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‘An old strain of English magic had returned’: stars on why they fell in love with Kate Bush
As a new generation continues to discover her via Running Up That Hill, musicians including Sharon Van Etten and Brian Molko reveal how the singer changed their lives

As told to Rachel Aroesti

01, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Futureheads: Powers review – a welcome return

Phil Mongredien

01, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Latitude festival review – stylish, dramatic and surprisingly edgy
It may be the most middle-class of events, but pink sheep, Scottish sarcasm and Stereophonics singalongs notwithstanding, it was still classy

Dave Simpson

22, Jul, 2019 @10:33 AM

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Barry Hyde and the Malody Ensemble – a brave and powerful confessional
The Futureheads frontman revisits a decade of mental illness in a haunting, darkly funny and deeply moving set

Mark Beaumont

25, Jul, 2016 @10:38 AM

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'I got my life backwards': Futurehead Barry Hyde on mental illness and his solo album Malody
Hyde was 19 when he had his first music success – and his first manic episode. He talks about his mental health issues and how his new solo album brought respite

Harriet Gibsone

05, Apr, 2016 @12:44 PM

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New band of the week: Shields (No 85)
Slick, soaring electropop with a candy coating designed to give you a sugar high

Paul Lester

08, Jan, 2016 @3:33 PM

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Rockness – review

The booking and scheduling may have felt patchy, but pinch-yourself beautiful views of Loch Ness, relentless beats and the heavy, heavy monster sound of Madness won over the crowds, writes Malcolm Jack

Malcolm Jack

10, Jun, 2013 @5:03 PM

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Brighter times ahead for live music in Sunderland?

Wearside music promoter Dan Carson previews Independent 2 and talks to owner Paul Smiles and lead promoter Ben Wall

Dan Carson

14, Nov, 2012 @4:32 PM

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Johnny Lydon is headline act at Sunderland festival

The former Sex Pistols lead singer is bringing his band to the Split Festival to the delight of music fans, new guest blogger James Hunt reports

James Hunt

17, Sep, 2012 @6:38 PM

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Sunderland and Music: the people, the place, the culture.

In the last of the Guardian Northerner's posts on Wearside's great music debate, musician Neil Wood and student Hannah Matterson put their views

07, May, 2012 @1:00 PM

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A football stadium, a mammoth promotions corporation and 'infrastructure' maketh not a music scene.

Another slant on the who, whats, whens and whys of how Sunderland became the north-east's hotbed of musical creativity. Dan Carson speaks to today's young musicians and promoters on Wearside

Dan Carson

03, May, 2012 @9:00 AM

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The Sunderland sound - where credit is REALLY due

David Brewis of Field Music takes issue with yesterday's Guardian Northerner post, recalling the free-wheeling, spirited genesis of the city's contemporary music and the role of an inspirational youth worker

David Brewis

02, May, 2012 @8:59 AM

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