Alexander Beard

Interview: Esther Johnson on making the North East’s most personal film, Asunder

Interview: Esther Johnson on making the North East’s most personal film, Asunder

The First World War was such a far-reaching and impactful conflict that the personal stories of those involved often get lost among the statistics, as do the specific regions of Britain that the war effected. It was with this in mind that respected filmmaker Esther Johnson set about creating Asunder, the story of what happened […]

 Rachael Harker

SOLO presents Adam Wilson Holmes

SOLO presents Adam Wilson Holmes

A five night exhibition at Sunderland’s INDEPENDENT for emerging artist Adam Wilson Holmes started last night (April 27). The SOLO presents…Adam Wilson Holmes event will run from April 27 up until May 1 from 8:00pm until 11:00pm. Adam, who is a fine art graduate from the University of Sunderland, specialises in the field of performance, […]

 Rachael Harker

Interview: Wille and the Bandits “We’ve always found the North East crowds are into different music and are really responsive”

Interview: Wille and the Bandits “We’ve always found the North East crowds are into different music and are really responsive”

Passionate and tour loving band Wille and the Bandits spoke to us about playing in Sunderland, their time touring with Status Quo, their fans, their influences, festival season and the best kebab in the world. They continue their European Tour and start a new tour in October this year. We wanted to find out more […]

 sophieheward

Young Rebel Set: “We wouldn’t release music for music’s sake. It’s got to be right.”

Young Rebel Set: “We wouldn’t release music for music’s sake. It’s got to be right.”

Stockton-on-Tees favourites Young Rebel Set have been off the scene for a little while, but last week they were back doing what they do best with a headline show at Think Tank. The last time the band played in the North East was back in December and despite doing little preparation, their return brought an impressive […]

 Rachael Harker

Review: Wille and the Bandits @ INDEPENDENT

Review: Wille and the Bandits @ INDEPENDENT

Wille and the Bandits took to Sunderland’s Independent last Friday night (March 20). After a quick hello the band wasted no time in getting straight into their set. The small crowd kept the gig chilled and relaxed which suited the blues rock sound of the band perfectly. The three piece band, made up of frontman […]

 Emma Lumley

Sunderland Duo Hyde & Beast voice new cancer charity campaign

Sunderland Duo Hyde & Beast voice new cancer charity campaign

Sunderland singing duo Hyde & Beast have been selected by the prostate cancer charity, Men United, as the voices for their new ad campaign. Their song, the duo released single Keep On Moving last year, but this year they were approached by the charity, who asked if they could use the track for their new campaign. The […]

 Rebecca Leighton-Cox

Stockton Calling announce acts playing in The Green Room

Stockton Calling announce acts playing in The Green Room

Stockton Calling festival line-up has been growing over the past few weeks. With The Ordinary Boys and Neville Staple band already confirmed, as well as some of the North East’s finest acts. The day long music festival will take place across an array of Stockton’s finest venues on April 4, featuring the best in up […]

 Tor Bainbridge

Collectors Club announce The Hummingbirds will join them at Newcastle's O2 Academy gig

Collectors Club announce The Hummingbirds will join them at Newcastle's O2 Academy gig

Middlesbrough’s indie rock band, the Collectors Club, will play at Newcastle’s O2 Academy this Friday (November 21) with special guests, The Hummingbirds. The six-piece band made up of Joe Smithson, Lewi Mondal, Jesse Eigen , Jack Kelsey, Jack Hymers and David Ormsby announced on their Facebook that The Hummingbirds will also be joining them on their Newcastle gig. The Collectors Club […]