I’ll tell you what we don’t like about Beth Macari. Absolutely nothing. Nowt. Zap all. She is, for all intents and purposes, the complete package.
Sunderland’s PICNIC (who are totally rocking that caps-on look) are as bracing as a dip in the sea at Roker and their infectious new single is brimming with verve.
Local: Tom Joshua
Tom Joshua is a singer songwriter worth getting very excited about and he’s sure to be one of the star turns at this year’s Stockton Calling festival.
Big ticket energy
The Lamplight Festival in Sunderland this August is one of the live highlights of the summer and tickets are on sale NOW. Consider this your official heads-up.
No Time For Reason
This is No Time For Reason. Quite literally. This Newcastle four-piece look capable enough, do they not?
Feed Your Wolves
Here’s a man who knows the value of a mid-distance stare with a guitar slung casually over his shoulder. He is Andy Davidson who, for all intents and purposes, IS Feed Your Wo...
Local scene: Brooke Bentham
This South Shields lass grabbed our attention way back in the mists of 2017 but we’ve had to wait until 2020 for her debut album to land. Has it been worth it? Read on for the...
Local Scene: PLAZA
Who doesn’t love a band that spell their name in caps? (Answer: no one.) And now Hartlepool’s finest have put all their lovely melodies in caps, too.
Oh wow! I love this pic of Madeleine Smyth nearly as much as I love her music. (And let me tell you, I really, really, really fucking love this pic…)
As you can see, Trunky Juno has got sole. More than one. I wouldn’t call him a soul singer, though…
Local scene: Hector Gannet
Hector Gannet is a man! And a band! Confused? You wouldn’t be if you’d only just read on…
Local: Weekend Sun
Darlington’s Weekend Sun are releasing their second album on 30 November and it’s packing the kind of sizzling funk that’ll warm the coldest of cockles.
Local: Birdman Cult
Birdman Cult were formed in South Shields but now appear to be based in Bristol. No matter, we’re still claiming them as one of our own.