Local scene: Swine Tax
Here’s a nice pic of Swine Tax having fun while mucking around down by a harbour. Do not try this at home kids.
Local Scene: Squarms
Squarms are an electronic duo from Newcastle and, presumably, this is 50% of them.
Almost imperceptibly, Newcastle four-piece The Palps seem to have ensnared my heart. So now you know.
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.
Local: The Yada Yada Yadas
I think it’s safe to say that Durham’s The Yada Yada Yadas are in the pink.
Local: Sticky Pearls
If you squint, only just slightly, then you should be able to make out Sticky Pearls in this picture. They’ve got a new album out that I can safely say will be beguile and del...
Local: Head Of Light Entertainment
Teesside’s unpigeonholeable Head Of Light Entertainment have reached double figures (in years, not band members) and are celebrating with a party of a gig at the Green Room in...
Local: Simon Taylor
This bloke striding purposely through the surf is Simon Taylor. And that purpose in full: to play a storming gig at the O2 Academy in Newcastle this April with his trusty band...
Local: Nick Gladdish
I’m more than Gladdish to hear new stuff from this Newcastle-based singer/songwriter. In fact you could say I’m Morethanhappyish.
Are Shamu the finest three-piece alt-pop band in Newcastle? Does Eamonn Holmes enjoy a two-for-one offer in Greggs?
Local: Elephant Memoirs
Elephant Memoirs like a beard/hoodie combo. They’re also fond of a rollicking chunk of indie rock as evinced by their very excellent No Pressure No Rush EP (out 10 February, f...
Local: The Pale White
Newcastle’s The Pale White certainly look the part (see pic) but can they back it up with a bunch of rollicking, knock-yer-socks-off, songs? (Clue: Yes they can.)
Send us a high-res image of the band, we said, and this is what we got. Hey, it works for me.