Local: St. Buryan
This lot look like a nice bunch of lads, which gets a big gold star from me, but they get an even bigger gold star for their upbeat indie-pop that is realised to rather fabulo...
Local: The Cornshed Sisters
Here are The Cornshed Sisters checking out what looks like a collection of 18th century iPads. Anyway: they’re back and they’re still brilliant.
Local: Charlie Thomas
This is Billingham’s Charlie Thomas, a singer/songwriter in thrall to the scuzzier, more bohemian, end of US culture.
This here is Slurs, a Newcastle band whose stock in trade is a jolly glorious kind of racket.
How do you like your Radio 2 friendly pop? If it’s “just so” then you’re going to love JustSO who are launching their super new album at The Exchange in North Shields on 22 Se...
Local: Baker Island
I fancy one of this bunch but it’s definitely not the one that you think it is. So, yes, they scrub up well, but can they also thrill with the quality of their tunes? (Clue: y...
Local: Greg Genre
Greg Genre is a singer/songwriter from Newcastle who exudes more warmth than a 15 Tog duvet.
If you’re hankering after some sounds and emotions straight out of the leftfield, then can I point you in the direction of this Newcastle three-piece who won’t be appearing on...
Local: Moon Rover
This jolly bunch are Moon Rover from Newcastle, a band who may well be in the gutter but they’re most definitely looking at the stars.
Local: Massa Confusa
This is Massa Confusa trying out their best urban look. I like ‘em.
What do you think of Hedges for a band name? Say it with me: “Hedges”. I kinda like it, and their music isn’t bad either.
Local: Kate Edwards
We reviewed Kate Edwards’ debut single in our December issue and were so enamoured with it that we decided to shove her on this page, too.
This Sunderland-based folk/blues duo (say “Hi, how’s tricks?” to Shannon Pearl and John Timney”) are a very fine proposition indeed.