7 Independent Live Music Venues to Visit in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Newcastle boasts a number of fantastic independent music venues that, prior to lockdown, have been the location of many iconic performances. From the emerging to the established, these venues have hosted various local and national bands and artists, acting as the cultural epicentre of our local music scene. Although coronavirus restrictions have caused a temporary... Continue Reading →

Local band, Spilt Milk share festive cover of ‘Fairytale of New York’

In attempts to keep morale high, Gateshead-based indie-rock group, Spilt Milk released their heart-warming cover of 'Fairytale of New York' on December 21st. Shared to Instagram (IGTV) and Facebook, the cover was a collaborative effort featuring vocalist Jess Lewis-Ward (The Redroom), who performed alongside the band in a socially distanced setting. https://www.facebook.com/officialspiltmilkband/videos/3346275328834504/ 'Fairytale of New... Continue Reading →

Cat Ryan: ‘Mary Shelley Song’ – Single Review

Up and coming Newcastle-based trio, Cat Ryan bless the local scene with their nostalgic new single, ‘Mary Shelley Song’. Shared to all major music streaming platforms on November 25th, the art-rock inspired offering comes as the band’s third release this year, bringing their growing discography and unique sound to the forefront of the scene. https://soundcloud.com/pillarartistspr/cat-ryan-mary-shelley-song... Continue Reading →

Swine Tax: ‘Johnny’ – Single Review

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 with Barry Hyde... Continue Reading →

Abnorm: ‘Citrus’ – Single Review

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 lockdown, it is... Continue Reading →

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