Courteeners are an English indie rock band formed in Middleton in 2006 by Liam Fray (guitar/vocals), Michael Campbell (drums/backing vocals), Daniel "Conan" Moores (guitar) and Mark Cuppello (bass); the latter was replaced by the band's producer Joe Cross in 2015. They also tour with pianist Adam Payne, who has been featured on every album. Releasing the first single "Lose Control" off their then-forthcoming album Anna in December 2012, the band dropped the "The" from their name, continuing simply as "Courteeners".
They have released four studio albums: St. Jude (2008), Falcon (2010), Anna (2013) and Concrete Love (2014) as well as several EPs and one DVD album. The band is set to release their 5th album, Mapping the Rendezvous, on 28 October 2016.
All the music and lyrics for the Courteeners' songs are written by the band's frontman Liam Fray. He claims that all of the songs he has written are about personal experiences.