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Ask anyone who menstruates, and they’ll tell you the same thing: It sucks the big one. Still, if there’s any band that can spin a negative into a positive, it’s Newcastle’s finest export. Drummer Kat Friend takes the lead on this rousing, defiant rocker – and when backed up by a fellow menstruator in Totty‘s Kelly Jansch, she sounds more or less unstoppable. Spinning their usual jangle-rock into something a bit slicker and tougher, “Busy Bleeding” is the sound of The Gooch Palms broadening their horizons and expanding their palette. It’s unexpected, but that’s what happens when you’re seeing red.

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Leroy & Kat

Out now on Ratbag Records!

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The band name is all-caps. The single title is all lower-case. Don’t let the latter fool you, though – Theres a lot of shouting . There’s also a buzzing, electric riff that blasts through this motherfucker, too. Joab Eastley is a man possessed, sending his humble six-string into outer-space while he shrieks from the bottom of a K-hole just to be heard. Everything about “k bye” is decidedly batshit – and, in all honesty, it should not work nearly as well as it does. Maybe there’s something in the water up in Newcastle. Maybe their drinks got spiked.

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Joab Eastley,
Lewis Horne,
Lindsay O’Connell,

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Newcastle-based indie-folk newcomer Callum Pitt , whose The War On Drugs, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes-influenced sound has attracted a ton of attention in the first half of 2017.

Debut single ‘You’d Better Sell It While You Can’ hurled him straight into the limelight back in January with support slots for the likes of Meadowlark, Cape Cub and Isaac Gracie alongside BBC 6 Music coverage soon following.

Latest offering ‘Least He’s Happy’ has done nothing to stop his momentum, with praise from DIY Magazine for his stunning falsetto voice and finger-picked folk riffs very warmly received.


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Demob Happy have shared the new video for their single ‘Dead Dreamers’. The video features a puppet band who take on some rather demonic situations, not least imitating the band themselves.

The track is a deeply jagged song and speaks volumes of the new album upcoming. Speaking of the track Matt Marcanatonio explained “It’s the fruit of a long weekend and three spare puppets to mess with. We grew up watching Jim Henson films like The Dark Crystal, that was our childhood, and it’s the sort of idea you conjure up but never think you’ll do. Then we ended up with these spare puppets and we couldn’t afford actors so we got all our friends together and made it over a lost weekend.

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Newcastle based band The Pale White

Blending Queens of The Stone Age, Black Keys and old-school blues, debut single ‘Reaction’ is a thrilling introduction for a band shaping up to be the next Royal Blood. This Newcastle band Originally, Sun Dance, the three-piece emerged onto the North East music scene in early 2015 after frontman Adam Hope recruited younger brother Jack on drums and bassist Tom Booth to help him perform his demos live.

Tracks I Want A Reaction and Sticks & Stones, had gathered thousands of plays on Soundcloud and Adam saw the potential of forming a band when he returned to the North East from London. Since coming together The Pale White have become a word-of-mouth band and built a loyal live following which has seen them play sell-out gigs and perform at festivals. The trio now can’t wait to take to the stage to perform their new material.

Frontman Adam said: “We have a lot of Newcastle shows coming up in the next few months to showcase new songs which we’re very excited for. Our first is at Tynemouth Surf Cafe with Baby Strange which has sold out. The Surf Cafe is one of our favourite venues .

‘Reaction’ – the debut single from The Pale White is OUT NOW

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Newcastle Born Eva Stone singer songwriter, tender vulnerability along with a power house vocal, raw passionate acoustic tracks recent support to George Ezra,


Brooke Bentham super singer songwriter from South Shields Newcastle in the North East of England, lovely engaging vocals from the tender opening notes to the tear jerking crescendo its a stunning first listen plus check out her cover of the Bombay Bicycle Club song “Dust on the Ground”.