Spawned from the same "baggy" scene that gave us Happy Mondays and The Inspiral Carpets, Northside were - commercially at least - the mere runts of the litter. The situation was not helped by the dissolution of Factory Records, with 'Chicken Rhythms' proving to be their one and only album whilst the decision to release single 'Shall We Take A Trip?' (the first words of which were "L.S.D.") meant that they missed out on some value airplay too. With the benefit of fourteen years of hindsight, the impression is of EMF trying to be the Stone Roses but at least they left a few decent songs behind them. 'Weight Of Air' is a quality slice of jangly pop whilst 'Tour De World', 'Practise Makes Perfect' and 'Who's To Blame' proved that they could cut the mustard with a tight funk sound. Overall, Northside were more on a par with Flowered Up and The Farm but for men of a certain age, the urge to indulge in some strange monkey-style dancing could well ensue.