Music

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

 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 […]

 Katie Nicholson

Lady Leshurr to play O2 Academy Newcastle

Lady Leshurr to play O2 Academy Newcastle

Fresh from receiving a MOBO award at the end of 2016, Lady Leshurr is set to tour the UK this month and is stopping off at Newcastle’s 02 Academy on the way. The Birmingham based grime star is most commonly known for her ‘Queen’s Speech’ series of freestyles, but is slowly gaining a reputation for […]

 Cameron Welburn

Big Sean ‘I Decided.’ Album Review

Big Sean ‘I Decided.’ Album Review

Almost two years after his ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ album release, Big Sean’s fourth studio album, ‘I Decided’, was released on February 1 this year. Fans eagerly awaited the album after the controversy surrounding Big Sean before he released this album, due to the fact that he released a track out of the blue called ‘No […]

 Katie Nicholson

Preview: De La Soul – Newcastle Student Union

Preview: De La Soul – Newcastle Student Union

Following the release of their much-anticipated 2016 album 'And The Anonymous Nobody', De La Soul are back to tour the UK this month.

The North East was sorely missed from the hip hop trio’s last UK tour in 2014, a tour that commemorated the 25th anniversary of their ‘3 Feet High And Rising’ album, but the group are making a trip to the region on February 22 where they are set to play Northumbria’s Student Union. The NSU […]

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EDC and T in the Park Festivals Cancelled for 2017

EDC and T in the Park Festivals Cancelled for 2017

Words by Robert Redpath  The hosts of EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) have announced that it will be ‘‘postponed indefinitely’’ due to the lack of growth during the past few years. In December, it was announced that the previously two-day event has been reduced to only one and in the last couple of weeks the rumours […]

 David Warren

Smoke Stack Rhino: ‘Love and Other Monsters’ Album Review

Smoke Stack Rhino are a fairly new blues rock band from Melbourne, Australia. The first song I heard by them was 'Screwdriver Girls' and I knew that I had found myself a solid band, however, I didn't yet know at that point the consistent level of quality that every song they have released so far has.

Before their Debut Album they had released the EP ‘Riverside’ in 2013 along with two singles ‘Taste’ and ‘All My Love’ the following year. All the songs found on these are great, but could they keep the consistency going for a full album? After listening to ‘Love and Other Monsters’ the answer is yes. The […]

 Paul Farrell

5 artists rumoured to be making a comeback in 2017

5 artists rumoured to be making a comeback in 2017

Music will continue to grow as ever in 2017, but along with the return of Ed Sheeran, it will be especially unique if these five artists, who are rumoured to be releasing music this year, make their long awaited comeback.

5. Phil Collins The man who put a gorilla on the drums and wrote songs for two separate disney movies, will be making a comeback this year. Collins has already confirmed a comeback tour in 2017 entitled the ‘Not Dead Yet tour’ and there are rumour’s that he’s going to release a new album despite […]

 Stacey McMaster

Top Ten Classic Songs For Christmas

Everyone is planning parties for the holidays. However what can you play that will suit nearly everyone’s taste? Northern Lights have come up with this Christmas Wish list that will help you out of this time old dilemma. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Fifth Harmony An old classic is given a new […]

 Jacob Sloan

The big vinyl revival

The big vinyl revival

In the past few years avid music fans have revived the vinyl market so it is once again considered a mainstream form of music. According to The British Phonographic Industry, 2007 saw the markets lowest point ever with just 205,292 LP sales. This is a black hole level plummet considering 1994’s 1,453,718 LP vinyl sales. […]