Lyerr are the Manchester based indie rock band consisting of Ryan Johnson on lead vocals and guitar, Sam Greene on guitar, Rory Magner on bass and James Kershaw on drums.

In 2019 Lyerr were crowned by Virgin Records and Andy Bell (Oasis/ride) as ‘Manchester’s Best New Band’. They were flown by the label out to America where they headlined the legendary Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles.

The band’s debut single ‘Taking over’  was released in the summer of 2018 and led to sessions being performed live and filmed for BBC Radio Introducing. The follow up single ‘Fun To Lie’ was released in the Spring of 2019, and was crowned as the Song of the Week on legendary tastemaker radio station, Radio X as well as regular features on XS Manc. 

The single release of ‘Ride Our Luck’ followed in 2020 and was recorded with the help in the studio from Andy Bell (Ride/Oasis). The firm fan favourite of ‘Doctors Orders’ followed in 2021 and most recently the single  ‘Next To You’ was released in the Spring of 2022. All releases have seen this incredible band go from strength to strength gaining momentum and fans at a rapid rate as they continue on their upwards trajectory. 

Following on from an array of sold out shows at the likes of Jimmy’s Liverpool and Manchester’s Academy 1 and festival appearances such as at YNOT! Festival and gigging alongside the likes of October Drift, The Blinders, Shambolics, Hockey Dad & Sheafs, Lyerr are now back with their latest sure fire hit single ‘Changing Trends’

‘Changing Trends’ sets the pace from the get go with its fuzzing guitars and pounding drum beats coupled with the nostalgic 90’s inspired vocals. The sing-along chorus hooks will have you belting out your new found favourite tune at the top of your lungs. This is a track that is stepped in a rich musical history and yet still manages to be entirely fresh, exciting and brand new.

The band have said of the new single:

“The verses in the track hark back to memories of spending time in seaside towns in the UK and the memories of them ‘In 20 years this place hasn’t changed’ and reflects on how a lot of us have shared similar experiences. As the song progresses the lyrics become more reflective in dealing with growing up ‘Take a hold of your life just a little more, run it back, change the facts and the future’s yours’.”



Words by Sally Newman