Album & Single Reviews

Browse through our extensive collection of album and single reviews by bands on your very doorstep.

New Release Reviews

There are so many North East bands out there at the moment that are not getting the recognition they deserve, and we want to help. We have a number of album and single reviews for you to browse through, and we want to portray a true picture of the band’s sound and vision.

Aqua Velvas: ‘Valentino’s/Madness’ Single Reviews (Reviewed 28/06/2017)

Review By: Paul Kemp

Band/Artist: Aqua Velvas

Album/Single Name: Valentino's

Marske based pop-punk band, Aqua Velvas have released two brand songs for fans to get excited about.

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The Beer Pigs: ‘Murder In the Rain’ Album Review (Reviewed 23/06/2017)

Review By: Paul Kemp

Band/Artist: The Beer Pigs

Album/Single Name: Murder In the Rain

I was lucky enough to be given the brand new album by Normanby five-piece band The Beer Pigs entitled ‘Murder in the Rain’, and I must say, overall, it’s a bit of a gem.

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Toxic Melons: ‘Four Play’ EP Review (Uploaded 13/06/2017)

Review By: Wayne Madden

Band/Artist: Toxic Melons

Album/Single Name: Four Play

Toxic Melons are not Newcastle’s stable diet.

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Jake Wilkinson: ‘Dislocation’ EP Review (Reviewed 31/05/2017)

Review By: Joseph James

Band/Artist: Jake Wilkinson

Album/Single Name: Dislocation

"I'm sick of you," Jake Wilkinson proclaims in his Jason Pierce-esque perishing pout, while the pitter-patter of sampled percussion dances beneath him.

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Coquin Migale: ‘Plans’ Single Review (Reviewed 28/05/2017)

Review By: Samantha Hall

Band/Artist: Coquin Migale

Album/Single Name: Plans

Over the past year, Newcastle quartet Coquin Migale have been super busy.

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Thesis Lives: ‘Tree of Life’ Album Review (Uploaded 25/05/2017)

Review By: Nathan Douthwaite

Band/Artist: Thesis Lives

Album/Single Name: Tree of Life

Opening an album with a slow builder is always a bold move, but Newcastle based five-piece Thesis Lives execute it brilliantly on, ‘Make Them See’.

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The Band for Disease Control and Prevention: ‘Human Versus Devil’ (Reviewed 19/05/2017)

Review By: Damian Robinson

Band/Artist: The Band for Disease Control and Prevention

Album/Single Name: Human Versus Devil

In the hierarchy of punk, it’s one thing to play punk music, it’s another to dress punk, and it’s entirely another to have surely the best sounding band name in punk. Yet The Band for Disease Control and Prevention have, and do, all three and they do it well.

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Shamu: ‘Where To Land’ Single Review (Reviewed 17/05/2017)

Review By: Wayne Madden

Band/Artist: Shamu

Album/Single Name: Where To Land

The hypnotic, almost tribal, drumming that begins Newcastle band Shamu’s ‘Where to Land’ single is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Figmennt: ‘Figmennt’ EP Review (Reviewed 10/05/2017)

Review By: Thomas Anderson

Band/Artist: Figmennt

Album/Single Name: Figmennt

Up-and-coming Teesside post-rock/shoegaze outfit, Figmennt have recently released their debut EP and I must say, it's nothing short of a masterpiece.

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Tyne Dock Sound Bureau: ‘Soldiers of Love’ Album Review (Reviewed 23/04/2017)

Review By: Damian Robinson

Band/Artist: Tyne Dock Sound Bureau

Album/Single Name: Soldiers of Love

Someone claiming that Justin Bieber is cutting edge should not make great dance music. But Mark Gibson does, and that may just be the reason he is becoming a standout character in the local dance scene.

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