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.
Local: BARE ROOTS
There’s no messing around with BARE ROOTS (feel the awesome power of their capital letters). Their sound is all in caps, too.
Local: Courtney Dixon
This Newcastle lass has just released her debut single and it’s had me scrambling around the office shouting: ‘Who the fudge has got my “Amazing New Talent” klaxon?’
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: 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: 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.