Local: Head Of Light Entertainment
Teesside’s unpigeonholeable Head Of Light Entertainment have reached double figures (in years, not band members) and are celebrating with a party of a gig at the Green Room in...
Local: Simon Taylor
This bloke striding purposely through the surf is Simon Taylor. And that purpose in full: to play a storming gig at the O2 Academy in Newcastle this April with his trusty band...
Local: Nick Gladdish
I’m more than Gladdish to hear new stuff from this Newcastle-based singer/songwriter. In fact you could say I’m Morethanhappyish.
Are Shamu the finest three-piece alt-pop band in Newcastle? Does Eamonn Holmes enjoy a two-for-one offer in Greggs?
Local: Elephant Memoirs
Elephant Memoirs like a beard/hoodie combo. They’re also fond of a rollicking chunk of indie rock as evinced by their very excellent No Pressure No Rush EP (out 10 February, f...
Local: The Pale White
Newcastle’s The Pale White certainly look the part (see pic) but can they back it up with a bunch of rollicking, knock-yer-socks-off, songs? (Clue: Yes they can.)
Send us a high-res image of the band, we said, and this is what we got. Hey, it works for me.
The Old Pink House
This bunch were recipients of our coveted Single of the Month slot last year (it’s not that coveted – ed.) and they’ve continued their upward curve in 2017 with a clutch of st...
Local: Tomorrow is Lost
I like what Tomorrow is Lost have done with their place. Exposed brickwork is so hot right now. And I’ll tell you what else is hot: their huge licks.
Local: The Yada Yada Yadas
Durham-based The Yada Yada Yadas are certainly in the pink, and their just released debut single, Oceans, is certainly worth getting excited about.
Local: St. Buryan
This lot look like a nice bunch of lads, which gets a big gold star from me, but they get an even bigger gold star for their upbeat indie-pop that is realised to rather fabulo...
Local: The Cornshed Sisters
Here are The Cornshed Sisters checking out what looks like a collection of 18th century iPads. Anyway: they’re back and they’re still brilliant.
Local: Charlie Thomas
This is Billingham’s Charlie Thomas, a singer/songwriter in thrall to the scuzzier, more bohemian, end of US culture.