Festival Preview: This Is Tomorrow 2019

This Is Tomorrow, Newcastle 24 – 26 May, Newcastle, Exhibition Park Words: Sammy Sadler PRICE INFO: TICKETS FOR THIS IS TOMORROW ARE ON SALE NOW HERE Keep Updated: Website // Facebook //Twitter Newcastle has really pulled it out the bag this year in terms of bringing both well-known and upcoming musicians together to form festivals with impressive … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Swimming Tapes – Keep Her Closer

Swimming Tapes – Keep Her Closer Words: Lauren Mellor With summer on its way, it’s great finding some proper seasonal indie tunes and that’s exactly what Swimming Tapes’ Keep Her Closer provides. With a light-hearted melody and beautifully written lyrics about young romance, Swimming Tapes give me nostalgic feels of The Drums – something I … Continue reading

Just Listen: LIFE – Moral Fibre

LIFE – Moral Fibre Words: Gary Lambert Do you have asthma? If so, before you listen to Moral Fibre grab your inhaler and have a big blast on it. This track is dangerous for you breathing;  with a breakneck immediacy through the two minutes of sheer pleasure. Whether it is the rapid, fun guitar or … Continue reading

JUST WATCH: LAURAN HIBBERD – HOOCHIE

Lauran Hibberd – Hoochie Words: Meg Young Set to hit the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury later this summer, rising sensation Lauran Hibberd has unveiled her new music video for her latest captivating release, Hoochie. Curious, I Googled what the term meant and I soon learnt that a ‘hoochie’ is a slang term for a … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: The Modern Strangers – Magic Hour

The Modern Strangers – Modern Hour Words: Amy Butcher Now I have to admit before reviewing this song that I had never properly listened to The Modern Strangers and it’s safe to say they’ve got me hooked. Magic Hour takes you on an electronic, disco-pop journey and it’s a magic 3 minutes (see what I did … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Highest Point, Lancaster

Highest Point Festival Williamson Park, Lancaster 17-18 May 2019 Words: Gary Lambert Highest Point Festival is a relatively new addition to the north-west summer taking place in Lancaster at Williamson Park. Obviously, on a far smaller scale, the festival seems to be using Glastonbury as a role model with the event mixing a variety of … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: The Golden Dregs – Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad)

The Golden Dregs – Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad) Words: Sammy Sadler I have to start this review by summing this track up in just one word – and that word is WOW. Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad) isn’t the typical jingly indie-pop melody that I usually jump to write … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Luna Bay – Call The Night

Luna Bay – Call The Night Words: Clare Hingley The first time I heard this song, immediately Neon Trees song Animal sprang to mind. Catchy from the initial beat, this single keeps you hooked from beginning end. Luna Bay, made up of O’Mara, Milligan, Ross and Penniston that convened in Chelsea, London, released Call The … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Callum Pitt – Here If You Need

Callum Pitt – Here If You Need Words: Sammy Sadler I’ve been keeping my eye on Callum Pitt since I fell in love with his last single Forgotten Kids so I was really excited to hear he was releasing a new single so soon after. Latest track Here If You Need is much more delicate than Forgotten Kids, opting for a Lumineers vibe … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Hit The North 2019

Hit The North Various Venues, Newcastle, 5th May 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler & Lauren Mellor Photos: Elena Katrina & Lauren Mellor Sammy’s Words I’ve said it so many times before and I’ll say it again – festival season is my favourite time of the year. Whether it’s shuffling between packed venues in a city or … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Live At Leeds 2019

Live At Leeds 2019 Various Venues, Leeds, 4th May 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler Photography: Elena Katrina We’ve been covering day-long metropolitan music festival Live At Leeds for a few years now and I think that it’s pretty safe to say that it just keeps getting better and better as each event goes by. From the … Continue reading

Live Review: Sundara Karma – Newcastle

Sundara Karma 3rd May 2019,  o2 Academy,  Newcastle Words: Sammy Sadler Photos: Callum Robinson It’s been a good while since I last saw Sundara Karma and a lot has changed. I’m not just referring to just the change of my hair colour, I’m talking about the musical progression of the Reading outfit. They’ve ditched the … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Manchester

Sam Fender The Ritz, Manchester, 2nd May 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Photos: Elena Katrina Travelling across the M62, we inevitably met traffic problems and also with the precarious parking availability around the o2 Ritz, we eventually arrived 15 minutes into the support set of A Festival, A Parade. Despite this being 45 minutes before Sam … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – Wasting Time

Talkboy – Wasting Time Words: Nick Bewes The new single from Talkboy is really,  really good. It’s a glorious slice of music.Harmonies on top of harmonies, I love it. The six-piece from Leeds have produced a single that stands from the current trend of punky vocals from the likes of the brilliant Idles and Fountaines … Continue reading

Interview: Spinn

Interview: Spinn Words & Photos by Gary Lambert There has been a tradition within British music circles, and indeed, Liverpool music circles for bands to be typecast as big in Japan. This has always been a disparaging statement suggesting that they have the ability to get success abroad where they would be seen as exotic, … Continue reading

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