Music Albums & Singles
Fabric presents Maribou State (fabric records) - Chris Davids and Liam Ivory are one of the nation’s most cherishable electronic duos and, having cut their teeth and the legen...
Harkin (Hand Mirror) - Harkin – a woman, if you will – has been touring since her teens with her own bands as well as the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Wild Beasts and Kurt Vile.
A Western Circular (Weird World) - Wilma Archer is a fella from Newcastle who moved back to his hometown to record this album, and, pleased to report, it’s the kind of release...
The Holy Mono Freedom (Playground Underground) - The Holy have been making plenty of waves on the Nordic scene with their melodic indie-rock and they look set to crash into ...
Mentrix My Enemy, My Love (House of Strength) - The Iranian-born, Berlin-based, Mentrix, is a sufi-inspired singer and composer and her latest album is a rattlingly good explo...
Big Fox See How The Light Falls (self release) - This fine album, from the Swedish artist, was originally due for release around 2018 but was derailed because she was diagnose...
Matt Monro Stranger in Paradise (UMC) - This set brings together the great crooners ‘lost’ Broadway album and twenty seven of his biggest hits.
Tomorrow Is Lost
Tomorrow Is Lost Therapy (Eclipse Records) - Making a play for fans of Halestorm, Paramore et al are this Newcastle band who grab the alternative metal template in their colle...
Cirkus V Trapeze (Ramshaw Records) - This Sunderland outift were formed during the 1970s and won favour with discerning progrock fans.
The Tragedy of Street Dog (Bethlehem Casuals) - I love a bit of concept album WTF-ery, and this oddball septet have pulled a real rabbit out of their hat with this one.
Album Of The Month: Porridge Radio
Every Bad (Secretly Canadian) - Brighton’s Porridge Radio released a clutch of singles in 2019, which saw the band propelled from word-of-mouth ones-to-watch to something appr...
If sexy Jesus is your saviour…
The God-fearing, disco-queering, force of nature that is Oh My God! It’s The Church will be saving sinners by the score when they visit Newcastle in April. Praise be.
Uneasy Laughter (Sub Pop) - This trio of LA types bubbled up from the fertile DIY scene over there and won much praise for their self-titled debut album, which was released in...