Festival Review: Hit The North 2018

The organisers of this years' Hit The North Festival did not leave themselves an easy task of making the main festival the stand out day. With three incredible opening parties and a truly brilliant Meet The North you'd be forgiven for expecting the main festival to not live up to expectations. What is for sure... Continue Reading →


Joe Goodwin and the Lost Souls // The Hiss EP

There’s always some room in my heart for music that feels like a theatrical performance, and local Leeds guys Joe Goodwin and the Lost Souls fit the bill with their recently released debut EP, The Hiss. Here Joe Goodwin and the Lost Souls offer the soundtrack to an early hours wander home through deserted city... Continue Reading →

Meet The North Festival: Live Review, Newcastle

Following the incredible opening party at the O2 Academy on Friday 4th May, Meet the North festival took over Newcastle on Saturday. Showcasing the best in new talent, Hit The North's little sister festival was a fantastic spectacle and we certainly feel like we caught some of the acts of tomorrow at the event. Kicking things off... Continue Reading →

Festival Review: Live at Leeds 2018

One of the banes of any festival is the wristband exchange. Live at Leeds is no exception, particularly when the exchange is at the music school and the only near-by venue is the Wardrobe. While I was up bright and early, and had set my heart on kicking off the day with Idles, the queue... Continue Reading →

Single Review: Deep City Diver, Dream Sequence

Following on from Deep City Diver’s impressively diverse, professional and expansive 2017 released debut album (also called Deep City Diver, reviewed by H2N back in September) the Aussie and Stoke but now London based boys continue their musical journey with what is another complex and pleasing tune; their new single Dream Sequence. The vocals of... Continue Reading →

Hit The North: Live Review, Circa Waves + Sunset Sons

Hit the North festival is taking part over this bank holiday weekend in venues across Newcastle. Last night, there were three incredible opening parties for weekend ticket holders to access including Jungle at the Boiler Shop and Drenge on their big comeback tour at Riverside. Being huge fans of Circa Waves though, it was a no brainer for us that we... Continue Reading →

Singles in 150 Words: Palmes, Soak

Huddersfield band Palmes are back with their first single of 2018, Soak following the release of EP 18A earlier on in the year. Ever maturing their sound, Soak is the most defined track of theirs to date. The three-piece are quickly becoming accustomed with combining synth and guitar layers, with a powerful vocal and killer... Continue Reading →

DMA’s: Album Review, For Now

The first time I ever saw DMA's live was supporting The Courteeners in 2014 and I could not believe they weren't from Manchester, let alone Australia. Their sound is so true to 90s British Rock music and their debut Hill's End was an almost continuation of where Oasis left off, positioning them extremely well to kick on with... Continue Reading →

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