Interviews

Get to know your local bands with our insight to the world of North East band culture.

Our Interviews

Discover new or archived interviews, from bands across the region. Browse through our latest interviews to discover a true understanding of the world of music today, or browse through our archived interviews to see how it may have changed over the months.

“Dustbowl highlights the whirlwind of a music career which I’ve experienced” Northern Country Queen, Chloe Chadwick to Release Debut Album (Uploaded 20/06/2017)

By: Peter Mann

The Band: Chloe Chadwick

Residing on Tyneside for nearly ten years, Potteries girl, Chloe Chadwick, follows up the success of her self-titled 2015 EP with the eagerly-anticipated release of her debut album, ‘Dustbowl Jukebox’ so Peter Mann caught up with her for a little chat.

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“We’re really excited for the single launch” St. Buryan Prepare To Showcase Their New Material (Uploaded 19/06/2017)

By: Thomas Anderson

The Band: St. Buryan

Newcastle/Sunderland five-piece indie pop band, St. Buryan are due to premier their latest single at Jumpin' Jacks in Newcastle on Tuesday 27th June so the band sat down to speak with Thomas Anderson about the new release and their journey as local artists so far.

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“When I started writing my own songs the illness became a complete blessing in disguise” Emily Maguire Heads to the Cluny (Uploaded 19/06/2017)

By: Lee Allcock

The Band: Emily Maguire

London born singer-songwriter, Emily Maguire makes her long-awaited journey back to the North East this month as she plays the Cluny 2, Newcastle on Saturday 24th June.

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“I try to see as much live music as possible” Beans on Toast Gears Up For Willowman Festival (Uploaded 07/06/2017)

By: Damian Robinson

The Band: Beans on Toast

British folk singer Jay McAllister (Beans on Toast) rose to prominence out of the UK folk scene in 2005.

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“sure it will be one big shock to the senses and an experience which we’ll be talking about for years to come” North East Band DENNIS Head to Glastonbury (Uploaded 07/06/2017)

By: Damian Robinson

The Band: DENNIS

Hetton-Le-Hole pitpop/folkrock/brass band DENNIS are preparing to play this year’s Glastonbury Festival, so Damian Robinson caught up with the band to discuss how they’re preparing, and things also get political.

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“things may not be great now but they should get better” Saint Etienne Release New Album and Announce Sage, Gateshead Date (Uploaded 05/06/2017)

By: Damian Robinson

The Band: Saint Etienne

Electronic pop greats Saint Etienne return with new album 'Home Counties'.

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“The lineup on our stage alone is worth the ticket” Avalanche Party Prepare to Headline the Jukebox Stage at Music Box Festival in Darlington (Uploaded 05/06/2017)

By: Samantha Hall

The Band: Avalanche Party

There’s absolutely no wonder why Avalanche Party are so successful, with the band practically taking over the North of England in the past few months.

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“you can't beat playing in the North East” The Firelight Opera Prepare For 02 Academy Date (Uploaded 04/06/2017)

By: Jack Dodsworth

The Band: The Firelight Opera

Sunderland alternative rock band, The Firelight Opera are set to release their latest album at the O2 Academy 2, Newcastle on Friday 9th June so Jack Dodsworth caught up with them for a little chat.

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“You expect the English to be a bit more reserved, but there were people dancing on tables and stage diving” Guadalupe Plata Head to The Cluny (Uploaded 26/05/2017)

By: Lee Allcock

The Band: Guadalupe Plata

Bringing some rock ’n’ roll voodoo from Spain to Newcastle this month are Guadalupe Plata who play The Cluny, Newcastle on Monday 5th June.

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“Although technology has brought huge benefits and freedoms to musicians, it has also changed the face of the industry in which we thrive” The Blockheads’ 40th Anniversary Tour Includes Stockton Date

By: Damian Robinson

The Band: The Blockheads

The Blockheads celebrate their 40th anniversary this year and will be heading to the ARC in Stockton as part of their celebratory tour. Damian Robinson caught up with the band to speak about working in the industry for 40 years and how things have changed.

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