Track of the week

Dylan Cartlidge – Wishing Well


‘Wishing Well,’ is a party starter from Dylan Cartlidge that has secured himself a slot as our Track of the Week…

With the new single and freshly announced UK Headline tour, Cartlidge has so much going for him at the minute. ‘Wishing Well,’ shows why the Redcar based artist is worth paying attention to in the coming months. The track is energetic, distinctive and a bona fide earworm.

In an interview with NME (yes you read that correctly!) Dylan talked about the track.

“‘Wishing Well’ is a song where, if you just want to listen to it and groove out, you can – I think it’s a groovy track – but also it has themes of self-discovery, admitting doubt, but not letting too many outside influences crowd your judgement.”

Be sure to catch Dylan Cartlidge on his latest tour. He has dates at Newcastle’s Think Tank? on 29th November and another at Sunderland Independent the following day.


Palma Louca – Free Float


As we get into October, the month of all things supernatural, Palma Louca have a hauntingly gorgeous new song ‘Free Float.’ We’ve summoned it up as our Track of The Week…

‘Free Float’ sounds how you imagine it would from the title alone. Joe Norton’s vocals float above an ambient, sparse soundtrack made possible by the rest of the Palma Louca boys. (These are guitarists Richard Norton and Dan Tiplady, bassist Andrew Thompson and drummer David Chambers).

The pool of artists you can hear hints of is as diverse as it is impressive: Foals, Soundgarden and Jeff Buckley.

If you’re a fan of ‘Free Float’ the band have a whole EP on the way soon! You can also catch them at Tynemouth Surf Cafe on 3rd November. They will be joined by Mayfare, Dead Rabbit and Mr Comfortable.

The Pale White – Wisdom Tooth


The Pale White have found their niche and they are thriving with it on ‘Wisdom Tooth’. We say roll on to their massive December show at Northumbria Institute!…

‘Wisdom Tooth’ had its premiere on Radio 1’s Indie show with Jack Saunders earlier this week. The presenter described the track as a “huge statement” and we can’t agree more.

The song has been kept under wraps for a while- until now that is. Luckily it’s been worth the wait though, picking up nicely from where previous single ‘Peace Of Mind’ left off. 

A slick guitar heavy soundtrack and the smooth vocal performance from lead singer Adam will leave you gasping for another listen.

The Pale White are regarded as being at the top of the game in these parts. However, they are fast becoming contenders for the next generation of major indie acts in the UK.

Watch this space and don’t forget to see them at Northumbria Institute on 8th December. Come on, it’s their biggest hometown show to date!


NE Dons ft. Eyeconic – Pick N Mix


NE Dons continue to usher in a new era with ‘Pick N Mix,’ the next track taken from their forthcoming ‘NANG’ EP…

For ‘Pick N Mix,’ the grime duo have teamed up with  Eyeconic, also based in the North East.  

The track is high octane from the off. NE Dons spit bars with velocity.

They are deservedly at the forefront of the North East’s grime scene. With their material recently featured by Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music, there’s no doubt bigger things are to come.

Keep your eyes peeled for the EP too, due for release on 28th September.

FEVA- ‘Uneasy’


Something wicked this way comes: it’s a new track from FEVA.‘Uneasy’ is 3 minutes of molten hot alternative, dragging the band’s sound into darker dimensions than ever before…

FEVA are one of the bands at the forefront of the music scene in Newcastle. It’s fantastic to see them pushing the envelope with their latest track.

Though FEVA always do a good job at making a radio ready indie tunes ‘Uneasy’ shows that they have new facets to be discovered.

It hits your eardrums like a storm and possesses a glowering, fervent punk-like energy.

Catch FEVA playing Northumbria Institute 2 on September 8th. Tickets are going like hotcakes so don’t delay!


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