|Genres||Alternative rock, Madchester|
|Years active||1989–1996, 2007–2008, 2013–present|
|Associated acts||Silent Partners, V Thirteen|
|Past members||Warren "Dermo" Dermody|
Timmy Walsh (died 2019)
Northside are a band from the suburb of Blackley and district of Moston in north Manchester, England. Formed in 1989, they released their only album Chicken Rhythms on Factory Records in 1991. The band became part of the 1990s Madchester/baggy/indie-rave scene.
Northside was formed by Warren "Dermo" Dermody (vocals/lyrics) and Cliff Ogier (bass). They were later joined by Michael Upton (guitar) and Paul Walsh (drums). Upton was replaced by Timmy Walsh prior to the release of their first single "Shall We Take A Trip".
In 2006, BBC 6 Music played the song in its entirety on the Marc Riley show, and again on the Steve Lamacq show in 2016 as part of the My Generation series on 1989. "Shall We Take A Trip" was also used as Granada's Soccer Night theme tune throughout the 1990s.
The next single from Chicken Rhythms, "My Rising Star", was released in October 1990 and reached No. 32, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.
The album itself peaked at No. 19 in June 1991. It was produced by Ian Broudie.
In 1991, Northside scored a minor hit in the United States when their single "Take 5" reached No. 5 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart for the week of 5 October. It also reached No. 34 on the Dance/Club Play Songs charts that same month. The band performed "Take 5" on Top of the Pops on 6 June 1991, a rare occasion where a song that was not in the Top 40 was played on the show. That week the single was at No.41 and would peak at No.40.
Second album and breakup
A second album was recorded, with a planned release date and a catalogue number for the first single "Want a Virgin", however Northside's label Factory Records declared bankruptcy in November 1992 and the band split up.
In 2003, Dermo and Ogier formed the band Silent Partners, with drummer Malc Law and guitarist Danny Yates; however Ogier left and was replaced by Dom Morrison. The band toured extensively in the UK, opening for Happy Mondays.
Drummer Paul Walsh went on to record and tour with Manchester rock outfit Sons of the Stage, releasing an independent LP, Angel Hill.
In late 2013, Northside announced that they are reforming with all four original members. They toured England in April-May 2014. 
In 2017, Dermo went solo with his debut single "Vultures" on Eromeda Records, recording his debut solo album set for a 2018 release.
- 1990: "Shall We Take A Trip" / "Moody Places" FAC 268 (12")
- 1990: "Shall We Take A Trip" / "Moody Places" FAC 268/7 (7") - UK No. 50
- 1990: "My Rising Star"* / Instrumental FAC 298 (12")
- 1990: "My Rising Star" / Instrumental FAC 298/7 (7") - UK No. 32
- 1991: "Take 5"* / "Who's to Blame" (Instrumental) FAC 308 (12")
- 1991: "Take 5" / "Who's to Blame" (Instrumental) FAC 308-7 (7") - UK No. 40
* longer version.
- "Shall We Take A Trip"
- "My Rising Star"
- "Take 5"
- Sue, David (14 December 2006). "Northside - still buzzing after all these years". City Life. MEN Media. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 397. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Stanley, Carl. "Interview with Northside's Dermo". live4ever.uk.com. Retrieved 25 December 2011.
- Drowned in Sound: The Sound Of Indifference: Northside Return…
- Terry Christian's guide to Manchester music
- V Thirteen MusicNews.com
- Northside Reforms: Manc Baggy Band Returns, Louder Than War.com
- link Vinylnet.co.uk Archived 2 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine