Ewan Gleadow

Review: Yesterday

Review: Yesterday

A love letter to the The Beatles’ musical legacy would inevitably make its way into the world of popular film, if anything to showcase a valuable selection of their finest work. What would surprise me though, is if that same film featured a world in which nobody has ever heard of The Beatles, and that’s […]

 Anna McMillan

Top 10 Albums of 2015

Top 10 Albums of 2015

2015 is almost at an end and what a year it has been in terms of music! From Madonna and her cape malfunction, to Drake’s questionable ‘Hotline Bling’ dance, we’ve seen it all – but it hasn’t all been a disaster; even if One Direction did announce they were going on a ‘break’. Sam Smith finally […]

 sophieheward

Sam Smith, Royal Blood and Ed Sheeran among BRIT Awards nominees

Sam Smith, Royal Blood and Ed Sheeran among BRIT Awards nominees

This year’s BRIT Awards nominees have been announced and this year, it’s all about the boys. Leading the nominations is 22-year-old Sam Smith who has been nominated for five awards including British Breakthrough Act, Best British Male and Mastercard British Album. Closely following with four awards each are chart-topping singer songwriter George Ezra and global […]

 sophieheward

North East gigs of 2014 – the Twitter verdict

North East gigs of 2014 – the Twitter verdict

2014 was quite a year for music in our region. From up-and-coming acts like Royal Blood selling out Riverside to legends The Who and Glastonbury headliners Kasabian rocking the Metro Radio Arena, we’ve never been short of some exciting live music to watch. Here’s what some North East Twitter users have to say about their favourite gig memories […]

 Anthony May

Metro Radio Christmas Live 2014 line up revealed

Metro Radio Christmas Live 2014 line up revealed

The full line-up for this year’s Metro Radio Christmas Live has been revealed. The annual event is back at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle after last year’s sell-out concert and is boasting a stellar line up of acts. Man of the moment Ed Sheeran is headlining this year’s concert on November 28, fresh off […]

 Rebecca Leighton-Cox

NE1's Newcastle Music Week kicks off seven days of events across the city

NE1's Newcastle Music Week kicks off seven days of events across the city

As a region that boasts being the home to a barrage of brilliant bands and one of the nation’s biggest pop stars, the inaugural NE1 Newcastle Music Week has been a long time coming. With the majority of performers that come to the Toon’s top-tier venues, and herald the cities incomparable passion as a reason why the home […]