Francisco Andrade

Review: Grimes new album, Art Angels

Review: Grimes new album, Art Angels

The world of experimental, electronic and art music is filled with alter-egos, from Trent Raznor’s Nine Inch Nails to the famous animated Gorilazz by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, and in the last five years there has been a boom in female solo performances in these genres with the likes of Zola Jesus, Glasser and, perhaps the […]

 Adam Delicate

Review: Wombats Glitterbug “You can feel the emotional investment put into the songs”

After a sell-out UK tour including Newcastle’s O2 Academy, The Wombats are showing that the balanced blend of synths and guitars that give them that Wombatiness is as strong as ever in their third album, Glitterbug. Following on from its successful predecessors A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation and This Modern Glitch, Glitterbug carries […]

 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 […]

 daniel benson

Public Service Broadcasting to play sold out gig in Newcastle

London-based band Public Service Broadcasting will play Newcastle’s Riverside on Thursday April 30, for the release of their new album The Race for Space. The tour kicked off with two nights at the National Space Centre in Leicester late February. Having no front-man and relying on samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda […]

 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 […]


Little Comets album preview: Hope Is Just A State Of Mind

Little Comets album preview: Hope Is Just A State Of Mind

Little Comets are a band who’ve never been afraid to discuss real, deep issues through their music. Their highly anticipated third album, Hope Is Just A State Of Mind, is due for release on February 16 and not only reinforces them as fierce and smart songwriters but as talented producers as well. Hope Is Just […]

 Libby Bateman

Imagine Dragons are back with new album and UK tour

Imagine Dragons are back with new album and UK tour

The wait is finally over for Imagine Dragons fans as their new album Smoke + Mirrors is to be released on February 16. As well as a new album, the US chart phenomenon are set to perform at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena for the first time on November 14, as part of their ten UK […]

 Melanie Hall

The Montagues @ INDEPENDENT

The Montagues @ INDEPENDENT

[youtube] North East band The Montagues have been tipped for big things this year with the launch of their new single Luna at Sunderland’s INDEPENDENT. Last year the three-piece band received multiple accolades from both fans and fellow musicians. One of the high claims the band hold so far is that of Eurhythmics star, Dave Stewart, […]