30 seconds interview: Gallery Circus

If massive riffs and killer choruses are your jam, then Geordie twin-set Gallery Circus are bound to tickle your ears. Don't miss the new EP, Chi-Town Dogs, out this week via Killing Moon...

Interview: Maximo Park

'I feel in some way responsible as an artist to reflect the world I live in': Maxïmo Park's Paul Smith on getting personal and political on their new album...

Playlist: Tough Tits

We asked Newcastle punks Tough Tits to put together a playlist to mark the release of their new Anxious/No Know EP - listen to songs from Mika Miko, Dyke Drama and Patti Smith…

Playlist: Lulu James

Welcome to our new playlist, compiled by 21st century soul star Lulu James. Listen to her selections ranging from Solange to Ladysmith Black Mambazo…

30 seconds interview: Tough Tits

What have Newcastle three piece Tough Tits got other than the best band name in the world? An energetic, hook heavy punk squall - meet a trio with guitars set to stun.

30 seconds interview: Bernaccia

Blues rockers Bernaccia have been blazing a trail out of the north east throughout 2014, sharing stages with Royal Blood and Wolf People and gaining plenty of praise from critics. Check out new EP Light //-// Dark…

M meets… Shields

Shields are a talented electro pop/rock band from Newcastle that have a very clear idea of the music they want to make.

Midem & SXSW briefings

To help UK companies who are considering attending or applying for artists to perform at either or both of these events, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) are working with partners around the UK to deliver a series of briefing events to tell you all about the opportunities that these important events can offer.