Leah Goodwin

Lower Than Atlantis embark on their sold out UK tour before leaving music industry forever

Lower Than Atlantis burst onto the scene with a curious hybrid of punk-rock swagger and lyrically well-led tunes, playing their part in the rise of post-hardcore, alternative rock bands. Now, their chart-climbing, self-titled studio album proves that they are capable of turning their hand to a different pop sound. Northern Lights caught up with lead […]

 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, […]

 Leah Goodwin

NME Awards Tour returns to Newcastle's O2 Academy

NME Awards Tour returns to Newcastle's O2 Academy

Having played a crucial role in launching the careers of Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and Coldplay, the NME Awards Tour returns to Newcastle for it’s 20th anniversary on February 21. A pivotal part in setting the music agenda for the coming year, indie-rock quartet Palma Violets will top 2015’s bill, with support from Austin Texas, […]

 Leah Goodwin

REVIEW: Lower Than Atlantis in-store HMV Newcastle gig

REVIEW: Lower Than Atlantis in-store HMV Newcastle gig

At a special in-store performance and signing, Watford’s post-hardcore, alternative rock band Lower Than Atlantis played an intimate show for Newcastle fans in aid of their fourth self-titled studio album. Within minutes of being ushered upstairs towards a floor set, the boys strolled up. Front man Mike Duce greeted the eager crowd and began the […]