Local: Gem Andrews
Newcastle based Gem Andrews knows a thing or two about singer/songwriterly stuff and her new album, Vancouver, is a revelation.
This lovely lad is ako (or “Simeon Soden” as his bank statements insist on calling him) and he’s a really rather good and emerging producer of, in his words, “EDM”.
Local: Slow Decades
Lovely jumper, dude. And, hey, lovely new album, too.
Local: Hunting Game
Here’s Hunting Game looking for all the world like they’ve just been told that Father Christmas is actually Nigel Farage in a grubby red santa suit.
Local: Doctor Socrates
Newcastle band Doctor Socrates have just released a couple of new videos to go with their double a-side The End of Old Tyneside, and they are quite superb.
Local: Border Scout
Things that we know about Border Scout from this image: there are definitely two of them.
Local Scene: Craig Clark
Newcastle’s home grown talent Craig Clark is a singer-songwriter whose poignantly crafted lines have already propelled him into supporting the likes of Laura Marling and Ben ...
Local Scene: Alexie
I like Alexie’s pendant. What is that? A lion? A leopard? It’s very nice, anyway. And she’s kind of amazing, too.
Local: Elephant Memoir
Elephant Memoir? What sort of name is that? Still, I thought “The Beatles” was a bit ropy but they still seemed to have shifted a few units.
The future for Dalaro looks as bright as this picture.
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...)
Simon Taylor & The Sundowners
This is Simon Taylor. (Presumably The Sundowners were taking the picture.)