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.
The Old Pink House
This bunch were recipients of our coveted Single of the Month slot last year (it’s not that coveted – ed.) and they’ve continued their upward curve in 2017 with a clutch of st...