion and Rancid, along with their own tunes, on a ukulele, double bass and cajon. They will be joined by Tim Loud of Bootscraper fame with a rousing shot of country/folk/blues with a punk edge. Skank Agenda will also be crossing the pennines to deliver their brand of acoustic punk to your ears.

The festival will be spread over 5 venues across Manchester. Friday will see two evening gigs; one at Sound Control and the other at Ducie Bridge. During the day the main event will be held across two stages at Sound Control with an acoustic stage across the road at the Thirsty Scholar. To round the Saturday off we will have two aftershow parties down the road from Sound Control; one at Joshua Brooks and the other at Retro Bar.

Your MPF ticket will get you in to all the gigs, but the Friday night and Saturday aftershow gigs have a limited capacity so access will be on a first come first served basis.

You can check out a list of all the bands playing across at the MPF website.

£10 early bird tickets for MPF have now SOLD OUT. Tickets are now available for £13 from the TNS webstore HERE. On the 2nd Feb they will increase to £15 and be more on the door. There are also a couple of t-shirt and hoodie deals available.


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More Bands Announced for Manchester Punk Festival

Last week we announced the return of Manchester Ska-core legends Stand Out Riot playing the first Manchester Punk Festival in April, 2015. It is now time to tell you about some more bands that are joining us on 17/18 April.
We are very pleased to announce the next list of bands for Manchester Punk Festival.

80s hardcore legends, The Stupids are returning to Manchester. Last time they were here they played a sold out TNS gig and blew us all away.

Vanilla Pod are celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2015 and will be releasing new material to coincide with that, as well as organising the impressive looking Podstock festival. 
Manchester ska-core band, Stand Out Riot, will be making a welcome return after a 2 year break. We also have Roughneck Riot, who are currently tearing up venues all over Europe with their brand of folk punk.

Melodic punkers, Bear Trade, fast punk band, Tosserlad, Ipswich hardcore punks, The Domestics, Leeds skate punks, Acid Drop and the much loved 2 Sick Monkeys have all been added to the bill. They will be joined by a relatively new band, Jenkem, who have formed out of the ashes of Hated Til Proven.
Then there is Sombulance who are a 5 piece fat wreck influenced punk band from South England and Dead Neck who are a 3 piece melodic hardcore band currently gaining a reputation for heavy touring.
These are added to the bands that we have already announced: The RestartsWonk UnitCrazy ArmAlmeidaFair Do’sRevenge of the Psychotronic ManGreat Cynics,Throwing Stuff and Wadeye.
£10 early bird tickets for MPF have now SOLD OUT. Tickets are now available for £13 from the TNS webstore HERE. On the 2nd Feb they will increase to £15 and be more on the door. There are also a couple of t-shirt and hoodie deals available.
We will be announcing the headliner and loads more bands on 2 Jan. Expect 40+ bands to play across the two days.

Manchester Punk Festival

MPF people. Get excited. The first Manchester Punk Festival is coming. 17/18 April 2015. Save the date.

Last years TNSrecords all-dayer was absolutely amazing. We were completely blown away by the amount of people that wanted to join us in celebrating 10 years of TNS. This left us with the kind of problem that you want to have. How can we possible follow that next year?

Easy, we get together we some great Manchester punk promoters to create something new and exciting, bigger and better. TNS has always been about collaborating with like minded people, working together to achieve something positive. So with that in mind, we present to you Manchester Punk Festival (MPF) brought to you by ourselves and our friends in Moving North and Anarchistic Undertones. We are big fans of what they do and always attend their events.Manchester has a thriving scene, so by working together we hope to combine some of the most exciting strands of the scene. You are probably aware of what they both do, but if not check them out: Moving North and Anarchistic Undertones.


The main event will be at Sound Control and be across two stages on Sat 18 April. Like last year’s all-dayer we will also have a free gig on the Friday and an after show for when the all-dayer ends. There will be at least 30 bands, probably more, across the whole weekend.

We are very pleased to announce the first bands confirmed for the festival are The Restarts, Wonk Unit, Crazy Arm, Almeida, Fair Do’s, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man, Great Cynics, Throwing Stuff and Wadeye.

So you obviously want in. Well we have a limited amount of early bird tickets up for sale at just £10. Make sure you don’t hang around as there aren’t many. We will be releasing the remaining tickets on the 1st December for £13. Head HERE to grab your ticket. All bundles will be sent out at the start of APRIL.

Keep an eye on the MPF website, Facebook and Twitter for all the latest info.

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