Music

 Molly Wroe

Gig review: Social Room, Ivory Wave & The Sherlocks at Boiler Shop, Newcastle

Gig review: Social Room, Ivory Wave & The Sherlocks at Boiler Shop, Newcastle

Before starting this official review, I would just like to say how I nearly didn’t go to this gig. Despite my excitement earlier in the day, I was ready to turn around and go home after a disheartening build up to the gig. I powered through the sinking feeling and really enjoyed myself! First to […]

 Steven Batey

Gig Review: Love Fame Tragedy, MiG 15, Full Colour at The Cluny

Gig Review: Love Fame Tragedy, MiG 15, Full Colour at The Cluny

Love Fame Tragedy kicked off his 2020 tour in fine fashion last week at Newcastle’s Cluny with support from fellow Liverpool artist MiG 15 and Full Colour. More than likely more well known for being lead singer Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy from The Wombats, Love Fame Tragedy is his side-solo project and the intimate Newcastle venue […]

 Molly Wroe

Single Review: Reducer by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

Single Review: Reducer by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

The absolutely raucous five-piece Newcastle band Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – or Pigsx7 for short – are back with their noisy new single ‘Reducer’, which left me with incredibly mixed opinions.  Instrumentally, this song is amazing. Christopher Morley brings us into the track with some incredibly fast and hard-hitting solo drumming, while […]

 Northern Lights

Opinion: Is the lack of female Brit nominees a concern?

Opinion:  Is the lack of female Brit nominees a concern?

By Sophie Spain The 2020 Brit Awards have caused some controversy due to the lack of female nominees in the mixed gender categories. Across the four major categories (best group, song of the year, album of the year and best new artist), only three female artists were nominated: Miley Cyrus, Normani and Mabel. This has […]

 Holly Allton

Single Review: ‘No One Left’ by Hightail

Single Review: ‘No One Left’ by Hightail

Hightail are a pop punk band from Bristol consisting of Jordan Veale on vocals, George Adams on guitar, Lewis Bellamy on bass and Chris Bretton on drums. Their first single of this year ‘No One Left’ is an emotional tear jerking song with upbeat guitar riffs and heavy drums. The guitar solo included in this […]

 Holly Allton

Single Review: ‘Anxiety’s A Bitch (Don’t Let It Kill You)’ by Too Close For Missiles

Single Review: ‘Anxiety’s A Bitch (Don’t Let It Kill You)’ by Too Close For Missiles

Too Close For Missiles are a local pop-punk band from Newcastle Upon Tyne. The band consists of John Arkle on Vocals/Guitar, Chris Thompson on Guitar, Andy Tatters on Bass/Vocals and Rob Ledger on Drums. Too Close For Missile’s latest single ‘Anxiety’s A Bitch (Don’t Let It Kill You)’ is the song we all need in […]

 Holly Allton

Double Single Review: ‘CORPSER’ and ‘Dead Tired’ by SHAME.

Double Single Review: ‘CORPSER’ and ‘Dead Tired’ by SHAME.

SHAME. are a metal core band from Bedfordshire. They embarked on their to venture to make music in 2019. The band consists of James Fox on vocals, Jamie Fleming on guitar and vocals, Ross Davidson on guitar, Adam Davidson on drums and Connor Connolly on bass. Their debut single ‘CORPSER’ has that familiar heavy metal […]

 Molly Wroe

Opinion: Northern Lights’ Music Taste

Opinion: Northern Lights’ Music Taste

  During my first term at university, I spent a lot of time with Northern Lights – often trying to write last-minute essays for my modules and trying not to get distracted by the news on the telly. In that time, I watched as Spark took down their mood board for the top 50 indie […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Miss Americana

Movie Review: Miss Americana

Most that know me would certainly dismiss my music taste as bizarre, limited and frankly a crime against the passion and talent that goes into the musical industry on the whole. A blatant spit in the face of anything that isn’t Britpop, 80s New Wave or a sprinkling soft spot for Frank Sinatra. So no, […]

 Northern Lights

Gig Review: Venue at Head of Steam

Gig Review: Venue at Head of Steam

  Girl power was out in full force at Head of Steam in Newcastle on the 15/11/19 thanks to alt-rock girl band, Venus. In such a male dominated industry, it was a nice breath of fresh air to see the Leeds based 5-piece take the stage with such skill and confidence. Venus did more than […]

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