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: 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…
Local: Scott Michael Cavagan
County Durham lad Scott Michael Cavagan is a singer/songwriter you can really hang your hat on, particularly if your hat is into indie rock which pulses with melodic energy. (...
When someone mentions “Kashmir” to me these days I don’t think of that bit on the map that nestles between India and China, but this new-ish Newcastle band who play the kind o...
Local: Idle Violets
There are some great bands coming out of the Stockton area at present and Idle Violets are among the most arresting.
Local: Joy Atlas
It’s all moving and grooving on the pop front in the north-east at the minute and grabbing a lusty handful of the good stuff are new band Joy Atlas.