Music

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

 Josh Stothard

Exclusive interview: The Old Pink House

Exclusive interview: The Old Pink House

From bedroom recordings to being announced alongside the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, it’s been quite the journey over the past year for the North East’s very own The Old Pink House. On May 27, the band will be headlining The Cumberland Arms as part of the multi-venue festival Evolution Emerging, one of the biggest music events […]

 Josh Stothard

Preview: Evolution Emerging 2017

Preview: Evolution Emerging 2017

Evolution Emerging returns in its ninth year giving the latest up an coming talent a place to perform. As one of the North East’s biggest events for new music the festival showcases over 40 emerging artists each year across its multiple venues. In the past, Evolution Emerging has unearthed the likes of Hyde and Beast, Shields […]

 Paul Barclay

Interview: Alex Tempest talks Country Music in the UK

Interview: Alex Tempest talks Country Music in the UK

When you think of country music, it is probable that you do not think of the North East or even the UK as one of the main hubs of activity for it. Mostly seen as an American style of music, country has shown some growth outside of the US over time. One of the country artists […]

 Josh Stothard

Review: Fozzy – Judas

For 18 years now Fozzy have been developing their heavy metal and rock sound, from starting as mostly a cover band to releasing their soon to be seventh studio album. Beginning in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1999, the band has seen a steady rise since its first self-titled debut album sold only 4,225 copies and […]

 Romy Da Gama Candido

Kpop’s BTS surpass Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Shawn Mendes on Billboard’s Social Artist Category

In the last five years, Kpop and Korean culture have gained a lot of popularity in the West. After the success of groups like Exo, BigBang and Psy conquering the online world and achieving millions of views on YouTube, it is now BTS’s turn to claim their spot in the Western music charts. The Bangtan […]

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Album review: Metallica ‘Ride The Lightning’

Album review: Metallica ‘Ride The Lightning’

By Sam Wilkinson The year was 1984, and July 27 saw Metallica releasing their second album, ‘Ride The Lightning’. This album solidified both the band and the album at the forefront of the “thrash metal” genre, even amongst debut albums like Slayer’s “Show No Mercy”, and “Fistful of Metal” by Anthrax.   Vocalist and rhythm guitarist, James […]

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Interview with Future Horizons

Interview with Future Horizons

We spoke to Hartlepool’s finest Future Horizons about their upcoming north east gigs and brand new single. Your new single was recently released; can you give us a bit of an insight into the themes, vibes or inspirations that shaped it? Milo: The main inspiration for me really was the intensity of live shows. Following […]

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Sabrina Carpenter stuns in her first European concert at the Metro Radio Arena

Sabrina Carpenter stuns in her first European concert at the Metro Radio Arena

Sabrina Carpenter chats to Northern Lights about pursuing her love for music and supporting The Vamps on their Middle Of The Night tour.

Starting as a small town girl from Pennsylvania, to setting foot on her first European stage, Sabrina Carpenter is the girl you need to have on your playlist. At the age of six, Carpenter’s passion for music and a desire to perform was inspired by the artists her parents listened to. Speaking to Northern Lights, she said: “I can […]

 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 […]