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It may seem like Slash is everywhere these days, whether its getting back to his original role in Guns N Roses or even performing with Ryan Gosling at the Academy Awards, there is a new blues cover album on the way and along with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators there is the world tour ongoing …

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By Renée Bennett  Following their third studio album, London band Saint Agnes ‘Bloodsuckers’ tour commenced this month after its initial postponement while the group supported reggae metal band Skindred on tour. It was worth the wait while a pulsating vacuum was made in the intimate Geordie venue ‘Think Tank?’. The night kicked off with support …

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A Stone’s Throw Festival has today revealed the first wave of acts for their second and biggest event to date, taking place on Saturday, May 25th 2024 within two buzzing towns along Newcastle’s stunning coastline. Headlined by indie powerhouses Sundara Karma, the summer lineup also features Amsterdam trip Pip Blom, revered London rockers Gengahr, punk-infused sensations Bilk, DIY pop newcomer Downtown Kayoto and enigmatic …

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That most singular of labels, Lewes based Difficult Art And Music consistently end the year with a flourish. They capped 2022 with their three volume cassette release ‘Bivouac Of the Avant Garde’, a fulsome resume of the experimental, leftfield scene from those on the inside. Now to round off 2023, the final release from the …

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We are honoured to premiere today the absolutely scintillating slice of indie pop ‘Pocket Knife’ from Mulubinba/Newcastle-based indie-rock band Slow Cinema. With its razor sharp guitars and yearning emotive vocals, this is anthemic stadium-ready rock at its most invigorating. If you need a benchmark or point of reference, think of a merging of DMA’s and …

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Words by Barrah T Al-Badry Photos by Renée Bennett Standing amongst the sold out crowd tonight, it was easy to say the anticipation was infectious. After astellar year with their new album Smile, Newcastle NX welcomed the Welsh metal reggae fusion bandto its stage. Opening the evening was the ever amazing Cody Frost fresh off …

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Words and photos by Francis Fitzgerald For starters, I should say that superstar pop divas are a little outside my comfort zone, but I was invited to review the Ellie Goulding show and was more than pleasantly surprised. If anyone says they don’t know any of her catalogue, they are probably wrong. Nearly every song …

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Folk music for today, what’s that then? Playing the old songs in new ways? Playing new songs in the old ways? Maybe the one tradition that’s certain is that the discussions will circle on and the definitions remain distant while the possibilities of the folk labelled soundscape remain endless. Step up once more Jayne Dent …

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You might call it folktronica, ‘nu’, dark or weird folk, whatever, Jayne Dent (aka ME LOST ME) makes music of singular quality and significant distinction that simply crosses any divide. Intriguingly experimental and enticingly non-traditional, ME LOST ME music occupies those same rubbly furrows as Caroline or Shovel Dance Collective, following a course set by …

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We are overjoyed to premiere the new single ‘Ordinary Ways from North Arm, the project of Novocastrian (NSW) Roderick Smith. The first release since North Arm’s ‘Bring The Daylight’ album back in 2021 (see our review here), ‘Ordinary Ways’ is a slow burning and yet intense track filled with dappling instrumentation sofly swelling underneath Smith’s …

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