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. […]

 

United Fruit – Glasgow's noise rockers to play Newcastle's Head of Steam

United Fruit – Glasgow's noise rockers to play Newcastle's Head of Steam

It’s been a quiet year for music in Newcastle. That’s not to say that there hasn’t been a lot on, I don’t mean that sort of quiet, more that the bands stopping off in the region have been very polite and not turned things up too high. One profound exception being a certain show at […]

 Jonny Lindsay

First Letterman, Now The Head Of Steam – Eagulls Continue A Massive 2014

First Letterman, Now The Head Of Steam – Eagulls Continue A Massive 2014

Leeds’ post-punk-garage-hardcore-indie-whatever outfit Eagulls will continue their UK tour on Saturday when they play at The Head of Steam in Newcastle. Having released their self-titled debut album this week on March 3rd, NME have stated it is one of the albums to get excited about this year. The five-piece have had a lively 12 months as […]

 Sam Griffiths

The Northern Lights Live Music Round-Up: Chvrches, Eagulls, And O2 Academy Newcastle

The Northern Lights Live Music Round-Up: Chvrches, Eagulls, And O2 Academy Newcastle

Gig Of The Week: Chvrches It’s definitely pronounced Churches, and it’s definitely going to be good. The Scottish synthpop trio will be playing Newcastle on Friday following the release of their debut album late last year. After finishing fifth on the BBC Sound of 2013 and peaking at number 9 with The Bones Of What You […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Vinyl Jacket Make Long Awaited Live Return At The Head Of Steam

Vinyl Jacket Make Long Awaited Live Return At The Head Of Steam

Thanks to a blossoming music scene, there’s no shortage of great acts in Newcastle at the moment. But even amongst all these gems, Vinyl Jacket are one of those who shine the brightest. Speaking from experience this Northumberland four piece are pure joy live. Their performances oozes energetic vibrancy as they belt out their inventive […]

 Sam Griffiths

The Weekly Live Music Round Up

The Weekly Live Music Round Up

Gig of The Week: Mayday Parade Newcastle will play host to Florida’s quintet Mayday Parade in a raucous performance that will be sure to thrill. They will bring out tracks from their latest hit album Monsters In The Closet, joined by previous classics such as Stay, which will surely create an electric atmosphere. Mayday Parade […]

 

Bloody Hell, Brilliant Mind Are Back!

Bloody Hell, Brilliant Mind Are Back!

A long long, time ago (I think it was May 2012), local left-field pop outfit Brilliant Mind played one of their already too infrequent gigs. They went home, popped the kettle on, and decided that was probably it for a while. If that’s a little bit before your time then trust me, it was a […]

 Josh Hollis

Tiny Lights (Nothing Like) Christmas Bash Comes To The Head Of Steam

Tiny Lights (Nothing Like) Christmas Bash Comes To The Head Of Steam

Tiny Lights ring in the festive season with Rivals, Piskie Sits and Retriever

Next Tuesday, Newcastle will rock out to the sound of Tiny Lights annual Christmas bash, complete with special guests Rivals, Piskie Sits and Retriever. The event, the third of its kind organised by everyone’s favourite Gateshead record label, will take place at the newly refurbished Head of Steam, and will also feature a DJ set […]