Local: No Time For Reason
This Newcastle three-piece are going places if their debut single is anything to go by.
Local: Fran Minney
Durham born Fran Minney has, what I like to call, “a look”. What’s more, she’s also got, what I like to call, “a sound”. And it’s a ruddy winner.
Is Crimewave a one-man Crimewave? I rather think that he is you know. Say, “Hi! How’s tricks?” to Jake Wilkinson.
Local: Paige Temperley
A singer songwriter from Newcastle who knows how to sing AND write songs? I don’t mind if I do!
Northumbrian four-piece Kkett have just unleashed (and unleashed is the correct word) their debut album and it’s more bracing than a large mug of nettle tea.
Local: The River Coasters
As you can probably almost immediately tell from this pic The River Coasters are a duo. What you may not yet know is that they’re good. Really good.
I think the word I’m looking for when it comes to this Newcastle trio is “UNCOMPROMISING” (yep, caps).
Local: Becca James
Gather round, because we’ve finally got the sordid truth behind why Becca James is just so darn good.
Local: Charlie Soul
Is Charlie Soul the coolest name in pop? (Answer: yes.) And – get this! - it’s not even a made-up stage name! (Well, nearly. Her real name is Charlotte Soulsby. But still.)
Local: Michael Gallagher
He’s 22, he’s from Hartlepool and he’s got it going on. If you’d like to know precisely what he’s got going on then check out this following message.
Local: The Noise & The Naive
A set of drums, a guitar and enough amped up energy to light up a capital city is more than enough to get me on board with this duo.
Local: St. Buryan
Newcastle/Sunderland quintet St. Buryan, how do I love thee, let me count the ways…
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.