Luke Smith

Interview: Middlesbrough pop punk unit, Across All Oceans

Interview: Middlesbrough pop punk unit, Across All Oceans

Starting a band with your buddies is often a dream for anyone who plays an instrument. Although the idea of playing shows and putting out albums for a living isn’t as easy as most people think, with plenty of up and coming bands either crumbling under pressure or unable to meet financial demands. Meet Across […]

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How the local alternative scene still has some growing to do – Interview: Glass Harbour

How the local alternative scene still has some growing to do – Interview: Glass Harbour

Alternative music in the North East is something that is slowly growing into a sought after demographic for those who like their hair long, skin inked and music loud. Middlesbrough, in particular, has seen the arrival of Pop Punk, Hell Metal and Hardcore on the smoggy streets, but what is it like trying to build […]

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Billy Talent set to return with a new album and UK tour cycle

Billy Talent set to return with a new album and UK tour cycle

Ontario punk rock royalty Billy Talent have just announced the title and release date of their fifth studio album. Afraid Of Heights is due for release on July 29th and is now available for pre order via iTunes. Following the release of the albums debut single of the same name, Billy Talent also announced that […]

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Review: Was all the Batman V Superman hype really worth while?

Review: Was all the Batman V Superman hype really worth while?

For years now the whole comic book movie world has been blowing up. With both comic giants Marvel and DC adapting several of their spandex-clad heroes to the big screen. It’s been every comic nerds wet dream to see the man of steel and the dark knight duke it out for our entertainment, and after […]

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Theory Of A Deadman @ Newcastle University | Live Review

Theory Of A Deadman @ Newcastle University | Live Review

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Canadian rockers Theory Of A Deadman back to Newcastle so early into the new year. Sticking a bunch of dudes with loud instruments in a tiny room is always a recipe for one hell of a party, and this show was no exception. Theory, weren’t alone though. They […]

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Theory Of A Deadman return to the UK with a full headline tour

Theory Of A Deadman return to the UK with a full headline tour

Canadian rockers Theory Of A Deadman are gearing up for a full UK headline tour. The tour kicks off on Saturday with the first stop being Newcastle University, and will conclude in Norwich at the Waterfront on March 6. Along for the ride are Swedish garage rockers Royal Republic, who will act as direct support […]

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Bowling For Soup @ O2 Academy Newcastle – Live Review

Bowling For Soup @ O2 Academy Newcastle – Live Review

Bowling For Soup just rocked Newcastle's O2 academy, check out our review and don't forget your Dickies.

After the apparent heartbreak that was 2013’s Farewell Tour, it seemed like an opportunity lost for anyone who’d never been to a Bowling For Soup show. However like an angel sent from the almighty in a beam of heavenly light, Jaret and the rest of the Soup boys have returned to the UK with their […]

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Asking Alexandria to make their return with new album, The Black

Asking Alexandria to make their return with new album, The Black

UK metal core giants, Asking Alexandria, make their much anticipated return next month with their new studio album. The Black is the band’s first studio release without former vocalist Danny Worsnop. Newcomer Denis Stoff has big shoes to fill as the Asking frontman, although has began to prove himself through hit live performances and newly […]

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Bowling for Soup return to the UK with a full headline tour

Bowling for Soup return to the UK with a full headline tour

Texan rock quartet Bowling For Soup are heading for the Toon this February as part of their How About Another Round UK tour. The band’s unexpected return to Blighty was teased last year, appearing on the screens at Donnington Park’s Download Festival, and with 2016 finally upon us the tour is set to become reality […]