(Coronavirus Update) Keep on Jumpin’
The Jumpin’ Hot Club shares an anniversary with The Crack in 2020. We’re both 35 years old! (But only one of us is celebrating with a series of gigs that draw from the weird, ...
(Coronavirus Update) How does 80 bands grab you?
80 bands, 9 stages, 1 day. It can only mean one thing: Stockton Calling is back and ready to hit you up with one of the best days out of the year.
(Coronavirus Update) The heavy hairy monster sound
Norwich rock band Bad Touch trade in riffs the size of Donald Trump’s KFC bill and they’re coming to destroy The Cluny in April. (Legal note: not literally.)
(Coronavirus Update) Guitar. Voice. Sorted.
A female rock guitar prodigy at fourteen Chantel McGregor was told by major labels that she had, “a great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that”. How wrong they were.
Martha of invention
We love the folky-art-pop of Martha Hill who isn’t afraid to send her tunes skittering off into all manner of interesting directions. She’s got dates in Durham and Middlesbrou...
Give me Liberty!
To be more specific, give me Thieves of Liberty, a female-fronted rock band who are very much the complete package.
(POSTPONED) They’re always sunnyside up
We love the idiosyncrasies of cult Lancashire two-piece The Lovely Eggs. They’ve got a new album in the offing and – what do you know – a tour too!
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.
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: Beth Macari
If you’ve got a spotlight handy then swing it in the direction of Beth Macari because this Newcastle lass deserves to be under it.
Local: Nel Unlit
I really love the cut of Nel Unlit’s jib and if you like your folk bands to take the road marked “Most Interesting Ideas Right This Way” then I’m certain you will too.
Is there anything that Curvy Sounds can’t do?
Not only does Curvy Sounds sell a weird and wonderful collection of instruments (and guitars), they also offer an unparalleled repair service AND is something of a music hub.