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 […]

 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 […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow

Album Review: Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow

As I begin to extend myself into album reviews, I like to think that there’ll be a time when I look back on this album and think “it didn’t get any worse than this”. I highly doubt there are many worse albums out there, with Yonaka’s debut being the most generic, boring piece to come from any […]

 Plamedie Poto-poto

REVIEW: The Script at Metro Radio Arena

REVIEW: The Script at Metro Radio Arena

What does freedom mean to you? That is the question The Script asks their fans. The concert generates answers from supporters around the world about the importance of being free. After a two-year absence from Newcastle, alternative pop-rock band The Script returned to animate the Geordies at the Metro Radio Arena. The trio were greeted […]

 Plamedie Poto-poto

The Script to tour Newcastle following the release of their latest album Freedom Child

The Script to tour Newcastle following the release of their latest album Freedom Child

Fans living in the North East can look forward to seeing Danny O’Donoghue and the boys at the Metro Radio Arena next week as they showcase songs from their new album. Freedom Child celebrates the band’s long-anticipated return, which explores the struggles of today’s broken society and combines personal accounts of The Script while staying […]

 Lindsey Gray

DON BROCO come to Northumbria Institute

DON BROCO come to Northumbria Institute

Don Broco are no strangers to Newcastle. Last time they played in the city was at Riverside back in summer 2015, they loved us so much they played two shows — one for each of their albums, which they played in full, Priorities and Automatic. Fast forward to 2018 and they’re back here, playing at […]

 Louise Barber

LIVE REVIEW: NeckDeep at 02 Academy Newcastle

LIVE REVIEW: NeckDeep at 02 Academy Newcastle

Kicking off the second night of their The Peace and The Panic tour in Newcastle on Saturday night, NeckDeep certainly gave a night to remember to the 2000 strong crowd at the O2 Academy. The five piece Welsh pop-punk band are embarking on a nine night tour around the UK performing tracks such as Kali […]

 Jordan Davidson

Music collective ‘The Rookery’ hold launch event on Saturday February 25

Music collective ‘The Rookery’ hold launch event on Saturday February 25

DIY attitude from Bolton is set to conquer the North East with The Rookery's launch event Saturday February 25.

  Originally hailing from Bolton, music collective ‘The Rookery’ will celebrate their launch in Newcastle on the 25th of February at the Cluny. The event’s goal is to bring music lovers together and round up emerging bands, musicians and creatives from across the North East for an improvised performance. Following a day of drop in […]

 Jordan Davidson

Top 5 Gig Venues in the North East

Top 5 Gig Venues in the North East

Far too often I hear people saying “music isn’t as good as it used to be” as they reminisce about the good old days when promising new artists could be found on every street corner. To those people I say calmly but firmly “you’re wrong.”

The music scene, particularly in the North East, is every bit as vibrant and promising as it always was – you just have to look a little harder. And a big part of staying in touch with the fantastic artists that modern music has to offer is knowing where to go and see them live. […]

 Francisco Andrade

Review: The Neighbourhood – Wiped Out!

Californian pop-rock group The Neighbourhood released their second album in late October, following their debut in 2013 with I Love You, and like its predecessor it hasn’t had a big impact in the music world. Their new work, Wiped Out, is a follow-up in the groups’  Southern-California-melancholy melody that seems to be getting more and more in vogue […]