Local: Marc Oliver
Marc Oliver’s front room looks very much like an Irish theme pub, does it not? No matter: he’s very good indeed.
This is the Newcastle-based, and very brilliant, Love+Lies. (One half of them anyway...)
This is Newcastle band Überloon pulling their “and relax” pose.
Local: Northern Monkey Brass Band
We don’t just feature gltichy electronica acts and indie landfill on this page you know; we also feature Northern Monkey Brass Bands.
Simon Taylor & The Sundowners
This is Simon Taylor. (Presumably The Sundowners were taking the picture.)
Local: Detroit 9000
Here’s a pair from Newcastle who will almost certainly tell you that the rave is most definitely ON.
Local: Face The Ocean
Newcastle’s Face The Ocean look a bit grungey, don’t they? But – get this! – THEY’RE NOT REALLY.
Local: Arcs & Trauma
If I ever wore a collar then this Hartlepool three-piece would undoubtedly be getting me hot under it..
Local: Nena In The Red Sky
Instead of looking as glum as a Tuesday afternoon, it’s nice to see a band enjoying themselves isn’t it?
Local Scene: By Toutatis
By Toutatis – a four-piece if you please – look like they mean business, don’t they? Thankfully for us, it’s a good bit of business.
If you peer carefully through these frankly FAR OUT bits of undergrowth then you should just be able to make out the forms known only as Kobadelta.
This is Jake Houlsby who, for all intents and purposes, is Suntrapp. And judging by their/his first single, they’re/he’s jolly good.
KiKi Lowe is a good name for a pop star is it not (got to love that double capital “K”). She’s from Gosforth in Newcastle and despite the fact that she’s not yet old enough to...