Just Listen: Sam Fender – Dead Boys

Sam Fender - Dead Boys

Sam Fender – Dead Boys Words: Samantha Sadler Newcastle’s very own heartthrob Sam Fender has been making waves on the music scene over the past year, having been named as one of BBC’s Sound of 2018 and racking up over 10,000 likes on his Facebook page. We’ve been a fan of him for ages, so … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Kendal Calling 2018

Kendal Calling 2018 Lowther Deer Park, Lake District, 26-29th July Words: Samantha Sadler It’s finally that time of year again – Kendal Calling is back from 26 – 29 July and it’s another sold-out affair boasting a brilliant line-up. The festival, which has been around since 2006, has scooped up numerous awards and continues to … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bushstock 2018

Bushstock 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina The thing about Bushstock Festival is that, as with many multi-venue city/town festivals, it has a major flaw. What?! What a way to open a review, I hear you cry. No, no, no…. you’re getting me all wrong. The flaw is too many top notch bands to see … Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Sam Fender

Sam Fender Intro: Elena Katrina Sam Fender, that name on the poster, every poster, everywhere, all of a sudden this young lad from Newcastle is making a very big name for himself. But it’s not as overnight as you might think. With still so few tracks available for our aural pleasure compared to the number … Continue reading

Festival Review: The Great Escape 2018

The Great Escape 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina The Great Escape and I have had a whirlwind romance and I’m pleased to say, unlike most whirlwind romances, it’s not ended bitterly. Quite the opposite in fact. It might be over but I’m already looking forward to doing it all over again in 2019.  The … Continue reading

Festival Review: SXSW 2018

SXSW 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina It’s a strange feeling this post-SXSW sensation. I feel both broken and exhilarated at the same time. There’s no amount of preparation you can take for either the festival nor the post-festival emotions. This festival is a beast. There is no other way to say it and I … Continue reading

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