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.
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.
Local: Dog Years
I love a band who look like happy and Dog Years are veritably hand-holding happy, and that’s probably down to the fact that they’re about to release their first studio album i...
Local: Dead Like Wolves
Newcastle four-piece Dead Like Wolves have just banged out two new tracks and I’m filing both under “Belters!”
Local: St. Austin
They’re from Hexham (some of them)! They’re from Newcastle (some of them)! And they’ve just released their debut album. It’s really rather good.
Local: Tomorrow Is Lost
If you’re thinking Tomorrow Is Lost look like they play classic rock belted out with all the force of a runaway train, then you’d be right on the rootin’ tootin’ money.