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IF YOU like your indiepop punky and proud, erudite and bearing a manifesto – yeah, like it used to – then Newcastle’s Milky Wimpshake should so be on your shopping list. The thrashy twee punk project of Pete Dale that has been releasing lofi sherbet grenades of purest bouncealong thrashpop for a quarter-century now – …

NEWCASTLE guitar-toter Martha Hill has been around on the SoundCloud/Bandcamp scene for a couple of years now, steadily, writing, recording and releasing a clutch of songs for download. She left her rural home north of the border in her teens, travelled, and later settled by the Tyne to make music. She says that she “writes …

TRUNKY JUNO has been called ‘lo-fi’ in an attempt to slot him nicely into an ever more complicated musical map. And while some of the trademarks of that sub- (micro- ?) genre are definitely there, I would – to groans, necessarily – propose herewith that actually our dear Mr. Juno be referred to as ‘wide-fi’.  …

Mixing up hip-hop and smooth R&B beats, John Dole is becoming a real player in the North East hip-hop scene and beyond. The Newcastle MC describes his sound as ‘alternative rap’, and there’s certainly a sense of that in his new single ‘Collective Thoughts’. Wonky synths and and warm R&B descending lines open the show …

Warm Digits, aka Newcastle multi-instrumentalist/producers Warm Digits have released a album that neatly squares their own adventures in synth-rock/house/psychedelic music with a host of collaborations including The Orielles, Paul Smith, The Lovely Eggs, Rozi Plain and Emma Pollock. Titled, appropriately enough, Flight of Ideas, it’s sees the band and their co-pilots blast of into this …

Warm Digits, aka Newcastle electronica duo Andrew Hodson and Steve Jefferis, have revealed the new video for Better Friction, taken from their recently released third album Wireless world, which dropped through the ever brilliant Memphis Industries. Of the track, Jefferis says “Better Friction” argues that no form of power or technology is without its own mythology. …

Newcastle quartet recently released their new EP ‘Immortal Kombat’ via the Cannibal Hymns label, and on the back of their recently announced headline show at Sebright Arms on October 2nd, they’ve released some seriously psychedelic imagery to accompany the title track. Given that the track is a trippy, edgy, noisey take on garage-psych, its perhaps …

Fans of Metronomy, Les Rhythm Digitales,  Les Rythmes Digitales and Hot Chip will want to know that Warm Digits have shared new track “End Times” (Featuring Field Music). Warm Digits are Newcastle-based Andrew Hodson and Steve Jefferis). Now signed to a delighted Memphis Industries, their first emission is the track “End Times” incorporating neighbouring partnership …

Common things is the first track by Newcastle’s Little Comets to be taken from their forthcoming fourth album Worhead, which drops on 3rd February via The Smallest Label. On it, singer Rob Coles says “I suppose it is semi-autobiographical up to a point as I am quite a simple person and take more from the …

I finally saw Blown Out live earlier this year. Fuck they were heavy. The bass was so deep that not only was it slamming tsunamis of air against my chest, but causing drinks on the shelf around the venue to throw themselves onto the ground in a lemming-like frenzy as if trying escape what must …