5 Newcastle bands you should be listening to this week

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It’s the list that breaks up friendships and causes Facebook arguments…. Here’s another 5 local acts you should be listening to right now!

Don’t forget to hit up the LOCAL MUSIC HIT LIST. It’s updated regularly and there’s some great stuff there!

Jones the Cat


Yesssss the boys are flipping BACK IN TOWN! Your last Ep was ridiculously tight and your live show is phenomenal but this track is next level. You’ve nailed your sound and it’s better than I could have imagined. Please keep doing the things that you do. Also, thank you for giving me an anthem for my crappy days.

– Laura Kebby

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Check out the band’s Facebook page for all upcoming gig info.

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Lili Crane


Hi hello g’day Lili, you are v good and exactly what my ears needed this morning. Also, quick question, how do you fit all of that talent into your 16 year old self? V V Good. Your voice is settled, delightful and your songwriting is intricately refreshing. I personally love your sound and i cannot wait to see me. Colour me absolutely impressed.

– Laura Kebby

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No gigs in the calendar just yet, but keep up to date by following Lili on Unearthed…

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Bofolk Ballico


I’ve put off writing about Bofolk Ballico aka Josh Ballico for a long while now. Mostly because every time I tried to pen something, anything at all, everything just came out like a screaming teenager at a Beatles concert. Whether you’re writing about Joey Johns, Kmart, Family, or your deepest and darkest your songwriting is always wonderful, heartfelt and with just the right amount of sarcasm to appeal to every cynic. Also, I am (im)patiently waiting on your new music to be recorded. 

– Laura Kebby

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Hit Bofolk’s Facebook page to find out where he’s playing next!

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Grim Demise


Grim Demise have become part of the staple diet of local metal fans. And for good reason too. Their 2012 debut studio album “Nameless Graves” was full of solid tracks and their live performances are unrelenting and every release since then has seen an evolution in the band’s sound and their approach to song writing . For me though, it’s more about what this band represent and stand for than their actual music. These guys are Newcastle music!

Full Disclosure – Grim Demise’s bass player, Mungo, is a lifelong friend of mine… But then again I’m far from being a metal fan so I stand behind what I’ve said above.

– Dan Beazley

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You can catch Grim Demise at the Newcastle Leagues Club on 17 June

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Bad Luck Kitty


Hands down one of the most entertaining live acts I’ve seen in Newcastle ever. And their latest release, Rockabilly!! lives up to what they’ve delivered on stage every time I see them. Tom Blake would have to be one of the most talented musos in town (I’m a big fan of his solo stuff), but the energy these guys create together is infectious and hard to ignore.

– Dan Beazley

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Bad Luck Kitty rock the Lambton Park Hotel on 24 June.

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