SHY BAIRNS GET NOWT: Kites, Sarah Johnsone, Spilt Milk and Vennels

Oooooooh, another live review! It’s a very warm Thursday evening in August (the 11th to be exact), and I’ve toddled down to The Cluny for Newcastle’s lastest indie night, run by Shy Bairns Get Nowt. There’s already a great atmosphere, as when I arrive, everyone and their gran appears to be out enjoying the weather. I head straight in to grab myself a carbonated beverage … Continue reading SHY BAIRNS GET NOWT: Kites, Sarah Johnsone, Spilt Milk and Vennels

Deadlock (UK) – Deadweight

It’s 20 odd degrees outside and as we’re (mostly) unaccustomed to this kind of weather, we’re struggling. Bedsheets in the freezer anyone? What’s equally as hot (off the press) and downright more pleasant, is the debut single Deadweight from British pop-punk newcomers Deadlock (UK). This another one of those songs that teenage year old me would have been straight into the mosh pit for (I’d … Continue reading Deadlock (UK) – Deadweight

Talisk + Folkestra @ Sage Gateshead – 20/05/22

Yes, you read the title right. This is a LIVE REVIEW! Wow, I haven’t written one of these in a long time. I actually wasn’t even approached/asked to do this one, I just really enjoyed the gig and thought I’d share my thoughts with you all. So, without further ado, let’s dive right into it! I’ve been a fan of Talisk since 2017, when Spotify … Continue reading Talisk + Folkestra @ Sage Gateshead – 20/05/22

Cornfield Chase – Rise Again

Howdy! We’re back again, this time with a song that will 100% blow away those Monday blues. If you’ve been following us for a while, you may remember the wonderful people from Cornfield Chase from Part 4 of our 2017 mini live stream series The Captain’s Log. With an ethereal-esque intro, elements of which resonate throughout the rest of the track, Rise Again is absolutely … Continue reading Cornfield Chase – Rise Again

The Often Herd – Inner Peace

Hello April! As we experience some totally wacky weather here in the UK (sun and t-shirt weather last week, snow and winter coats this week), and as things continue to reopen and get ‘back to normal’, it’s important to remember to sometimes just switch off and enjoy the moment. This is exactly what The Often Herd‘s new single Inner Peace is all about. (“This one’s … Continue reading The Often Herd – Inner Peace

CALM – Is There Anybody Alive Out There / Something’s Changing

Words: The Captain FFO: Blossoms, Tame Impala, Inhaler How is it already 8.5 months into 2021? It feels like only yesterday that we all got the message to go home, and stay there. As things are ‘slowly’ getting back to normal, you need something to narrate all this change, right? If yes, I have the perfect thing for you. If not, well then I’d recommend … Continue reading CALM – Is There Anybody Alive Out There / Something’s Changing

Album Review: Best Girl Athlete

Words: The Captain Photo: George Mackie Following her debut album, “Carve Every Word” in 2015, Katie Buchan – aka Best Girl Athlete – has returned with her brand new album, the self-titled Best Girl Athlete, which she wrote prior to turning 18 with her father Charley. Katie has already done a lot in her young years. Check it out! She has: – Toured Europe AND the U.S – Released an album that … Continue reading Album Review: Best Girl Athlete

E.P Review: All These Days by Gordon’s Alive!

Words: The Captain Photo: Micky Cooper In the words of Kuzco… “BOOM BABY!” (if you don’t know what I mean, watch “The Emperor’s New Groove”, you won’t regret it). Some swish new music to get my lugs around. “All These Days” is Gordon’s Alive!’s second E.P and they are very much rockin’ (geddit?) the old school rock style. It’s super awesome! Good riffs, nice vocals … Continue reading E.P Review: All These Days by Gordon’s Alive!