Nobody will help us; we’ll do everything ourselves. Despite the odds, Newcastle’s vibrant DIY music scene is thriving

Left to right: Kenosist, Mariam Rezaei, Me Lost Me, Geoff Kirkwood and Late Girl. Composite: Guardian Design; Fairlight Photography; Michelle Allen; Anya Clayton   Although funding is running out and venues are shutting, the underground music scene in the north-east is booming, with everything from pagan folk to deep techno to raw noise   A 40-minute […]

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Eliza Carthy: “Folk music is sexy and filthy, and you fall over” I live thus

“I’m a Yorkshire scrub”… Whitby’s Eliza Carthy Christopher Thomond/Guardian   Covid nearly brought her and her illustrious family to ruin. She was the pink-haired fiddler who punked up the people. Eliza Carthy discusses being broke, losing a loved one, and the therapeutic value of booze- and bawdy-themed songs   The Waterson-Carthy folk dynasty’s situation did […]

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How To Define Indie Music – Our Take

This article will discuss how to define indie music in the simplest way. However, before we get into the nitty gritty of this thing, we need to get a basic understanding of what it means. Before indie music was being developed, it had to do with what was referred to as Americana. Americana was a […]

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