The Heavy North – Electric Soul Machine – Album Review

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There is a moment at the end of the first song on the album - The Genie a huge Black Sabbath type riff opening salvo, when the trumpet kicks in when you say your first WOW!...it's the first of many. Liverpool's The Heavy North have been playing their rock n roll n soul n blues … Continue reading The Heavy North – Electric Soul Machine – Album Review

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The Heavy North – Satisfy You – Single Review

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Happy New Year! As the clocks hit 12 and we ushered in 2022, The Heavy North cranked their Marshall Amps upto 11 and blew our "drunken" minds by releasing a new single, Satisfy You from their eagerly awaited debut album Electric Soul Machine. After pulling off a masterstroke of PR Genius by allowing fans to … Continue reading The Heavy North – Satisfy You – Single Review

London Calling – The Heavy North – Live Review

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The Fiddler - Kilburn - London 11th November 2021 The Fab 5 were back on stage tonight and ready to show London town what they were made of. Making their debut at the historic Fiddler Venue the offspring of the Mean Fiddler where the likes of Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, John Martyn, Dr … Continue reading London Calling – The Heavy North – Live Review

Album Review – Apollo Junction – All In

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A year is a long time in music - especially if you have been locked down and unable to gig and promote yourself.What if you had just issued your debut album and were starting to make some headway in the choppy indie waters, trying to bring your electro pop fussed bangers to the world? What … Continue reading Album Review – Apollo Junction – All In

Album Review – Hardwicke Circus – The Borderland

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What if after I had told you 18 months ago that when I set up this blog to write about cool music, cool people and cool things that I would be reviewing an album that at times reminded this writer of New Model Army, Crusty Rockers The Levellers you would of raised an eye brow … Continue reading Album Review – Hardwicke Circus – The Borderland

Sam Lambeth – He’s a little bit Country he’s a little bit Rock N Roll

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Look up positive vibes in any dictionary and I'm sure there will be a picture of Sam Lambeth. Ask anyone on the indie community socials about Sam and they will all say the same - supportive, positive, friendly, hugely talented with songs to match. But what do we know about this one-man music machine - … Continue reading Sam Lambeth – He’s a little bit Country he’s a little bit Rock N Roll

Single of the Week – Anthem for the North – Joe Astley

Anthems, seem easy enough to write. Big choruses, guitars, loud vocals. That kinda thing. Simples. Except they aren't. If they were we'd all being doing it. Songs that make drunk middle aged men grab their mates and tell them they love them are few and far between nowadays. Noel probably wrote most of them anyway … Continue reading Single of the Week – Anthem for the North – Joe Astley

20 Questions with…Greencircles

So my new geordie friends, spared me some time earlier to answer my legendary 20 Questions - here they are: 1.       Who are you? Paul McGill, one quarter of GreenCircles. 2.       Where are you?Newcastle Upon Tyne.  Toon Toon! 3.       What do you do in the band? Write songs, sing sometimes and play guitar.  We have two songwriters in … Continue reading 20 Questions with…Greencircles

The Debris – The New Wave of New Wave New Wave

Timing – sometimes its just all about timing. Bands can struggle for years, getting nowhere, banging heads against a wall and then suddenly…… Boom – You’re the next big thing – and before you know it, its red carpets, plaudits, awards and all that shizzle. Or bands form, practice, gig and for whatever reason stop, … Continue reading The Debris – The New Wave of New Wave New Wave

Citylightz – Things that make you go Hmm.

There’s something about bands that are a gang, mates, muckers, pals.  A little bit whee a little bit woo.  All in it together, having fun, having each other’s back but also making great music. When I think back to these bands – there are plenty – The Beatles (In Germany), The Stones, The Small Faces … Continue reading Citylightz – Things that make you go Hmm.