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: The Shooting Of
The Shooting Of (aka Northumberland’s Paul Jeans) has a new album out in March and it’s a release that really has been hit by the glory train.
This is the loveliest local band pic I’ve seen for a while and their music is pretty fabulous, too.
Local: Talk Like Tigers
This Newcastle band have their debut single out in February, and, do you know what, we love it...
This bunch have just scooped a major award and are destined for great things. But just what is that award and what kind of great things are they destined for? Read on fact hou...
This lad likes a tab. He also likes to dazzle with his adventures into the kind of electronica that leaves me feeling more than a little excited.
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.