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A former University of Sunderland student has reached number two in the music charts after his debut release. Nathan Brown, from Ryhope, Sunderland had his first single released earlier this month after signing with Italian record label DPE. His two track EP went to number two in the Beatport electronic music chart. The single ‘I […]

Spark Sunderland spoke to newly appointed UoS Spartans American Football Committee Member, Finlay McIntyre, who joined Sunderland’s team only this year. After completing a year on the team, he has made countless friends, of all ages, religions, and ethnicities, in which they’ve made a safe space for his first year at university. He’s also arguably […]

Small music venues are in crisis, according to the Music Venue Trust, 66 venues have closed in the last 12 months. However, we at Spark believe they need celebrating. As part of this we went to Cobalt Studios and asked them why they love their venue and why you should too. One of the reasons […]

Hey guys I’m LNX an upcoming artist from Manchester and my main genre overall I’d say is pop but I do like experimenting with different styles and genres too. My inspiration as an artist is my passion for music since I was a kid remembering all the lyrics to my favourite songs on the radio […]

In the last decade-and-a-half, there has been an explosion in the popularity of vinyl records. But who are the people fuelling the vinyl revival? Callum Rowe investigates. 

North East venue Bobiks has announced its closure after over four years. The closure comes after the Punch Bowl Hotel (which houses the venue) in Jesmond has recently changed operators from Frank & Bird to local Mexican restaurant Birria Bella. Bobiks themselves have given the reason for the closure as the music venue  “doesn’t fit […]

By Erin Jardine Divine Image are a six-piece hardcore metal band from Sunderland, who describe themselves as “defying genre boundaries” and creating a “harsh, groovy wall of sound.” And it’s true that although they do a lot of heavy guitar riffing, they also have an atmospheric tone, reminiscent of Realm Of Torment and Xnomad. Divine […]

By Joseph Lynch Film rating: 8/10 Three years after the enigmatic spectacle that was Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune, we are blessed with a sequel – and one that delivers. Sequels are often regarded as very hit-or-miss in our culture. Sometimes we get ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, other times we get ‘Jaws: The Revenge’. But Dune Two […]


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