Listen: Keiandra – ‘Icing Sugar’

Next month Newcastle-based singer-songwriter Keiandra will be releasing her much-anticipated debut EP Empty Palaces and will be playing her first show with a full band. Hurrah! In the run up to its release, she’s also shared her latest single, ‘Icing Sugar.’ Now, don’t let the sickly-sweet opening line of ‘Icing Sugar’ put you off; yes,…

Listen: A Festival A Parade – ‘Where’s The Treasure?’

For anyone who’s been hanging around the Newcastle music scene, mumblings of a certain kind-of supergroup might have hit your ears. A Festival A Parade are made up of singer-songwriter Joe Allan, Reece Spencer of post-punk outfit Shades, former drummer of Schultz Liam Tellum and bassist and one half of promoters Beyond the Wall Ollie…

Watch: Transfigure – ‘Fields’

Image: Conor Hancock Sometimes when contemporary music is described as being ‘a bit 80s’ it’s meant with a little bit of malice, like there’s something a bit cheesy going on under the synth sheen. Well there’s nothing cheesy about Newcastle darkwave duo Transfigure, who have a sound that late-80s Depeche Mode would be proud of…

News… Keiandra Shares Latest Single ‘Wanted’

18-year-old Newcastle native Keiandra has been sitting working pretty solidly on her craft since she appeared at the city’s Evolution Emerging festival earlier this year. Skip forward a few months and she’s finally ready to unveil her latest work. And it was well worth the wait. ‘Wanted’ is haunting from the start, with chimes and dark piano…