Music

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

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Album review: Fieldy – Bassically

Album review: Fieldy – Bassically

Bassically is the second solo album from Korn bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu. Unlike his work with Korn, this album isn’t heavy, which is a large contrast to what his band’s sound is. It is primarily an experiment of emotion through a bass guitar, seamlessly blending several genres that interest the artist. Due to this blend, […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: Dave – Game Over EP

MUSIC REVIEW: Dave – Game Over EP

Words by Lewis Bainbridge Taking the grime scene by storm, 19-year-old Dave has released his second EP, after selling out multiple shows throughout the UK, only a year after his breakthrough. For those unaware, grime is a music genre populated by rappers from London throughout the early 2000s. Multiple acts have produced chart topping hits […]

 Stacey McMaster

Northern Lights’ favourite Christmas Songs

Northern Lights’ favourite Christmas Songs

Here at Northern Lights, we love Christmas and nothing gets us in the mood more than a great Christmas song. So we asked our own favourite writers and contributors what their favourites are at this festive time of the year.   All I want for Christmas by Mariah Carey Chosen by Courtnie Louise Kerr, Deputy […]

 Lewis Goodwin

Kasabian Rock Newcastle

Kasabian Rock Newcastle

Kasabian opened their ‘For Crying Out Loud’ tour at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena. A packed out arena took the noise level to 104 decibels at one point, creating an electric atmosphere. Kasabian fan, Ben Thompson claimed: “it was the best gig I’ve ever been to, they were class.” The rock band performed new hits ‘Bless […]

 Angel Freer

Review and interview: Seán McGowan wows at the Wylam Brewery and why supporting Billy Bragg is a dream come true

Review and interview: Seán McGowan wows at the Wylam Brewery and why supporting Billy Bragg is a dream come true

Seán McGowan supports his inspiration Billy Bragg on tour. On Thursday November 16, 2017 I had the pleasure of seeing Seán McGowan live at the Wylam Brewery in Newcastle. This was my very first gig and I really enjoyed the whole experience. The set for the gig was basic, but the soft blue and red lights along […]

 Aaron Hindhaugh

Live review: Yungen – Chosen tour

Live review: Yungen – Chosen tour

Yungen’s very first performance in Newcastle did not disappoint a packed O2 academy crowd that was full of energy. They were clearly ready for the show, with a chorus of ‘Yungen, Yungen, Yungen’ from the crowd moments before he appeared on stage. He started off with Chosen — also the name of his tour — and […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: Taylor Swift Reputation

MUSIC REVIEW: Taylor Swift Reputation

Taylor Swift has just released her sixth studio album Reputation. The album shows a different side to usual Taylor and she has gone far out from her country roots. Northern Lights contributor, Bethany Reay, goes through her favourite songs from the album. Track 4 – Don’t Blame Me Although this song isn’t like anything Taylor […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: Don Broco – Stay Ignorant and T-Shirt Song

MUSIC REVIEW: Don Broco – Stay Ignorant and T-Shirt Song

It has now been a week since Don Broco played their biggest UK headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Playing a sold-out show to 10,000 people, they certainly put on an amazing show.  At the beginning of October, they announced that their third album Technology would be released on February 2, 2018. Having already released […]

 Courtnie Kerr

LIVE REVIEW: Liam Gallagher – As You Were Tour, Newcastle

LIVE REVIEW: Liam Gallagher – As You Were Tour, Newcastle

Twelve years and one less brother later, Liam Gallagher returned to a sold-out crowd of 11,000 at Newcastle’s Metro Arena last Wednesday for a night of 1990s nostalgia. Surrounded by a wave of pretty green, paisley and bucket hats — there was no doubt that this crowd was ready for a night to remember with […]

 Courtnie Kerr

REVIEW – Niall Horan Flicker

REVIEW – Niall Horan Flicker

In 2010, a nervous, floppy haired 16-year-old boy from Mullingar, Ireland had a dream to sell out arenas, make an album and work with some of the best artists in the world. He stood before X Factor judges, unsure of his fate.   Little did he know, only eight years later, those dreams would have already become a reality after being paired with four other boys, and going on to become one of the […]

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