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 […]

 Leah Goodwin

Review: Catfish And The Bottlemen “Now and again a new band comes along that totally blows you away, and Catfish And The Bottlemen are definitely one of those.”

Review: Catfish And The Bottlemen “Now and again a new band comes along that totally blows you away, and Catfish And The Bottlemen are definitely one of those.”

Catfish And The Bottlemen are the band on everybody’s lips. The story of their rise from playing to a handful of people in a car park, to packing out the Academy last Thursday, is an impressive one, whatever your music taste. Once the clock struck 7pm Newcastle O2 Academy’s doors opened and over 2,000 people […]

 Leah Goodwin

Review: Little Comets @ Newcastle’s O2 Academy

Review: Little Comets @ Newcastle’s O2 Academy

Little Comets took to Newcastle’s O2 Academy stage on Saturday (March 14). The atmosphere got giddier by the second as local lads Little Comets prepared to enter the stage and celebrate the last stop on their UK tour. When Jarrow brothers Rob and Mickey Coles and Washington’s Matt Hall arrived, whistles and cheers broke out. […]

 Leah Goodwin

Little Comets to play Newcastle’s O2 Academy on Saturday

Little Comets to play Newcastle’s O2 Academy on Saturday

North East indie-poppers Little Comets, who have been famed for their impromptu gigs in unorthodox venues, such as the Tyne and Wear Metro and even a Marks and Spencer bakery aisle, are back on home turf for the final stop of their 2015 tour at Newcastle’s O2 Academy on March 14. Hailing from Jarrow and Washington, […]

 sophieheward

Frankie & The Heartstrings talk upcoming Pop Recs gigs and plans for the summer

Frankie & The Heartstrings talk upcoming Pop Recs gigs and plans for the summer

Pop Recs Ltd has been one of Sunderland’s most loved independent businesses since it opened back in the summer of 2013. A record store that also proves a great venue for live music, its stage has seen the likes of Edwyn Collins, The Futureheads, Maximo Park and Franz Ferdinand play to hundreds. Over the next […]

 Christabel Howdon-Bancroft

Review: Little Comets at Pop Recs

Review: Little Comets at Pop Recs

Little Comets performed a small gig at Pop Recs in Sunderland on Tuesday (February 17), to promote their new album Hope Is Just a State of Mind. This is Little Comet’s third album and is a combination of new songs and songs previously released on their EP, The Gentle EP, which is available to buy […]

 sophieheward

Little Comets album preview: Hope Is Just A State Of Mind

Little Comets album preview: Hope Is Just A State Of Mind

Little Comets are a band who’ve never been afraid to discuss real, deep issues through their music. Their highly anticipated third album, Hope Is Just A State Of Mind, is due for release on February 16 and not only reinforces them as fierce and smart songwriters but as talented producers as well. Hope Is Just […]

 Rebecca Leighton-Cox

Little Comets announce rearranged tour dates and a very special Newcastle show

Little Comets announce rearranged tour dates and a very special Newcastle show

After cancelling tour dates last month due to lead singer Rob’s throat problems, Little Comets have announced the new tour dates that will be taking place this month. The band recently took to their official website to apologise about the cancellations of upcoming gigs in Sheffield, Edinburgh, Leeds and Middlesbrough. Despite the band wanting to […]

 

Little Comets to release new album through Pledge Music

Little Comets to release new album through Pledge Music

It’s been a long and gruelling two years for Little Comets since the release of their last album Life Is Elsewhere. Their usually hectic touring schedule has had to accommodate health scares and a change of label, but thankfully they’re moving into the end of the year on a high with the announcement that their […]

 Neale McGeever

Little Comets, The Lake Poets, And Young Rebel Set – Stockton Calling Unveils Yet More North East Talent

Little Comets, The Lake Poets, And Young Rebel Set – Stockton Calling Unveils Yet More North East Talent

Tyne and Wear based indie favourites Little Comets are among the extensive line up of this year’s Stockton Calling Festival. This year’s line up also includes rising Sunderland folks The Lake Poets and Teesside’s answer to Vampire Weekend: Young Rebel Set  on the festival’s biggest stage, ARC. Joining them will be 90s Brit-pop icons Space, […]