We are over the moon to announce the return of flagship taste-maker event, A Stone’s Throw Festival to the beautiful Newcastle coastline this May 25th! In 2022 the success of AST marked a pivotal moment for the toon, as it managed to establish itself on a national scale.  This led to many new ideas and … Continued

The 1st of September sees the release of the ‘Can’t Back Down’ from charismatic singer/songwriter, Finn Forster. Hailing from Middlesbrough, Forster has amassed a strong collection of songs since releasing his debut single in 2019, and this latest effort is yet another worthy addition to his arsenal. Instrumentally led by acoustic guitars, Forster’s impassioned voice … Continued

Jack Mercer is a musician who’s been perfecting his craft and grinding his way through the industry since he was a distraught teenager looking for somewhere, anywhere, to put his unrelenting energy. Now a thoughtful and prolific artist operating under the name VC Pines, he is on the cusp of an exciting and expansive debut record which is … Continued

  Since releasing her debut single in 2021, Lizzie Esau has gone from strength to strength, honing her sound. This has culminated in the release of her first EP, ‘Deepest Blue’, an offering of five songs that exemplifies the talent of the Newcastle native. Esau uses this EP to demonstrate her lyrical ability, writing songs … Continued

The 9th June saw the release of ‘Expensive Things’, the debut single from Sunderland rockers, Chloe & the Brainwaves. This track is a statement of intent, combining catchy hooks with powerful lyrics to produce a track that will not be forgotten. ‘Expensive Things’ is a rallying call. Inspired by the strategies employed by large corporations … Continued

It’s been a remarkable few days for north-east native ERNIE, with the release of his debut single ‘Pink Headaches’ being followed by opening the stage at St James Park for fellow Geordie, Sam Fender two days later. Indeed, ERNIE’s first release proves that he was worthy of such an opportunity. ERNIE’s softly sung melodies are accompanied by multiple … Continued

If you’ve found your way onto a sticky club floor lately, it’s likely you’re already familiar with LOWES – if you’re not yet acquainted with the three faces behind the music, you’ll probably recognise one of their various dance collaborations which have seen them touch hands with some of the biggest names in the business. The band may … Continued