Single Review: Ålesund – ‘Lightning’

by Amelia Thorpe Following the release of their sophomore EP ‘All Hail To Your Queen’ last year, Bristol-based atmospheric Alt-Pop quartet Ålesund return with their latest single, ‘Lightning’. Released on February 26th, the track combines Ålesund’s signature ethereal, yet up-tempo acoustics, and teases their upcoming EP, ‘A Thread In The Dark’, due to be released... Continue Reading →

Single Review: Ashnikko – ‘Demidevil’

by Hal Kitchen One of the newest rising stars of the hyperpop mould, singer-rapper Ashnikko achieved some degree of success with her breakthrough hit “Stupid” in 2019. She has successfully built on this momentum, writing extensively for artists such as Brooke Candy and Doja Cat, and securing collaborations with Princess Nokia and Grimes for this,... 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 →

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 →

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