Thank you so much to Richard Lyon for sending us his modern day Northampton banger and this explanation to go with it!

After long spells living in London and Manchester I returned to the Midlands in 2004. With my family I have lived happily in Northampton ever since but still spent most of my time during the week in both London and Manchester for work. Lockdown meant that suddenly I was spending all of my time in Northampton and with the time that freed up through not having to commute I started to make music. This led me to make a new anthem for the town – the first, I think, since the classic ’60 Miles by Road or Rail’ was released back in 1980. The song is a tribute to Northampton, to the market town and a shout to remind our friends in the North, and the South, that the Midlands does exist!