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...
Mog on the Tyne
Top drawer post-rockers Mogwai certainly proved that they weren’t post-fantastic when they dropped their brilliant Every Country’s Sun into our lives in 2017. They’re coming t...
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.
This here is Slurs, a Newcastle band whose stock in trade is a jolly glorious kind of racket.
How do you like your Radio 2 friendly pop? If it’s “just so” then you’re going to love JustSO who are launching their super new album at The Exchange in North Shields on 22 Se...
Local: Baker Island
I fancy one of this bunch but it’s definitely not the one that you think it is. So, yes, they scrub up well, but can they also thrill with the quality of their tunes? (Clue: y...