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.

“There's some very talented musical people come out of Newcastle, there's no doubt about that” Shakin’ Stevens Prepares for City Hall Date (Uploaded 19/05/2017)

By: Damian Robinson

The Band: Shakin' Stevens

Pop icon Shakin' Stevens returns to the North East after a 5-year absence with his new album 'Echoes of Our Time'.

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“We have basically trained a duck to quack every time a great new band plays a good song” Frankie & The Heartstrings to Headline NE Volume Magazine Live in September (Uploaded 18/05/2017)

By: Damian Robinson

The Band: Frankie & The Heartstrings

As part of our second anniversary celebrations, we’re pleased to announce that Sunderland’s Frankie & The Heartstrings will be headlining a 7-band line-up for NE Volume Magazine Live which will take place at the ARC, Stockton on Saturday 9th September.

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"we spend a long time getting the structure of our live songs correct so that we can replicate that sound in a real environment" Cauls Prepare for Evolution Emerging (Uploaded 16/05/2017)

By: Damian Robinson

The Band: Cauls

The wait for five-piece progressive outfit Cauls debut album 'Recherche' seems to have been considerable.

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“We’re working on visuals and fireworks at the minute which are live show elements we’ve never used before” Durham Band, Twister Prepare For 02 Academy Main Stage Headline Date (Uploaded 15/05/2017)

By: Damian Robinson

The Band: Twister

Renowned for their live performances, Durham-based pop rock band Twister connects with their audiences in a very natural way.

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“The North East always seems to welcome us so well” London Indie Rock Band Judas to Play First Teesside Date (Uploaded 14/05/2017)

By: Jake Carr Smith

The Band: Judas

London based indie rock band, Judas have made quite a name for themselves in the short period of time they have been together - playing high-profile slots up and down the country and getting their music out and about to just about anyone who will listen.

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“We’ve done a lot of hard work this year and it’s good to see that it’s beginning to pay off” Newcastle’s Echolines To Release New Album (Uploaded 14/05/2017)

By: Damian Robinson

The Band: Echolines

Newcastle alternative indie rock band, Echolines are set to release their new album so Damian Robinson caught up with the band to find out a bit more about what to expect.

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"We’re putting a lot of pressure on ourselves to perform well" Mongeese Prepare for Evolution Emerging (Uploaded 08/05/2017)

By: Damian Robinson

The Band: Mongeese

Mongeese formed in late 2014 in the tropical city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. After meeting, and swiftly bonding over shared influence from Progressive rock from ‘Yes’, ‘The Physics House band’ and ‘Tool’ and 2000’s Math-Rock and Ambient music, they’ve neatly crafted their own niche.

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“I feel like smaller venues can sometimes have a bigger atmosphere” Heather Story Heads to Teesside (Uploaded 08/05/2017)

By: Jake Carr Smith

The Band: Heather Story

Tyneside based singer-songwriter Heather Story is set to release her new EP, and to mark the occasion she will be heading to the Green Room, Stockton on Saturday 13th May.

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"The album is based on a local artist and how she arrives in Ouseburn before returning years later" Twist Helix Prepare to Release New Album (Uploaded 07/05/2017)

By: Damian Robinson

The Band: Twist Helix

Electronic alt-pop band Twist Helix made quite a splash in 2016 with their energetic, minimalist debut album ‘Manifesto’.

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“If something gets broken then it’s worth it as long as it was a good show” The Cribs Tour Comes to the North East (Uploaded 06/05/2017)

By: Damian Robinson

The Band: The Cribs

Wakefield outfit, The Cribs are heading to the 02 Academy, Newcastle this month so Damian Robinson caught up with them to talk about the tour, past records, and the pressure of playing live.

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