Since being a young girl, I’ve always admired Britney Spears for her iconic fashion choices and her raw talent, but since the release of the Framing Britney Spears documentary, I respect her even more.
TV Review: It’s a Sin
I’ve always classed myself as an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. I do whatever I can to support them and spread awareness on issues that they are affected by. But I have some gaps in my knowledge of certain topics, as I’m sure many of us do. One of the …
Drag Race UK song takes the nation by storm
‘Bing, Bang, Bong, UK Hun?’ These are lyrics of the song that has been stuck in all of our heads since last week, when the contestants of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK performed the repetitive but fun bop as part of a challenge.
Holly Allton’s reading challenge
Every year I set myself a reading challenge. I always set it at the achievable amount of 12 books a year, which is only one book per month. I use the app Goodreads to keep track of my books, as it also allows you to rate books, add and read …
Book Review: ‘Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed’ by Chris and Rosie Ramsey
Chris and Rosie Ramsey host the most successful podcast in the UK right now, Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed. The key to their success? Being real, honest, and relatable. Oh and of course, downright hilarious. And when I say hilarious, I mean literal tears streaming down face, belly laughing, while sitting on …
Single Review: 'Out Of Reach' by Royals
It’s uplifting, it’s anthemic and it’s practically stage-ready; I look forward to seeing what comes of Royals!
Six girl groups to get you through lockdown
I am lover of women in music, especially girl groups, and always have been from a young age. Therefore, while bored and sad in quarantine, I have decided to invest my time in ranking my favourite girl groups, from the princesses of pop to the queens of girl power.
Single Review: Up All Night (Reimagined) by Royals
Royals are a pop-punk band from Southampton. The four piece is made up by Luke Smithson is on vocals/guitar, Will Sherlock is on guitar, Lewis Smyth is on bass and Alex Baker is on drums.
Book Review: Naturally Tan by Tan France
I first discovered Tan France when watching Next in Fashion on Netflix earlier this year. I decided to go and binge-watch Queer Eye after that, which I thoroughly enjoyed, so I thought it was only right that my next step was to read Tan’s memoir ‘Naturally Tan’ which was published …
Gig Review: Social Room // Ivory Wave // The Sherlocks @ The Boiler Shop Newcastle
This was up there as an absolutely great gig, all three artists were fantastic and the atmosphere was incredible.
Single Review: ‘No One Left’ by Hightail
Hightail are a pop punk band from Bristol consisting of Jordan Veale on vocals, George Adams on guitar, Lewis Bellamy on bass and Chris Bretton on drums. Their first single of this year ‘No One Left’ is an emotional tear jerking song with upbeat guitar riffs and heavy drums.
Single Review: ‘Anxiety’s A Bitch (Don’t Let It Kill You)’ by Too Close For Missiles
Too Close For Missiles are a local pop-punk band from Newcastle Upon Tyne. The band consists of John Arkle on Vocals/Guitar, Chris Thompson on Guitar, Andy Tatters on Bass/Vocals and Rob Ledger on Drums.
Double Single Review: ‘CORPSER’ and ‘Dead Tired’ by SHAME.
SHAME. are a metal core band from Bedfordshire. They embarked on their to venture to make music in 2019. The band consists of James Fox on vocals, Jamie Fleming on guitar and vocals, Ross Davidson on guitar, Adam Davidson on drums and Connor Connolly on bass.
Opinion: Northern Lights' Music Taste
This took me almost two months and completely took over my life…
Album Review: 'Akvamarin' by Gravel Shores
I would recommend this album to anyone looking for something a little more unique and interesting to broaden their musical horizons and I would be interested to hear any of Gravel Shores’ new music in the future, but I am unlikely to revisit this album myself as a whole.
Theatre Review: Snow White Pantomime
Every year, The Customs House in South Shields puts on a pantomime during the Christmas period. This year, it was Snow White. This was a special pantomime because it is a remake of the first ever panto to be performed at the Customs House in 1994. The director Ray Spencer …
Review: Little Mix – LM5 The Tour
The show kicked off with the first of the two support acts; New Rules, a 3-piece band of baby-faced lads and their guitars. All in all, they were enjoyable to watch as even sang a few of their original songs which were quite catchy. I got 5 Seconds of Summer …
Top 5 Netflix Original Series That Went Viral
Netflix is now famously known for its original films and TV shows. There are so many options on the streaming service that it would be impossible to try and watch them all. Some are amazing and some are quite frankly, terrible. This list is going to go back in time …
Michael Rice: Interview | Northern Lights
If the gigantic smile that’s tattooed to his face isn’t a big enough hint that the news of winning £50,000 is overwhelming, then the fidgeting and sweaty palms do. From small-time busker to winner of BBC One’s All Together Now, Michael Rice talks about his rise to stardom.
Review: The Fratellis – 30/3/18 | Northern Lights
A blast from the past had fans bouncing as iconic Scottish band The Fratellis took to the 02 Academy stage on March 30 with their old smash hits and new tracks from their latest album.
Sabrina Carpenter stuns in her first European concert at the Metro Radio Arena | Northern Lights
In my first exclusive, I interviewed Sabrina Carpenter on her first European gig, her career moving on from Disney and her musical inspirations.
Review: Launch Day @ Dance City
Never have I been proud to say where I come from till tonight (March 5), as Dance City celebrates the North East’s industrial history via the dance performance of Launch Day.
Review: Sam Dickinson @ Alphabetti Theatre
Never have I seen an artist make a come back like Sam Dickinson has tonight (March 4). He has been away from the North East music scene for a while now but at the Alphabetti Theatre (think underground fringe theatre) in Newcastle, Sam certainly had a lot to shout about.
Review: Cattle & Cane @ Think Tank
Walking around Newcastle city centre before I go to see a gig at the Think Tank, I see buskers playing the guitar singing their hearts out. It is watching this that I realise how talented we are, when it comes to music on the North East music scene. Linking in …
Preview: Speakeasy at Dance City
A work in progress, Southpaw Dance Company hopes you won’t be drunk on energy that they pour into their performance of Speakeasy. Written by Goethe, the tale of Faust has been translated into many languages and now being adapted to dance. It tells a story of how easy it is …
Preview: COAL at Dance City
Gary Clarke is marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the miners’ strike in his dance performance of COAL. Pertinent to the North East’s own mining history, COAL will look back at what life was like for a miner and look into how it affected the working class communities. …
Preview: Africarmen at Dance City
Originally the opera is set in Spain in the 18th century, yet Africarmen tells the tale of villagers living in a modern day world in Africa that is full of corruption, desire and deceit. Sick of this life, Carmen dreams of escaping it to find a better life. Tavaziva is …
Review: Will Varley in Newcastle
As this reviewer ponders around the venue waiting for the Will Varley gig to start, she wonders if she is in the right place, for the rest of the people around her look a little shabby thus making her feel a little uncomfortable and rather overdressed. It is only until …
Review: Call The Midwife - Christmas Special 2015
Exploding puddings, plenty of snow and the BBC want to head to Poplar. Yes, that’s right – our favourite Midwifes from Nonnatus House were back on Christmas Day for a one-off festive episode. The show kicked off with some heartwarming scenes where Sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt) takes on the …
Review: The 1975 Flaunt Their New Style In Small Concert
Never have I been to a concert as vibrant and colourful as the 1975’s, which is something I never would have expected myself to say. Their theme of only black and white in their previous EPs, albums and concerts was almost ditched, creating a more lively atmosphere full of colour. …