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Music

SINGLE REVIEW: Shake – Hot Laundry.

The only upside to an extended festive period in Tier 3 is that it gave me the opportunity to catch-up on some of the recent releases that have been sent to me in the forlorn hope of me reviewing them. I don’t encourage this behaviour for three reasons: I am essentially a very leisurely writer; […]

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Music

Reasons To Be Cheerful – 2021.

Okay. 2020 is over. Finished. Done with. Don’t look back. Nothing to see there. Turn to the light. Look ahead. Let us focus on the future. With that spirit in mind, after you’ve quaffed your New Year Bubbly in your family bubble, here are a few bands that you can bring you some joy in […]

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Music

2021 Ones to Watch – West Yorkshire

When Adam (H2N editor) asked me if I might like to write a piece about five acts to watch for 2021, my heart sagged a touch. How to choose? 2020 has been such a magnificent year for new music, despite the wipe out car crash going on in the rest of our lives. I always […]

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Music

2021 Ones to Watch – North-East

This year, we’re going around the regions of the UK, bringing you our ones to watch for 2021. First up, our north-east writer Jay Landman has picked his five artists being tipped to have breakout years from up north. Abnorm Grunge/Pop-Punk group, Abnorm, released their debut single ‘Citrus’ in September 2020, announcing their arrival onto […]

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REVIEW: Tonight – Clear Vinyl

Clear Vinyl formed in 2019 and have since battled the biggest rollercoaster ride of all; last time H2N covered the Sheffield artist was, we loved “Into The Night” their March 2020 release and they’re ending this year in style with the release of “Tonight”. One word immediately springs to mind when I see Clear Vinyl […]

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Arts/Theatre

REVIEW: The Travelling Panto – York Theatre Royal

If you’d have said to me back in the summer, that I’d be watching a pantomime this year, I’d have said “Oh no I won’t.” In the traditional pantomime way though, York Theatre Royal had other options, yelling a resounding “Oh yes you will” as they deliver the Travelling Panto to pantomime fans across the […]

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Music

E.P. Review: ‘To’ – Luca Wilding.

Everyone has a different entry level artist who has introduced them to the work of Leonard Cohen, even if they don’t know it. To some unfortunates, it may be Alexandra Burke et al on The X Factor. For me it was Ian McCulloch when he cited Cohen as a big influence on Echo and the […]

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Music

Review: Head In The Sand – The Pretty Visitors.

Hailing from Brighton and taking their title from the Arctic Monkeys‘ song of the same name, The Pretty Visitors are Connor Reid (vocals), Aaron Evans (guitar), Sam Bennett (bass) and Jack Rudland (drums). They’ve supported bands of the calibre of Circa Waves, and have headlined their own sold out shows at The Joiners, Southampton, and […]

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Music

FEATURE: Hunybees

You’d be forgiven for never of hearing the band ‘HUNYBEES’. But if it’s something you don’t know, then get to know. This quartet from the small town of Hitchin in Hertfordshire are due success, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they produced a big hit sooner or later. The band currently only have released 3 […]

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Music

Review: Feel It – The Kicklips.

The Kicklips are a Sheffield based trio who formed in 2017. They are Beck Harley (bass/vocals), Mo Ghani (guitar), and Dan Siddall on drums. They have played at The IOW Festival and Truck Festival, worked with producer Alan Smyth (Arctic Monkeys), and already have a string of raucous rock and roll songs such as Rose […]