North East artists put in the spotlight.
Each month we take a closer look into the world of one band in particular, to help give you a further insight into their unique world. Discover them, as a band, and them, personally.
By: Stephanie Thompson
If you haven’t heard of Twister by now, you’re really missing out. The Durham four-piece mix indie pop and rock with classic guitar and drums, giving audiences music they can rock out to.
By: Stephanie Thompson
Band/Artist: The Jar Family
Not long ago, five talented writers and musicians grew tired of being alone, got together and started a family. That band, who we’ve all came to know and love, is Hartlepool’s The Jar Family - an industrial folk band who have been tearing up the local scene over the last few years.
By: Hannah Dodsworth
Band/Artist: Talk Like Tigers
Talk Like Tigers are a Newcastle-based band that consists of identical twin sisters Charlotte and Stephany Walker on vocals and synths, and Mark Thompson on drums and samples.
By: Katie Cain
Newcastle group, Bernaccia are finding themselves becoming busier as their popularity and success increases. Members Jonny, Ellen, Stew, Chris and Kieran make the neo-psych five-piece that are becoming increasingly sought after due to their originality.
By: Katt Mudd
Band/Artist: Cape Cub
Having got together in 2014, North East’s Cape Cub have gained a passionate following in a short space of time.
By: Nathan Douthwaite
Figmennt - Teesside’s very own shoegaze, ambient-noise band - reached local success in 2015 after their first release ‘She.’ Nathan Douthwaite caught up with the band to discuss their plans for 2016.
By: Becca Fergus
Band/Artist: Four Colour Ghosts
Appropriately entitled ‘Anticipation, a very accurate name for a reciprocal feeling for their fans, local wonders Four Colour Ghosts are due to release their debut EP and we frankly couldn’t be more giddy about it.
By: Sal Wilcox
Band/Artist: First Born Son
Sal Wilcox caught up with First Born Son, a Newcastle-based heavy rock band with a lot to say for themselves.
By: Katie Hall
Band/Artist: The Purnells
The Purnells, a Stockton-on-Tees staple on the music scene, seem to be making a lot of noise recently.
By: Emma Bolland
Band/Artist: The Lake Poets
Late last month, Sunderland based singer/songwriter Martin Longstaff (otherwise known as ‘The Lake Poets’) released his latest self-titled album.