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 […]

 Courtnie Kerr

Twitter Livestreaming vs Live Music: Will social media take over the North East music scene?

Twitter Livestreaming vs Live Music: Will social media take over the North East music scene?

Twitter has teamed up with Livenation to stream live concerts, but will this have an impact on the North-East music scene? With venues like the O2 Academy, Metro Radio Arena and Think Tank, Newcastle is renowned for live music and shows, hosting a variety of names from Ed Sheeran to Iron Maiden. Twitter plans to […]

 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 […]

 Elliott Griffiths

Live Review: Dirty Hit Tour at ThinkTank Newcastle

Live Review: Dirty Hit Tour at ThinkTank Newcastle

There’s often a feeling of disappointment at the words: “This one’s off the new album”. Thankfully, with Superfood, those fears were alleviated, as new tracks I Can’t See and Natural Super Soul went down like they were greatest hits. Funky bass lines and bouncy melodies had the crowd jumping and jiving instantly, making for a ridiculously enjoyable night. Superfood were joined […]

 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. […]