Single Review: ‘Johnny’ – Swine Tax

by Amelia Thorpe Tearing down the walls of silence, Newcastle-based quartet, Swine Tax return with their most recent single ‘Johnny’. Released to all major streaming services on December 4th, the boisterous new single showcases an engaging new side to the band as they couple their frenetic and anxious energy to a motorik, groove-laden track. Recorded... Continue Reading →

Single Review: ‘Baby’ – Picnic

by Catherine Entwistle Dancefloors may still be empty and music venues still largely closed across the country, butsax-driven, Sunderland-based group, PICNIC’s latest single is sure to have you moving andgrooving in your kitchen. Released on 16 th October this year, ‘Baby’ is the perfect feel-goodpop banger. It couldn’t have come at a better time, bringing... Continue Reading →

Newcastle’s Andrew Cushin | New single featuring & produced with Noel Gallagher

By Niamh Christian Instagram Facebook Twitter Apple Spotify https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBrT13V0754 Andrew Cushin - Where's My Family Gone (YOUTUBE) Newcastle's Andrew Cushin releases emotional new single, 'Where's My Family Gone'. A deep track exploring dark feelings, featuring and produced by the renowned Noel Gallagher. The twenty one year old has created quite a reputation for himself by selling... Continue Reading →

Abnorm ‘Citrus’ – Single Review

By Amelia Thorpe Newcastle-based alt-rock outfit, Abnorm, open up about bad mental health days in their debut single ‘Citrus’. Released on September 18th, the up-and-coming five-piece kick started their discography with this strong offering, which is packed full of catchy melodies, emotive lyrics, and powerful, Paramore-esque vocals.  Despite having formed just months before the national... Continue Reading →

PRE-RELEASE: Goth Girl – VENUS GRRRLS review

"VENUS GRRRLS release powerhouse single, ‘Goth Girl’, delving into the outlandish stereotypes associated with Goth Culture and Witchcraft. Opening with a build of tension between the vocals and drums, the song explodes into a full-frontal, unmerciful chorus that will linger in your head for days".  By Law Emilia VENUS GRRRLS release powerhouse single, ‘Goth Girl’,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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