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Local Bands: Symbient

Local Bands: Symbient

By Olivia McDonald Simultaneously tuneful and exciting, Symbient are a young alternative band based in Sunderland. Consisting of Daniel Collings (lead singer), Cameron Pugh (lead guitar), Conor Hanson (drums and backing vocals) and Khynan Hanson (bass guitar), the band have been together for over 5 years and are getting better and stronger with each performance. The […]

 Mary Beange

Hit The North 2017: The music festival that took Newcastle by storm

Hit The North, Newcastle’s first ever inner-city music festival was praised as being a major success over bank-holiday weekend, as it saw more than 80 exciting bands play across 15 venues in the city. The multi-venue event saw hundreds of people travelling to the city to get a glimpse of some of the hottest acts […]

 Karl Maguire

Review: Deftones – Gore Album

More than 20 years after the release of their debut record, Sacramento metal band Deftones continue to evolve and experiment with the release of their eighth LP, Gore. Far removed from their early nu-metal roots, Gore presents an intriguing amalgamation of influences from a wide range of genres, combining the ferocity of metal with post-rock ambience […]

 Paul Nicholson

Dexters – ‘We Paid For Blood’ Album Review

Dexters – ‘We Paid For Blood’ Album Review

“This is music with a swagger. There is an heir of confidence about 2015 Dexters, and it makes for great listening.” London’s indie five-piece band Dexters, follow up their fantastic debut album “Shimmer Gold” with their much-anticipated second collection “We Paid For Blood”. Left with the unenviable task of maintaining or bettering the high standards set […]

 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 […]

 Darren Hyland

Deaf Havana: Up And Comers Bring Headline Tour To O2 Academy Newcastle

Deaf Havana: Up And Comers Bring Headline Tour To O2 Academy Newcastle

The growing star of Deaf Havana brings their relentless touring machine through the North East in April, in what looks to be an exciting year for the Norfolk alternatives. The band recorded their first top 10 in the UK Album charts with last year’s Old Souls, and that same record has also been recently released […]