Music

 Josh Hollis

Review: Editors @ O2 Academy, Newcastle

Review: Editors @ O2 Academy, Newcastle

Sometimes it’s annoying being roughly 2/3 the size of a standard human being. Sometimes it actually comes in very useful. But as I tried to catch a glimpse of Editors taking to the Newcastle stage on Wednesday night by peering above the conjoined heads and intertwined limbs of the couple in front of me, I […]

 sophieheward

Review: Lilliput @ Pop Recs LTD

Review: Lilliput @ Pop Recs LTD

Sunderland folk/rock quintet Lilliput have gained a strong following since they entered the North East music scene in 2011. Their mesmeric harmonies and uplifting melodies have in the past landed them support slots with the likes of Field Music and Poor Moon. It was no wonder that their free gig at Pop Recs Ltd was […]

 connor marshall

Review: Stereophonics @ The Metro Radio Arena

Review: Stereophonics @ The Metro Radio Arena

The Stereophonics embark on a new era, leaving a lot of their positives behind

The Stereophonics. There’s no question that they’re an iconic British rock band with classic albums like Performance and Cocktails, Just Enough Education To Perform and You Gotta Go There To Come Back. So when their eighth studio album Graffiti On The Train was released earlier this year, along with the tour, I and my friends […]

 Sam Griffiths

Public Service Broadcasting Unveiled As Stockton Calling Headliners

Public Service Broadcasting Unveiled As Stockton Calling Headliners

London-based pseudonymous musical duo unveiled as 2014 headliners

Public Service Broadcasting have been announced as the first headliners of Stockton Calling 2014. The duo will headline the event on Easter Saturday April 19th, after being described as “genuinely original, innovating and amazing” (Artrocker), and will take to The Georgian Theatre Stage in the festival’s fifth year. The band will be playing tracks from their […]

 Josh Hollis

Welcome To Northern Lights

Welcome To Northern Lights

Hello and welcome weary internet traveller; you have made it to Northern Lights, the newly launched website dedicated to covering arts and culture in our beloved North East. From film to comedy, music to theatre, our dedicated and passionate team of contributors will seek to cover all things cultural around the region, bringing you the […]

 Melissa Chappelhow

Review: Thirty Seconds To Mars @ The Metro Radio Arena

Review: Thirty Seconds To Mars @ The Metro Radio Arena

American arena rockers 30 Seconds to Mars start their UK tour in Newcastle

Thirty Seconds To Mars embarked on the UK leg of their album-titled Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams World Tour last week, returning to the Metro Radio Arena for the first time in three years. With this in mind, the hype and tension was unbelievable, as two suited figures in gasmasks paraded around the stage shining […]

 Mark McConville

The Lake Poets Line Up Intimate Homecoming Gig

The Lake Poets Line Up Intimate Homecoming Gig

A host of Sunderland folk mainstays gather for special charity show

It’s been a busy few months for Sunderland’s sweetest sons. No sooner have The Lake Poets put their feet up after support tours with Let’s Buy Happiness, Nadine Shah, and John Smith, but their plotting a homecoming show of sorts – with a headline appearance at the trusty Independent. Martin Longstaff and his menagerie of […]

 Josh Hollis

Editors In Newcastle For Academy Show

Editors In Newcastle For Academy Show

Dark Disco quartet Editors return to the region this week

“You came on your own, that’s how you’ll leave”. Not only are these words a near-enough perfect portrayal of my (fairly wretched) social life during early adolescence; but they’re also the opening lines of an iconic chorus which will rattle Newcastle’s O2 Academy this Wednesday as Editors come to town. The critically acclaimed Birmingham band […]

 James Morris

The Darkness Are Still Going And They're In Middlesbrough Soon

The Darkness Are Still Going And They're In Middlesbrough Soon

Bloody hell, remember them!?

Brit Award winners and early millennial spandex spokesmen The Darkness return to the region this month, with an evening at the Middlesbrough Empire on Wednesday 27 November. The occasion? To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the release of the number one debut album, Permission To Land. The East Anglican rockers who, yes, are still a […]

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