This week, the 25th- 31st of January 2021, is Independent venue week, the annual week that celebrates all that the much loved independent venues from every corner of the country have to offer, whilst giving a deserving nod of appreciation to all who work, run, perform and visit these local and valued hubs of theContinue reading “Sunderland favourite, ‘Independent’ embrace Independent venue week 2021 celebrations with a schedule of live shows that begin tonight.”
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How is the Coronavirus Pandemic Changing the Landscape of the Local Live Music Scene?
The comforting hum of a sound system you can feel from your head to your tapping toes. The spilt drink apologies and sticky floors. The stomping, singing, and shouting in a darkened room filled with perspired emotion. The faded memory of the drunken embrace with strangers you only just met, knowing they’re here for theContinue reading “How is the Coronavirus Pandemic Changing the Landscape of the Local Live Music Scene?”
Film ‘North East Noise: A Rock ‘n Roll Road Movie with Clippah’ To be Digitally Premiering on the 21st of December.
On the 21st of December at 7:30PM, filmmaker Alex Ayre’s second ever feature length film, ‘North East Noise: A Rock ‘n Roll Road Movie with Clippah’ will be digitally premiering. The premier will take place on the official YouTube channel of Clippah, the local rock band of which this film follows. Formed in rural NorthumberlandContinue reading “Film ‘North East Noise: A Rock ‘n Roll Road Movie with Clippah’ To be Digitally Premiering on the 21st of December.”
Local Band, Post Rome Released Their Brand New Single on all Streaming Platforms Today.
Today, the 14th of December 2020, marks the day that local North east three piece, Post Rome released their latest single, ‘The Idea of having a Boyfriend’. Accompanying the release of this single, Post Rome will be performing a livestreamed gig at 8PM this evening from Motorhouse Studios, Sunderland, where we can expect to hearContinue reading “Local Band, Post Rome Released Their Brand New Single on all Streaming Platforms Today.”
Postponement of Futureheads Gig Marks yet Another Covid Related Disruption to Sage Live 2020.
Sunderland post-punk four piece Futureheads, have recently announced that their upcoming live show from the Sage Gateshead has had to be postponed. The postponement has been confirmed to be as a result of a band member recently contracting Covid-19. In a post on the bands Instagram, Futureheads stated: “Really disappointed to say that we’re having toContinue reading “Postponement of Futureheads Gig Marks yet Another Covid Related Disruption to Sage Live 2020.”
My Top Five EPs From 2020 In Collaboration With Spotlight .
Recently, I’ve found myself becoming increasingly interested in EPs. I’ve been reflecting on what EP releases can mean to emerging artists. Being shorter than an album, less expensive to make and therefore more accessible, EPs can provide emerging artists with an opportunity to showcase and define themselves in ways that single releases can often fallContinue reading “My Top Five EPs From 2020 In Collaboration With Spotlight .”
Q&A With Patrick Gosling
Singer Songwriter, Patrick Gosling, released his latest single, ‘Peachy’, on the 13th of November. This single follows a busy year of releases for Gosling that have attracted attention from significant players in the world of emerging artists, such as BBC Radio 6 and BBC Introducing. This has seen Gosling rise successfully to become an eminentContinue reading “Q&A With Patrick Gosling”
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs announce a limited reissuing of their first ever recording.
Newcastle based Rock band, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, commonly referred to as Pigsx7 , have just hours ago announced a ‘strictly vinyl’ reissuing of their first ever recording: ‘The Wizard and the Seven Swines’. The 2012 record has been re-mixed and remastered by Pigsx7’s very own Sam Grant and comes in theContinue reading “Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs announce a limited reissuing of their first ever recording.”
‘Firesites’ Set to Release Debut Album Next Thursday.
By Josephine Canham Next Thursday, the 19th of November, local North East artist, Tom Waterworth, better known under the project name of ‘Firesites’ will be releasing his debut Album titled: ‘The Sun’. The album will feature ten tracks that draw on themes of the dystopian genre, all pulling from a wide range of influences suchContinue reading “‘Firesites’ Set to Release Debut Album Next Thursday.”