Amy Ray

Album Review: Tennessee & 48th – Dave Giles

Album Review: Tennessee & 48th – Dave Giles

A first glimpse into a long-awaited second album. Big labels are not needed when you have a loyal fan base – and that certainly seems the case for Dave Giles, who is eagerly awaiting the release of his second album, Tennessee & 48th, next month. The London-based, independent singer-songwriter has toured the UK for the […]

 Alexander Beard

Pure Comedy by Father John Misty – Preview

Pure Comedy by Father John Misty – Preview

 April 7 will see the release of Father John Misty’s new album Pure Comedy. Misty (real name Joshua Tillman) initially found fame as the drummer for folk rock band Fleet Foxes, but he’s truly emerged as a generational talent under his current moniker.  Possessing a voice as impressive as his facial hair – he’s ditched […]

 Michael Cross

The Lumineers – Ophelia – back after two years

New album, a world tour and brand-spanking new single, Ophelia. The Lumineers are back after two years. Ophelia takes on a honky tonk beat, with its quick paced piano and rhythmic drum and tambourine beat echoing throughout the new track from the up and coming and album, Cleopatra out April 8. The trio of childhood […]

 Rachael Harker

Review: Wille and the Bandits @ INDEPENDENT

Review: Wille and the Bandits @ INDEPENDENT

Wille and the Bandits took to Sunderland’s Independent last Friday night (March 20). After a quick hello the band wasted no time in getting straight into their set. The small crowd kept the gig chilled and relaxed which suited the blues rock sound of the band perfectly. The three piece band, made up of frontman […]

 Samuel Hall

Hiss Golden Messenger @ Sunderland's INDEPENDENT

Hiss Golden Messenger @ Sunderland's INDEPENDENT

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI1BE48lYBo] American folk duo Hiss Golden Messenger are to play Sunderland’s INDEPENDENT this Saturday (February 7), as they tour the UK to promote their new EP, Southern Grammar. The two experienced a successful year as they released their fifth studio album, Lateness Of Dancers, supported Ben Howard and performed on The Late Show with […]

 Tor Bainbridge

Collectors Club announce The Hummingbirds will join them at Newcastle's O2 Academy gig

Collectors Club announce The Hummingbirds will join them at Newcastle's O2 Academy gig

Middlesbrough’s indie rock band, the Collectors Club, will play at Newcastle’s O2 Academy this Friday (November 21) with special guests, The Hummingbirds. The six-piece band made up of Joe Smithson, Lewi Mondal, Jesse Eigen , Jack Kelsey, Jack Hymers and David Ormsby announced on their Facebook that The Hummingbirds will also be joining them on their Newcastle gig. The Collectors Club […]

 David Waites

Harry Manx Lines Up An Evening Of Blues At Marton Hotel

Harry Manx Lines Up An Evening Of Blues At Marton Hotel

Canadian Blues and Folk artist Harry Manx is heading to Middlesborough in March as part of his to UK tour, and will be preforming at the Marton Hotel and Country Club on Saturday 22nd. Manx offers a remarkable twist to the blues genre as he includes Indian Ragas in his music, and has even been called “the […]