• 35364355 1983391205064441 73581384010039296 o - Fallen Mafia release debut video Fallen Mafia release debut video

    You may be no strangers to local act Fallen Mafia – they’ve been around a little while and have done many great shows with us over the years.

    Well.  They’ve debut album ‘Awaken’ due out.  To celebrate, they’ve released a video clip for ‘Breathe’ which you can see below.

    ‘Breathe’ was filmed at the Stonedeaf festival.  There they shared the stage with bands like Skid Row, Anvil, Wolfbane and The Quireboys.   With literally just 9 bands, it was great to see them represented. read more


  • 38633661 1838543179561794 6408717892900093952 n - Auger and deadfilmstar join Lord of the Lost tour Auger and deadfilmstar join Lord of the Lost tour

    We’re pleased to announce that joining Lord Of The Lost on their UK Tour – and therefore kicking us off in Newcastle is some old friends of ours, deadfilmstar and some very new friends of ours, Auger

    The show is at The Cluny on November 21st – tickets from www.seetickets.com

    Auger have been making great strides for theirselves in the past year or so, impressing many audiences and receiving amazing reviews and publicity.

    Check out their video for My Guardian below

    deadfilmstar have a lot wider history – they’ve been up here before with shows including Combichrist, Mortiis and Jayce Lewis. read more


  • 36923470 2252509714977070 399497950700503040 n 770x375 - Hands off Gretel - Kiss Me Girl video Hands off Gretel – Kiss Me Girl video

    Hands off Gretel - Kiss Me Girl

    Yorkshire grunge punk pop 4-piece Hands Off Gretel unveil new storming single ‘Kiss Me Girl’ ahead of a September/October UK headline run, of shows swiftly followed with a support tour with the VirginMarys in November (all dates below). In songwriter and front-woman Lauren Tate, there’s a force of nature driving the band forwards, on and off stage (Lauren also does all the videos, merch and artwork) that won’t stop until Hands Off Gretel hit the top.

    ​Lauren says, ‘We have been off the radar for a few months, but we have a lot of new songs under our belt now and we are just revving the engine ready to go full throttle. Kiss Me Girl is gives you a flavour of what’s to come! You are going to be hearing a lot more from us over the next few months!’ read more


  • M88A9310 - Hands off Gretel - October show Hands off Gretel – October show

    Hands off Gretel - Newcastle show on October 26th

    We are delighted to welcome Hands off Gretel to Newcastle as part of their October tour.

    Fronted by scream-queen Lauren Tate, the South Yorkshire four-piece bring their mix of garage rock, grunge and pop-rock to the Globe on October 26th.

    Energy, chaos, nihilism and debauchery abound, a trip with Hands Off Gretel will leave you spent. A beautifully polished ballet of chaos, costume and drama presenting lyrics that echoes the angst and vulnerability of growing up in 21st century Britain.” – Northern Exposure read more


  • final copy - All you need to know about the 2018 M2TM Final All you need to know about the 2018 M2TM Final

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    Everything you need to know about the M2TM Final.

    This Saturday marks 2018 final of the Newcastle M2TM.

    A winning band will gain a slot playing on the New Blood stage at Bloodstock.

    This is the third year we’ve been doing this and so a little reminder of how things work.

    WHEN AND WHERE DOES THE FINAL TAKE PLACE?

    The final takes place this Saturday, June 23rd, at Trillians Rock Bar.

    HOW MUCH IS ENTRY?

    For the second year running, we’ve been able to keep entry to the final (along with all previous rounds) free of charge.

    WHAT TIME DOES IT START?

    Trillians will be open all day and fans can come and go as they please. We expect the first band to take to the stage at 7.15pm. read more


  • M2TM – Heat 3 write up

    Heat 3, already?

    We’re half way through the heats? This is flying over.

    A horribly close evening where every judge carried a different opinion. Chucking in the crowd reactions and applying to the calculations and formula (there is a process to this, honest. It’s probably more straight forward than I make out).

    So, first up we have Creature.
    I’ve a lot of time for Creature, they’re a fun grunge band and very enjoyable. I kinda hate thinking of stuff like this in any way retro. It certainly feels fresh and relevant.
    They were one of my pre-contest tips to do well, especially as they made the play offs last year – but the opening slot in a tough heat works against them a bit. read more


  • jizzy newcastle - Love/Hate ? Jizzy Pearl previews more music ahead of tour Love/Hate ? Jizzy Pearl previews more music ahead of tour

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    With the UK tour due to begin in just a matter of days, Jizzy Pearl has been previewing more material from the forthcoming album ‘All You Need is Soul’.

    Recently, an audio for ‘High for an Eye’ was released – you can hear that here (clicky).

    There was also recently a video for ‘You’re Going to Miss Me When I’m Gone’.  A link to that is at the bottom of this post.

    Fans and critics alike have been very impressed by these tracks.  There’s a very solid traditional vibe about them.  But, let’s be honest – they’re just damn fine tracks! read more


  • M2TM Heat 2 Write Up

    M2TM starts with an uncomfortable headache.

    The lads from Nephilim are quite young looking and lack ID.

    The M2TM Newcastle rules state all band members must be 18 at the time of heat and venue rules is 18+ from 7pm.

    So. Snap discretion – stick them on at 6.30pm and if they get through make sure they arrive with ID for the semis.

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    Yersin

    This does disappoint a few who miss them, which is a shame – they’re a young band clearly brought up on Avenged Sevenfold and they’re certainly tight and competent. read more


  • BANNER - M2TM - Heat 1 - Write Up M2TM – Heat 1 – Write Up

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    Photo by Newcastle Live Bands

    It feels strange starting M2TM so late.
    Normally we’re about half way through the comp by now – but we opted for a later start with weekly, rather than fortnightly, heats.

    Mind – with the recent grotty weather we thought an April start may be more pleasant…

    And yet it STILL snowed.

    However – that didn’t stop the bands, nor a respectable crowd.

    Sadly, we are down to 4 bands. The first heat suffered two drop outs and we were able to replace one, but a little too short notice for the second. read more