Toxic masculinity madness in music and the media

by Katie Brownlee “There’s so much joy to be had in playing with clothes. I’ve never thought too much about what it means—it just becomes this extended part of creating something”“It’s pretty powerful and kind of extraordinary to see someone in his position redefining what it can mean to be a man with confidence,” says... Continue Reading →

A Review: Cortney Dixon with her Latest EP.

By Josephine Canham Newcastle based artist, Cortney Dixon released ‘Our Intuition’, her second EP this year, on the 20th of November. This Ep is the second EP that the skilled vocalist and guitarist has graced us with his year. It is a combination of pre-release and completely unheard tunes, and it comes after a busy... Continue Reading →

The music industry, misogyny and the male gaze

By Darcy Nathan Growing up as a young, female music fan in the 00s and 10s was a mixed bag. Whilst we had the progressive changes towards the ‘body positivity’ movement we see today (think Destiny’s Child - Bootylicious, the rise of Kim K, and Sir Mix-a-lot), I also have lasting memories of watching the... Continue Reading →

#CalledOut: Natalie Greener On Keeping Newcastle’s Music Scene Safe – Interview with Spotlight Music UK

To see the full article alongside the interview conducted by Alice Moulding, please click here! What started the #CalledOut campaign? “I started the Called-Out campaign to address the prominent issue of abuse within the creative industries. Suffering with PTSD from my own experience of being taken advantage of at the age of 17/18, it is definitely... Continue Reading →

Single Review: Hania – ‘Asleep’

By Erin McGroovy ‘Asleep’ is the latest single seeing us into the summer from Hanna Maria Barsznica, aka Hania, dropping 10th July in Europe. It is the first track from her eagerly awaited EP, floating down onto the scene later this year. Hania recently broke away from the independent label she was signed to in... Continue Reading →

The impacts of being an influencer.

By Law Emilia With eyes glued to the glowing screen of my phone I sat with a lump in my throat.  My chest was tight, anxiety was building and my risk of developing repetitive strain syndrome in my thumbs was increasing with each time I pressed refresh on my new Instagram post. You’d think this... Continue Reading →

HOURGLVSS – ‘Supreme Being’ Interview

By Emily Duff Power duo HOURGLVSS have released their new track, Supreme Being. A dance pop track that has surprising ethereal elements that range from from the vocals to the backing singers but combine to make the track instantly catchy.Starting with a 10 second guitar riff that totally confuses a listener expecting upbeat synth, the... Continue Reading →

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