Since winning the 2017 Best Unsigned Band at the UK Unsigned Music Awards, Five Days North have steadily and surely evolved into the emotionally charged outfit they are today. Bringing with them their heart-on-their-sleeve lyricism, the band have released a smattering of singles and EPs that have turned heads both in their native Manchester and further afield. Now they have a new track out, Heaven Hold Us, the lads spoke with The Fountain about the single and future plans.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Heaven Hold Us?  

We’ve been really pleased with it. Its pushed us out of our comfort zone blending rock and pop in the way we did with this track (overlaying modern synthesisers over guitar solos and heavy drum sounds), and to get such positive feedback from it has been great. We knew that as a very outright pop song it may divide opinion, but it’s been very well received so far!  

TF: How would you sum up the single in one sentence?

A celebration of the unique excitement only dating can bring, expressed through our signature Five Days North sound. 

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release? 

With the lockdown it’s obviously tricky to do a lot of the activities we’d like to as a band, but the internet’s really helping us write from the comfort of our bedrooms and fire song ideas and clips all over the country to each other. We’re also looking forward to getting some live Stream gigs together, and hope to get one down this December. We hope to keep writing, and start planning for the end of lockdown and next year when hopefully we can get back to a more pre COVID way of life, until then, its looking like lots more pyjama based zoom calls and writing sessions!  

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live 

Each of us has a particular show that’s close to their heart, but as a band we’ve enjoyed playing Academy 3 whenever we’ve had the opportunity! Amazing acoustics but intimate enough to really engage with the crowd, something we always enjoy.  

TF: Where is the next place you look most forward to gigging? 

The long-term goal has been to play Manchester Academy, and we hope to get there once gigging starts again and the Manchester music scene reignites once more!