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.
Local: The Voluntears
This is The Voluntears (well, one of them – you won’t believe the trouble we have trying to get decent pics out of bands). But what they lack in good band shots they more than...
Local: The Jet Reds
Blimey! The Jet Reds look like they can handle themselves, do they not. And what they handle, specifically, is indie rock, which goes big in the oomph stakes.
Local: Blakk Sabbath
It’s Christmas. Sod it. I’m sticking Blakk Sabbath on the Local Scene page. I mean to say, who exactly is going to stop me? Can you guess which band they’re a tribute to…?
If you squint a bit, you might just be able to make out north-east singer, songwriter and musician Bernie Christie. It’s worth the effort, because she’s very good.
Local: You Are The Dead
If you’re in the market for an action shot of You Are The Dead, then cop for this.
Local: Shipcote & Friends
The wonderful Graham Shipcote (pictured) and his band – Shipcote & Friends – are back in October with a super new album which they’re launching at a special gig at the Gosfort...
Newcastle band SHIELDS haven’t released any new material for a couple of years but they’re back this autumn with what those in the know are calling “a bang”.
Local: World of Iggy
I know what you’re thinking: Isn’t that the much-lauded bunch of rhyming gobshites JaZZ RiOT? Well, yes and no. Yes, it is them, but they’ve also got a mutant side project ded...
This smiley looking five-piece are Kahuna and their frothy debut single, Throw, suggests that they have plenty to smile about (ie it’s really good).
Local: Callum Pitt
Can you, in all honesty, have enough Callum Pitt? The answer to that, my friends, is a big fat no.
Local: Megan Dhalai
If you like pop and R&B that screams THE SOUND OF NOW, then Washington’s Megan Dhalai should be right up your street.