Josh Stothard

NARC Fest 2017: Preview

NARC Fest 2017: Preview

The multi-venue festival is back for another year with the event kicking off this July. NARC Fest gathers some of the hottest independent music performers for a night of diverse sounds. The free festival will leave those in attendance spoiled for choice, from alt-rock and psychedelia to noisy DIY pop and Jazz, there is a venue for […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Mitch Laddie Band impress eclectic crowd in The Cluny 2

Mitch Laddie Band impress eclectic crowd in The Cluny 2

A Schmurda dancing Jesus look-a-like, a student suffering from third degree gurns and a Fenwicks bag wielding pensioner walking into a bar might sound like the start to an awful joke, but it was the reality of the eclectic mix of people gathered in The Cluny 2 awaiting to hear from the Mitch Laddie Band […]

 Tamzin Mead

The Sundowners to play Newcastle’s Cluny 2

The Sundowners to play Newcastle’s Cluny 2

Founded in 2010, the North West based five piece, Sundowners, are kicking off their UK tour in February. Following the release of their debut self titled album on February 9, the band will visit Newcastle’s Cluny 2. Band members Fiona (vocals and rhythm guitar), and Alfie (lead guitar), are the siblings of James and Ian […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Bluegrass veterans Special Consensus to play The Cluny 2

Bluegrass veterans Special Consensus to play The Cluny 2

Chicago-based, Bluegrass veterans Special Consensus formed over 35 years ago, and have an extensive catalogue that most recently churned out it’s 17th offering in Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver. With the album featuring recordings from John Denver and produced by the legendary Alison Brown and guests spanning from Rhonda Vincent to Jim […]

 sophieheward

Review: Dawn Landes at The Cluny 2

Review: Dawn Landes at The Cluny 2

It was a bitterly cold January evening when Brooklyn-based songstress Dawn Landes made her Newcastle debut at The Cluny 2. Had she not came so highly recommended I might have chosen to stay home and keep warm, but a few pretty, mellow songs into her set, I was glad to have braved the weather. Before […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Oxford band Badlands set to play The Cluny 2

Oxford band Badlands set to play The Cluny 2

Showcasing a trio of southern bands, Badlands headline The Cluny 2 on Monday January 19. With support from their fellow Oxford based Orange Vision and London natives Shark Dentist, Bandlands come to the Byker venue to promote their new EP “Fortune Gone”, released earlier this month. The indie-rock five-piece have earned positive comments for their […]

 Lee Hawthorn

American singer/songwriter Dawn Landes to play The Cluny 2

American singer/songwriter Dawn Landes to play The Cluny 2

Having had her music featured on some of the last decades’ favourite television programmes including Skins, House and Gossip Girl, Dawn Landes is one of those artists who you’ve almost certainly heard of before, you just don’t know it yet. The American singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is booked for the Celtic Connections festival which spans the […]

 Tor Bainbridge

Gemma Ray to make Cluny 2 debut

Gemma Ray to make Cluny 2 debut

Gemma Ray is making her Cluny 2 debut this month, as the tour for her new album Milk For Your Motors arrives in Ouseburn on September 28. Gemma, who’s been compared to Bat For Lashes in the past, released her first album The Leader in 2008 and has since been found on headline and support […]

 Sam Griffiths

Evolution Emerging: The Venue Guide And Stage Times

Evolution Emerging: The Venue Guide And Stage Times

Evolution Emerging 2014 has a stellar line-up and here is the ultimate guide to who is where and why you should care. So pick your stage and set yourself for a night of pretty much whatever you like! The Cluny The Lake Poets are, as always, a must see and will be taking the stage […]

 

The Lake Poets Headline Influences Gig In Support Of Tyneside Mind

The Lake Poets Headline Influences Gig In Support Of Tyneside Mind

If there’s one word that’s littered the copy of every ham-fisted interview in the musical press, it’s “influences”. Journalists love to ask about them, bands love to talk about them, magazines and websites the world over are flooded with artists talking about their peers and how they’ve shaped who they are today. That’s all getting […]