Lee Hawthorn

The Ordinary Boys to play Newcastle's Think Tank ahead of new album release

The Ordinary Boys to play Newcastle's Think Tank ahead of new album release

A decade since their Boys Will Be Boys success, The Ordinary Boys are back for a tour throughout the UK, with a slightly altered line up. Big Brother contestant and frontman, Samuel Preston (known solely by his surname), and James Gregory are joined by Louis Jones of the Spectrals on lead guitar in addition to […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Saint Motel to play Think Tank supported by Lisbon

Saint Motel to play Think Tank supported by Lisbon

Following the placement of their breakthrough single My Type on FIFA 15, Boardwalk Empire and a Phones4U advert, as well as the single charting in a number of countries, the Californian group Saint Motel are about to embark on an exciting tour of Europe’s finest cities. One stop on their journey to introduce their incredible […]

 Ryan Young

Bernaccia headline strong INDEPENDENT show this Friday

Bernaccia headline strong INDEPENDENT show this Friday

Describing themselves as “neo-psychadelic blues rock”, Geordie four-piece Bernaccia are headlining INDEPENDENT in Sunderland this Friday, October 24. After an eventful summer playing gigs at the Boilershop Steamer in Newcastle, Bernaccia have made the brave decision of crossing the river into Sunderland for their first ever Wearside headline show. Their single Manifest is gathering countless […]

 Leah Goodwin

REVIEW: Lower Than Atlantis in-store HMV Newcastle gig

REVIEW: Lower Than Atlantis in-store HMV Newcastle gig

At a special in-store performance and signing, Watford’s post-hardcore, alternative rock band Lower Than Atlantis played an intimate show for Newcastle fans in aid of their fourth self-titled studio album. Within minutes of being ushered upstairs towards a floor set, the boys strolled up. Front man Mike Duce greeted the eager crowd and began the […]

 Tor Bainbridge

Gemma Ray to make Cluny 2 debut

Gemma Ray to make Cluny 2 debut

Gemma Ray is making her Cluny 2 debut this month, as the tour for her new album Milk For Your Motors arrives in Ouseburn on September 28. Gemma, who’s been compared to Bat For Lashes in the past, released her first album The Leader in 2008 and has since been found on headline and support […]

 James Lycett

Review: Pure Love @ O2 Academy Newcastle

Review: Pure Love @ O2 Academy Newcastle

The O2 Academy Newcastle was left stunned after what will be Pure Love’s final visit to the North East. The band, made up of former Gallows front man Frank Carter and ex Hope Conspiracy guitarist Jim Carroll, made sure to leave their mark. And leave it they did. The melodic, yet raw rock and roll of […]

 Jonny Lindsay

The Enemy Return To The Region With Northumbria University Show

The Enemy Return To The Region With Northumbria University Show

The Enemy are back, and they’re hitting the road on a tour around the UK in late May. Stopping off in venues across the UK. The indie rock, trackie-top-wearing, three piece have Newcastle on their list, playing Northumbria University’s Student’s Union on Monday 2 June. The Coventry-based band have confirmed they’re planning to release a new […]

 Jake Trelease

Courtney Love Announces Newcastle Date

Courtney Love Announces Newcastle Date

Tickets went on sale today for Courtney Love’s UK tour date at Newcastle’s newest music venue, Think Tank Riverside, in the renovated and repurposed Sea nightclub. Fresh from finding the missing Malaysian airliner, Love has added Thursday May 22 to her eight date tour of the UK, which sees here also visit London, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham and […]

 Jessica Stephenson

Metronomy Bring Headline Tour To Newcastle's O2 Academy

Metronomy Bring Headline Tour To Newcastle's O2 Academy

Electro four-piece Metronomy are set to stop off at Newcastle’s O2 Academy on March 20th, in support of their new album Love Letters. Metronomy arrived on the scene when Devon-born lead singer Joseph Mount started making music on an old computer bought from his dad in 1999. 12 years later the band’s second album, The […]

 Sam Griffiths

Review: CHVRCHES @ O2 Academy

Review: CHVRCHES @ O2 Academy

You’re at Niagra Falls. Everyone around you is wearing one of those plastic blue macs and taking photos. You’re at the top of Mount Everest. You look 100 metres down and there is your co-adventurer, sitting, shouting something about fish and chips and a failing UK economy. You’re at a CHVRCHES gig in O2 Academy […]