Louise Barber

LIVE REVIEW: NeckDeep at 02 Academy Newcastle

LIVE REVIEW: NeckDeep at 02 Academy Newcastle

Kicking off the second night of their The Peace and The Panic tour in Newcastle on Saturday night, NeckDeep certainly gave a night to remember to the 2000 strong crowd at the O2 Academy. The five piece Welsh pop-punk band are embarking on a nine night tour around the UK performing tracks such as Kali […]

 Amy Ray

Live Review: New Found Glory at O2 Academy

Live Review: New Found Glory at O2 Academy

Floridian rockers, New Found Glory hit Newcastle with pop punk anthems and nostalgia.

Pop Punk heavyweights New Found Glory are currently on their way around the world and kindly stopped in the UK for their very special 20 Years of Pop Punk anniversary tour. Celebrating two decades as a band, New Found Glory will be playing two classic albums in full every night, providing us with an evening […]

 Leah Goodwin

Review: Catfish And The Bottlemen “Now and again a new band comes along that totally blows you away, and Catfish And The Bottlemen are definitely one of those.”

Review: Catfish And The Bottlemen “Now and again a new band comes along that totally blows you away, and Catfish And The Bottlemen are definitely one of those.”

Catfish And The Bottlemen are the band on everybody’s lips. The story of their rise from playing to a handful of people in a car park, to packing out the Academy last Thursday, is an impressive one, whatever your music taste. Once the clock struck 7pm Newcastle O2 Academy’s doors opened and over 2,000 people […]

 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. […]

 Sam Griffiths

The Wombats to play Newcastle’s O2 Academy on April 19

The Wombats to play Newcastle’s O2 Academy on April 19

Liverpudlian trio The Wombats are set to perform at Newcastle’s O2 Academy on April 19. Playing their last date of a UK tour before they fly out to the US via Canada, the band will surely be looking to put in a tempestuous finish matched only by Lightning McQueen at the Los Angeles International Speedway. Featuring hooks that could […]

 Leah Goodwin

Little Comets to play Newcastle’s O2 Academy on Saturday

Little Comets to play Newcastle’s O2 Academy on Saturday

North East indie-poppers Little Comets, who have been famed for their impromptu gigs in unorthodox venues, such as the Tyne and Wear Metro and even a Marks and Spencer bakery aisle, are back on home turf for the final stop of their 2015 tour at Newcastle’s O2 Academy on March 14. Hailing from Jarrow and Washington, […]

 Ryan Fisher

The War On Drugs set to play Newcastle's O2 academy

The War On Drugs set to play Newcastle's O2 academy

American indie-rock band The War on Drugs return to the O2 Academy in Newcastle, this Friday (February 27), as part of their UK tour. The band – consisting of lead singer Adam Granduciel, David Hartley, Robbie Bennett, Charlie Hall, Jon Natchez and Anthony LaMarca had their first experience at Newcastle’s O2 academy last weekend as […]

 Leah Goodwin

NME Awards Tour returns to Newcastle's O2 Academy

NME Awards Tour returns to Newcastle's O2 Academy

Having played a crucial role in launching the careers of Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and Coldplay, the NME Awards Tour returns to Newcastle for it’s 20th anniversary on February 21. A pivotal part in setting the music agenda for the coming year, indie-rock quartet Palma Violets will top 2015’s bill, with support from Austin Texas, […]

 Ryan Fisher

Tyneside to host BBC 6 Music festival

Tyneside to host BBC 6 Music festival

Newcastle and Gateshead have been selected to host the second BBC Radio 6 Music festival next month (February 20-22). The line-up includes The War on Drugs, The Fall and Maximo Park who will feature during the two day festival. The War on Drugs, whose second album Lost In The Dream was named 6 Music’s album […]

 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 […]