Grace Dunn

LIVE REVIEW: Zara Larsson at O2 Academy Newcastle

Swedish singer Zara Larsson kicked off her first UK tour this month, and brought it to Newcastle on Thursday October 19, performing to a sold out crowd at the O2 Academy. The night was kicked off by 18-year-old support act Taya, who sang her own original songs as well as covering hits of other artists […]

 Jade Patterson

Swine Tax headline Little Buildings- interview

Swine Tax headline Little Buildings- interview

On the October7, Swine Tax, a ‘noisy, artsy Indie rock band’, along with three incredible supporting acts, Primitive Painters, Blushes and WWCP, hit Little Buildings- a fully licensed rehearsal space that also hosts live music. Located in Byker down near the quayside, it’s filled up to the ceiling with fairy-lights along with posters covering the walls, it’s […]

 Amy Ray

Live Review: New Found Glory at O2 Academy

Live Review: New Found Glory at O2 Academy

Floridian rockers, New Found Glory hit Newcastle with pop punk anthems and nostalgia.

Pop Punk heavyweights New Found Glory are currently on their way around the world and kindly stopped in the UK for their very special 20 Years of Pop Punk anniversary tour. Celebrating two decades as a band, New Found Glory will be playing two classic albums in full every night, providing us with an evening […]

 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 […]

 Emma Ormiston

Review: Harry Styles’ Debut Single, Sign Of The Times

Review: Harry Styles’ Debut Single, Sign Of The Times

After much anticipation and an epic build up, Harry Styles has (finally!) released his debut single Sign Of The Times much to the delight of millions of teenage girls and this 21-year-old female. Harry Styles, if you haven’t heard of him, is most famous for his stint in the mega-boyband that is One Direction that […]

 Chris Kirkwood

Tinie Tempah looks to return to the top with ‘Youth’ – Preview

Tinie Tempah looks to return to the top with ‘Youth’ – Preview

Tinie Tempah burst onto the scene in 2010 with his classic track Pass Out, now the rapper is trying to reclaim his crown with his new album ‘Youth’. His first album, ‘Disc-Overy’, was a massive hit but Tempah’s follow up Demonstration didn’t live up to the hype and he fell down a few pegs in the UK […]

 Alexander Beard

Pure Comedy by Father John Misty – Preview

Pure Comedy by Father John Misty – Preview

 April 7 will see the release of Father John Misty’s new album Pure Comedy. Misty (real name Joshua Tillman) initially found fame as the drummer for folk rock band Fleet Foxes, but he’s truly emerged as a generational talent under his current moniker.  Possessing a voice as impressive as his facial hair – he’s ditched […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Hidden Civil War: Akala and Ruth Nyimba Lead Talk on Class Warfare.

Hidden Civil War: Akala and Ruth Nyimba Lead Talk on Class Warfare.

Politicians, musicians and high profile celebrities are seldom found wandering the streets on their own. I had to look twice when I witnessed a passerby ask MOBO Award winning hip-hop aritst, Akala, for directions at the bottom of Northumberland Street on Saturday. Akala has become a leading figure in engaging young people and minorities within […]

 Jordan Davidson

Top 5 Gig Venues in the North East

Top 5 Gig Venues in the North East

Far too often I hear people saying “music isn’t as good as it used to be” as they reminisce about the good old days when promising new artists could be found on every street corner. To those people I say calmly but firmly “you’re wrong.”

The music scene, particularly in the North East, is every bit as vibrant and promising as it always was – you just have to look a little harder. And a big part of staying in touch with the fantastic artists that modern music has to offer is knowing where to go and see them live. […]

 Mark Tyers

INTERVIEW: TM talks Chipmunk, Makina and NE Grime

Spennymoor Grime MC talks Chip, Makina and NE Grime ahead of his upcoming gig at Independent, Sunderland

  Spennymoor Grime MC Matty Topping [TM] has been making waves in the North East Grime scene for a few years and signed with Knowledge Is Power Promotions last year. Mark Tyers caught up with TM ahead of his upcoming gig at Independent, Sunderland and got his take on his career to date. MT: You […]

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