Music

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

 Chris Kirkwood

Review: Tinie Tempah’s ‘Youth’ doesn’t quite deliver

‘Youth’ is a poppy journey through Tinie Tempah’s mind that leaves much to be desired. After bursting onto the scene in 2010 with his album ‘Disc-Overy’, Tinie Tempah has failed to reach the heights of success that his debut record did. His follow up, ‘Demonstration’, was too Americanised and didn’t feel real, but his last […]

 Emma Ormiston

Review: Harry Styles’ Debut Single, Sign Of The Times

Review: Harry Styles’ Debut Single, Sign Of The Times

After much anticipation and an epic build up, Harry Styles has (finally!) released his debut single Sign Of The Times much to the delight of millions of teenage girls and this 21-year-old female. Harry Styles, if you haven’t heard of him, is most famous for his stint in the mega-boyband that is One Direction that […]

 Chris Kirkwood

Tinie Tempah looks to return to the top with ‘Youth’ – Preview

Tinie Tempah looks to return to the top with ‘Youth’ – Preview

Tinie Tempah burst onto the scene in 2010 with his classic track Pass Out, now the rapper is trying to reclaim his crown with his new album ‘Youth’. His first album, ‘Disc-Overy’, was a massive hit but Tempah’s follow up Demonstration didn’t live up to the hype and he fell down a few pegs in the UK […]

 Alexander Beard

Pure Comedy by Father John Misty – Preview

Pure Comedy by Father John Misty – Preview

 April 7 will see the release of Father John Misty’s new album Pure Comedy. Misty (real name Joshua Tillman) initially found fame as the drummer for folk rock band Fleet Foxes, but he’s truly emerged as a generational talent under his current moniker.  Possessing a voice as impressive as his facial hair – he’s ditched […]

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Indie Dream-Pop Band, LANY Release Track-list For Upcoming Album

Indie Dream-Pop Band, LANY Release Track-list For Upcoming Album

American Dream-Pop artists ‘LANY’ (Short for ‘Los Angeles, New York’) have released a track-listing for their upcoming self-titled debut album, boasting 16 tracks including a previous fan favourite single, ‘ILYSB’. Following the spark of popularity for the single ‘ILYSB’ originally featured on the first EP ‘Acronyms’ in 2014, the band revealed an upcoming tour and […]

 Chris Kirkwood

Review: Stormzy breaks the mould with ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’

Review: Stormzy breaks the mould with ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’

After a nine-month social media absence and months of teasing fans with billboards around London, Grime MC Stormzy has returned to reclaim his throne at the top of the UK scene.

Grime’s meteoric rise to the top of UK music has been unprecedented. The genre has now infiltrated the mainstream with a number of grime MC’s becoming household names. With the release of ‘Gang Signs and Prayers’, Stormzy has elevated grime to a new level. The album is both a scathing attack on those who doubt […]

 Jordan Davidson

Music collective ‘The Rookery’ hold launch event on Saturday February 25

Music collective ‘The Rookery’ hold launch event on Saturday February 25

DIY attitude from Bolton is set to conquer the North East with The Rookery's launch event Saturday February 25.

  Originally hailing from Bolton, music collective ‘The Rookery’ will celebrate their launch in Newcastle on the 25th of February at the Cluny. The event’s goal is to bring music lovers together and round up emerging bands, musicians and creatives from across the North East for an improvised performance. Following a day of drop in […]

 Ryan Young

WATCH: Blossoms’ R1 Live Lounge 50 Cent & George Michael Mashup – Careless in the Club

WATCH: Blossoms’ R1 Live Lounge 50 Cent & George Michael Mashup – Careless in the Club

The BBC Radio 1 live lounge has had some moments over the years. They’re like a fine wine, they get better with age and sometimes you never notice their real potential until the years pass. For example, Arctic Monkeys famous Girls Aloud cover of Love Machine or The Kooks covering Foster the People’s Pumped Up Kicks. […]

 Katie Nicholson

Preview: Amy Macdonald – Newcastle City Hall

Preview: Amy Macdonald – Newcastle City Hall

Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald is taking to UK stages throughout March and April this year to debut her brand new album Under Stars. While she may only be 29, Macdonald has released three previous albums and has sold over 3 million records worldwide. Macdonald’s fourth and most successive single, This Is The Life, received radio […]

 Alexander Beard

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads: The Royalty Theatre Preview

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads: The Royalty Theatre Preview

For those of us who are tired of the traditional Valentine’s Day meal, The Royalty Theatre in Sunderland has an alternative offering. The clue is in the title, as the music of the late David Bowie is brought to life in an imaginative and unexpected way. This solo show tells the story of Martin, a […]

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