The Northwestern (band)

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The Northwestern
Origin Chichester, England
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2007-2012
Associated acts Hope of the States
Members Sam Herlihy
Simon Jones
Francesco Menegat
Jonny Winter
Ian McCullagh

The Northwestern were an English indie rock band, formed by former Hope of the States members Sam Herlihy and Simon Jones

Their first full tour commenced on 29 May 2009, playing eleven shows across the UK.[1] Their debut single "Telephones" / "All The Ones", was released through Friends Vs. Records on 15 June 2009.[2][3]

In November 2009, The Northwestern released their second vinyl, the Ghostrock EP (containing four tracks and released on 10" vinyl),[4] to coincide with their final tour of the UK in 2009, visiting various venues around the UK.

The band split in 2012 and released a collection of demos posthumously via Bandcamp.[5]


The band consists of:

  • Sam Herlihy: Guitar/Vocals
  • Simon Jones: Drums
  • Francesco Menegat: Bass
  • Jonny Winter: Guitar
  • Ian McCullagh: Guitar[6]


  • "Telephones"/"All The Ones" (7" Single limited to 500 copies) 15 June 2009[2][3]
  • Ghostrock EP (10" single sold on tour and through a couple of internet sites - released November 2009)


  1. ^ "Former Hope Of The States members launch new band | News". Nme.Com. 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Friends Vs. Records Shop — The Northwestern - Telephones/All The Ones". Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  3. ^ a b "The Northwestern / Features on new indie bands /". Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  4. ^ "Myspace". 2011-01-08. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
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  6. ^ UK. "THE NORTHWESTERN | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Retrieved 2011-08-08.