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Top Ten Tunes for Indie Initiates (Beats & Background)

Top Ten Tunes for Indie Initiates (Beats & Background)

By Sophie Mackel There are hundreds, even thousands of indie songs out there and I know it can be hard to find exactly what you are looking for, so here is a rundown of the top songs to listen to today which will help you discover your inner indie. Chamber of Reflection by Mac DeMarco […]

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Memoir: recalling my first experience at Leeds Festival

Memoir: recalling my first experience at Leeds Festival

As Britain gears up for another summer of festivals, work experience student Ewan Wishart looks back on his first festival experience. Last summer I set off for my first experience of a music festival. Anticipation had been building from the moment the line-up of ‘Leeds fest’ was revealed. Ultimately, among my peers, it had been […]

 Daniel Robinson

Arctic Monkeys announce new album and UK tour

Arctic Monkeys announce new album and UK tour

Arctic Monkeys have finally announced details of their sixth studio album, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.’ The album will be available from May 11 and was announced via a short teaser which was posted on the band’s YouTube channel. Details of a UK tour have also been announced with Arctic Monkeys playing the Metro Radio […]

 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 […]

 Paul Nicholson

Dexters – ‘We Paid For Blood’ Album Review

Dexters – ‘We Paid For Blood’ Album Review

“This is music with a swagger. There is an heir of confidence about 2015 Dexters, and it makes for great listening.” London’s indie five-piece band Dexters, follow up their fantastic debut album “Shimmer Gold” with their much-anticipated second collection “We Paid For Blood”. Left with the unenviable task of maintaining or bettering the high standards set […]

 Joe Bentley

The Vaccines English Graffiti will be “genre defying”

The Vaccines are to release their third album English Graffiti on May 25. The British indie band’s third album will include already released singles Handsome and Dream Lover. They follow-up the release with a UK tour, but unfortunately there are no North East dates announced yet. The Vaccines played an intimate gig in March however, at Hartlepool’s […]

 Laura Nicol

Review: Circa Waves’ debut album Young Chasers: “It’s a breath of fresh air that’ll have music snobs raging at the lack of quirkiness or originality”

After the a string of attention grabbing tunes like Fossils and Stuck in my Teeth, Circa Waves album, Young Chasers, has finally landed; and it’s a forty-minute collection of indie belters. There are influences from bands such as The Kooks and The Wombats on the album but the Liverpudlian foursome manage to bring a fresh […]

 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 […]

 Leah Goodwin

Review: Little Comets @ Newcastle’s O2 Academy

Review: Little Comets @ Newcastle’s O2 Academy

Little Comets took to Newcastle’s O2 Academy stage on Saturday (March 14). The atmosphere got giddier by the second as local lads Little Comets prepared to enter the stage and celebrate the last stop on their UK tour. When Jarrow brothers Rob and Mickey Coles and Washington’s Matt Hall arrived, whistles and cheers broke out. […]

 Eleanor Tidswell

Coquin Migale on re-releasing GOLD, upcoming gigs and being featured in NME

Coquin Migale on re-releasing GOLD, upcoming gigs and being featured in NME

Coquin Migale, made up of Alex Soper (guitar and vocals), Matthew Wooton (guitar), Dan Rawlinson (drums) and Stevie Kane (bass), are set to re-release GOLD as a single on the March 20, which was originally released as part of their EP The Yellow Room. After personally being asked by PEACE to support them on stage at their […]