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5 Newcastle bands you should be listening to right now

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Last week’s post was so popular, we’re going to make this a regular thing. And why not? Newcastle music is really making an impact on the national and international stage at the moment. So join us as we celebrate another 5 local artists you should be listening to right now![/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”hsl(0, 0%, 93%)” parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true” style=”margin: 0px 0px 10px 0px;”]Yev Kassem[/x_custom_headline][x_image type=”none” src=”https://newcastlelive.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/yev.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” style=”width:100%;”][cs_text]dave. frontman aka Noah Church aka Yev Kassem is a phenomenal song writer. The recent Uni band comp gave us our first taste of his solo project and we’ve been hooked ever since. The vocals are raw, honest and perfectly heart wrenching. Think of this project as your go to for hard times, sad times, or whenever you need to seek solace in this big wide world of ours.

Top track: ‘Eggsecutor’[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true” style=”margin:0px 0px 10px 0px;”]Listen[/x_custom_headline][x_raw_content][/x_raw_content][x_gap size=”20px”][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true” style=”margin:0px 0px 10px 0px;”]See[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Yev Kassem’s band dave play the Cambridge Hotel on June 2. [/cs_text][x_button size=”global” block=”true” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”https://www.facebook.com/yevkassemmusic/” title=”” target=”blank” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_icon type=”facebook-official” class=”mvn mln mrs”]Yev Kassem on Facebook[/x_button][x_gap size=”10px”][x_button size=”global” block=”true” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”https://www.facebook.com/davebandnewcastle/” title=”” target=”blank” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_icon type=”facebook-official” class=”mvn mln mrs”]dave on Facebook[/x_button][x_gap size=”20px”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_gap size=”50px”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”hsl(0, 0%, 93%)” parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true” style=”margin: 0px 0px 10px 0px;”]Nelipot[/x_custom_headline][x_image type=”none” src=”https://newcastlelive.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nelipot.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” style=”width:100%;”][cs_text]Another band comp alumni and also (spoiler alert) overall winner from a super tough grand final is Nelipot. These guys hail from the Central Coast but don’t hold that against them. Self described as barefoot music enthusiasts, the three piece throw a really quirky right hook at the alt-rock genre. These guys don’t take themselves too seriously but they’ve got a phenomenal talent. They also wrote a song dedicated to Mums with perms so what’s not to love? If you ever get the chance to see them live, make sure you do because they bloody kill it on stage.

Top track: ‘Denim’[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true” style=”margin:0px 0px 10px 0px;”]Listen[/x_custom_headline][x_raw_content][/x_raw_content][x_gap size=”20px”][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true” style=”margin:0px 0px 10px 0px;”]See[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Nelipot will open Live On The Lawn on Saturday 27 May, and again at Bandapalooza III at the Lass O’Gowrie Hotel on 10 June. [/cs_text][x_button size=”global” block=”true” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”https://www.facebook.com/pg/nelipotofficial/events/” title=”” target=”blank” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_icon type=”facebook-official” class=”mvn mln mrs”]Nelipot on Facebook[/x_button][x_gap size=”20px”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Error, group does not exist! Check your syntax! (ID: 18)[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”hsl(0, 0%, 93%)” parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true” style=”margin: 0px 0px 10px 0px;”]RAAVE TAPES[/x_custom_headline][x_image type=”none” src=”https://newcastlelive.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/raave.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” style=”width:100%;”][cs_text]I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Joab Eastley is the Joan Jett equivalent (which is pretty much the highest musical compliment I can personally give anyone) he’s also the fearless frontman of RAAVE TAPES. If you haven’t listened to these guys yet;

1: Where have you been and,

2: Stop and rectify this immediately.

Cute and bouncy indie pop and by far my hot pick for the best band in Newcastle.

Top track: ‘2 U xoxo’
[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true” style=”margin:0px 0px 10px 0px;”]Listen[/x_custom_headline][x_raw_content][/x_raw_content][x_gap size=”20px”][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true” style=”margin:0px 0px 10px 0px;”]See[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]RAAVE TAPES play Hotel Steyne in Manly with Birdhouse on 28 July. [/cs_text][x_button size=”global” block=”true” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”https://www.facebook.com/RAAVETAPES/?ref=br_rs” title=”” target=”blank” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_icon type=”facebook-official” class=”mvn mln mrs”]RAAVE TAPES on Facebook[/x_button][x_gap size=”20px”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_gap size=”50px”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”hsl(0, 0%, 93%)” parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true” style=”margin: 0px 0px 10px 0px;”]Rachel Maria Cox[/x_custom_headline][x_image type=”none” src=”https://newcastlelive.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/rmc.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” style=”width:100%;”][cs_text]Rachel Maria Cox aka RMC is a singer/songwriter who really just has a lot of feelings, but most importantly they are also very very talented. No matter whether they’re backed by a full band or doing a show solo, their performance is always captivating, and guaranteed to make you feel a little bit better about whatever emotional turmoil you’re attempting to charge through on the daily. Oh and they also have a new single coming out on the 1st of June and a whole host of gigs coming up so keep your ears peeled kids.

Top track: ‘A phone I can’t use’[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true” style=”margin:0px 0px 10px 0px;”]Listen[/x_custom_headline][x_raw_content]

[/x_raw_content][x_gap size=”20px”][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true” style=”margin:0px 0px 10px 0px;”]See[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Rachel Maria Cox play The Lass O’Gowrie Hotel tonight (26 May) with Paper Thin, Azim Zain and His Lovely Bones (CBR) and Landmarks. [/cs_text][x_button size=”global” block=”true” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”https://www.facebook.com/RachelMariaCox/” title=”” target=”blank” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_icon type=”facebook-official” class=”mvn mln mrs”]Rachel Maria Cox on Facebook[/x_button][x_gap size=”20px”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_gap size=”50px”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”hsl(0, 0%, 93%)” parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true” style=”margin: 0px 0px 10px 0px;”]Treehouse Children[/x_custom_headline][x_image type=”none” src=”https://newcastlelive.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/16387327_1413899005371261_2128739653604385978_n.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” style=”width:100%;”][cs_text]Looking for some indie-pop bangers to fill your headphones? Look no further, the Treehouse Children have got you covered. Their sound is tight, the songwriting exceptional, and they’re guaranteed to have you waving your hands in the air like you just don’t care. These guys absolutely crush it on stage and lucky for you, you can actually catch them in the flesh this weekend at Live on the Lawn

Top Track: ‘Woo’[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true” style=”margin:0px 0px 10px 0px;”]Listen[/x_custom_headline][x_raw_content][/x_raw_content][x_gap size=”20px”][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true” style=”margin:0px 0px 10px 0px;”]Listen[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]The Treehouse Children play Live On The Lawn on Saturday 27 May.[/cs_text][x_button size=”global” block=”true” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”https://www.facebook.com/thetreehousechildren/” title=”” target=”blank” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_icon type=”facebook-official” class=”mvn mln mrs”]The Treehouse Children on Facebook[/x_button][x_gap size=”20px”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_gap size=”50px”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]

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I write words about talented people doing talented things, and translate chatter by putting pen to paper.

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