Local: The Amazing Devil
The Amazing Devil are a very enticing proposition indeed, and yes, they are kind of amazing.
LOCAL: James R. Bell
James R. Bell is a Marxist-Leninist writer, poet and critic. I think it’s fair to say that’s him with the megaphone.
LOCAL: James Leonard Hewitson
This is James Leonard Hewitson. He’s the one on the right etc. (Pic: Nick Wesson)
Local: Lord Swans
Lord Swans, eh? I kinda like that name; and I’ll tell you what else I like, their debut single, The Plan, which has just been released.
Local: The Great Curve
Newcastle’s The Great Curve look like the type of band that you can really hang your hat on, do they not? I like ‘em.
Local: Fire Lady Luck
Sunderland’s Fire Lady Luck look like henchmen from the pop-art 1960s TV version of Batman. And do you know what? I’m totally ok with that.
Hartlepool’s Plaza have perfected that hanging around outside the local off-license at 9pm look. (Hey, it’s the kind of look I’d kill for. Oh, and their debut single is all ki...
Local: Ditte Elly
Newcastle based Ditte Elly was what I’d call “A WOW!” when she supported Lanterns on the Lake at Sage Gateshead recently. Her debut album is out in April and I’ve totally fall...
Local: Kate Edwards
We reviewed Kate Edwards’ debut single in our December issue and were so enamoured with it that we decided to shove her on this page, too.
This Sunderland-based folk/blues duo (say “Hi, how’s tricks?” to Shannon Pearl and John Timney”) are a very fine proposition indeed.
Local: Benedict Hawkin
This is Benedict Hawkin either: 1. At the bottom of his local swimming pool; or 2. Really ramping up the arty effects on his press pic. Either way we’re having a piece of him.
Local: Paul Taylor
We don’t feature that many pianists specialising in improvisation on this page, but, then again, we don’t come across that many pianists as talented as this fella.
Local: Lily Brooke
Lily Brooke is a singer/songwriter from Hebburn who kind of rings a bell with me…