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List of Manchester Post-punk bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as Post-punk solo artists from Manchester are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Manchester music that you've never heard before. The Post-punk bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Manchester. If you think the best Manchester Post-punk band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Artists on this list include The Smiths and James.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular Post-punk bands from Manchester?" and "Which Post-punk bands started in Manchester?" then this list will answer your questions.

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The Smiths is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Manchester Post-punk Bands List
The Smiths Jangle pop, Indie pop, Alternative rock

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James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Manchester Post-punk Bands List
James Indie pop, New Wave, Madchester

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Magazine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Manchester Post-punk Bands List
Magazine New Wave, Post-punk

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Steve Diggle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Manchester Post-punk Bands List
Steve Diggle New Wave, Punk rock, Post-punk

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A Certain Ratio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Manchester Post-punk Bands List
A Certain Ratio Dance-punk, Alternative dance, House music

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Blue Orchids is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Manchester Post-punk Bands List
Blue Orchids Punk rock, Post-punk

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Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Manchester Post-punk Bands List
Steve Garvey New Wave, Punk rock, Post-punk

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Ad Infinitum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Manchester Post-punk Bands List
Ad Infinitum Synthpop, Post-punk

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Andy Gill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Manchester Post-punk Bands List
Andy Gill Post-punk

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bIG fLAME is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Manchester Post-punk Bands List
bIG fLAME Indie rock, Post-punk

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Martin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Manchester Post-punk Bands List
Martin Jackson New Wave, Sophisti-pop, Punk rock

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Marc Riley and The Creepers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Manchester Post-punk Bands List
Marc Riley and The Creepers Rock music, Post-punk

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John Maher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Manchester Post-punk Bands List
John Maher New Wave, Punk rock, Post-punk

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The Stockholm Monsters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Manchester Post-punk Bands List
The Stockholm Monsters Indie pop, Post-punk