KYEO has written 7 posts for WhiteTapes

B>E>A>K – Interview

You may have noticed that we’re having a launch party on Thursday night to bless our royal wedding to NARC. Magazine and a certain feathered super group from Sunderland are thundering into Newcastle to perform to help us celebrate. In case you’ve been doing bird in prison and don’t know who they are, B>E>A>K are a delectable […]

Month Of Fridays #5 w. Let’s Buy Happiness, Fantasy Friday, Crooked Hand @ The Cluny, Newcastle, 30. September 2011

I‘ve been dreading this. The last Month of Fridays gig has been circled on my little wall planner for some time now, and I’ve felt a grimace of increasing severity creep onto my chops with every day I crossed off towards it. Mostly because I’ve really enjoyed these little reviews, and the routine that’s accompanied […]

Month Of Fridays #4 w. Clock Opera, Mammal Club, Waskerley Way @ The Cluny, Newcastle, 23. September 2011

I‘m actually quite looking forward to the end of these gigs. Partially because, as sparkling sendoffs go, I can’t imagine many better bands to provide it than Let’s Buy Happiness, but also because I’ll hopefully never again have to explain to someone how you can have 5 Fridays in a single month. Tonight was only […]

Split Festival 2011, Ashbrooke Sports Club, Sunderland, 17th – 18th September

So there we have it. After all the preparation, promotion, parades and perspiration, Split Festival finally descended upon us all like a giant blanket of musical brilliance and put the full stop on an emotional summer for the North-East music scene. From This Little Bird unfurling melodies on a cold, wet and windy Fringe stage […]

Month Of Fridays #3 w. Eagulls, Holy Mammoth, Cauls @ The Cluny, Newcastle, 16. September 2011

You know the drill by now, usually I’ll start these things with a strenuous and laboured preamble to set the scene for you. Hello, I’m Adam …yada yada… this is Month of Fridays …blah blah… by gosh, isn’t it such a good idea …etc etc… here’s a pint of Guinness. I’m going to assume now that […]

Month Of Fridays #2 w. The Jezabels, Grandfather Birds and Ajimal @ The Cluny, Newcastle, 9. September 2011

Month of Fridays 2 „This Time It’s Personal“. The Sequel. This time it’s personal. And so on and so forth. Actually, laboured openings to articles aside, the “this time it’s personal” line is actually quite fitting. Although I mean “personal” in a slightly different sense. In stark contrast to the grandeur that accompanied last week’s […]

Month Of Fridays #1 w Minotaurs, The Union Choir, Foon Yap and The Roar, Ajimal @ The Cluny, Newcastle

Curated by Tom Cotton, Generator’s Bob and Joe, Narc magazine’s Linsey Teggert and local songsters Let’s Buy Happiness, Month of Fridays is best described as a spectacular September showcase, of acts both exotic and domestic, right in the heart of Bkyer. Taking over the Cluny and the Cluny 2 for 5 consecutive Fridays, it’ll see […]