Courteeners are an English guitar band formed in Middleton in 2006 by Liam Fray (lead guitar/vocals), Michael Campbell (drums/backing vocals), Daniel “Conan” Moores (rhythm guitar) and Mark Cuppello (bass); the latter was replaced by the band’s producer Joe Cross in 2015. They previously toured with pianist Adam Payne, who has been featured on every album, but in 2019 was replaced with Elina Lin. In December 2012, the band dropped “The” from their name, continuing simply as “Courteeners”.
They have released five studio albums: St. Jude (2008), Falcon (2010), Anna (2013), Concrete Love (2014) and Mapping the Rendezvous (2016), with the sixth album More. Again. Forever. set to be released on 17 January 2020. Furthermore, the band has released several EPs and two DVD albums.