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The best five albums of 2018: opinion piece

The best five albums of 2018: opinion piece

by Ethan Edwards Two thousand and eighteen was a brilliant year for music of all genres. We have seen the triumphant returns of legendary artists, the reinvention of several heavy hitting bands and new artists rising through the ranks of the music scene. Due to the nature of music, this list will have a personal […]

 Emily Mertens

Review: The 1975 Flaunt Their New Style In Small Concert

Review: The 1975 Flaunt Their New Style In Small Concert

Never have I been to a concert as vibrant and colourful as the 1975’s, which is something I never would have expected myself to say. Their theme of only black and white in their previous EPs, albums and concerts was almost ditched, creating a more lively atmosphere full of colour. I have seen the 1975 […]

 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 […]

 Sarah Bailey

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – North East success story of the year

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – North East success story of the year

Long has it been known that the marvellous North East has been the producer of some equally marvellous talent, but somehow, in 2014, the stellar careers of some of our favourite local exports have reached even starrier heights. And folks, this isn’t just about Cheryl Cole (or should that be Tweedy?), our specially selected success […]

 sam macgregor

Review: The 1975 @ The O2 Academy, Newcastle

Review: The 1975 @ The O2 Academy, Newcastle

Sporting slightly ripped skinny jeans, an oversized vintage NUFC shirt, and a floppy slicked back Mohican- 1975 front man Matt Healy looks on top of the world as he took centre stage at Newcastle’s O2 Academy. The 1975 are currently one of the biggest and best indie rock bands of 2013, who also dabble in […]

 Jake Harrison

The 1975's World Tour Stops Off At Newcastle's O2 Academy

The 1975's World Tour Stops Off At Newcastle's O2 Academy

  Manchester Indie-pop band The 1975 bring their first headline tour to Newcastle on the back of a stunning number one album. Their self-titled debut went straight to the top of the charts in the UK and in Scotland, and they are currently embarking on a tour that will see them play in Japan and […]