Mary Beange

Hit The North 2017: The music festival that took Newcastle by storm

Hit The North, Newcastle’s first ever inner-city music festival was praised as being a major success over bank-holiday weekend, as it saw more than 80 exciting bands play across 15 venues in the city. The multi-venue event saw hundreds of people travelling to the city to get a glimpse of some of the hottest acts […]

 Laura Nicol

Review: Circa Waves’ debut album Young Chasers: “It’s a breath of fresh air that’ll have music snobs raging at the lack of quirkiness or originality”

After the a string of attention grabbing tunes like Fossils and Stuck in my Teeth, Circa Waves album, Young Chasers, has finally landed; and it’s a forty-minute collection of indie belters. There are influences from bands such as The Kooks and The Wombats on the album but the Liverpudlian foursome manage to bring a fresh […]

 Melanie Hall

The Montagues @ INDEPENDENT

The Montagues @ INDEPENDENT

North East band The Montagues have been tipped for big things this year with the launch of their new single Luna at Sunderland’s INDEPENDENT. Last year the three-piece band received multiple accolades from both fans and fellow musicians. One of the high claims the band hold so far is that of Eurhythmics star, Dave Stewart, who offered […]

 Lee Hawthorn

In Vibes kick off 2015 with INDEPENDENT gig

In Vibes kick off 2015 with INDEPENDENT gig

In Vibes, a three-piece, indie-alt band that originate from Sunderland, are set to play a set in the cities premiere venue, INDEPENDENT, this weekend (Saturday 10). The band, consisting of Shaun Cowell, Isaac Hirshfield Wright and Louis Hellier, have been absent from the local circuit, consequential of Shaun and Isaac studying elsewhere for uni, but […]