think it could be a 7 rather than 6 mind, and What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted is a highlight for me.
the best review of a terrible album i have ever read, I think.
"a song so bad that I left my girlfriend and had my house demolished after hearing it."- amazing.
it's the only place in the North East with a 'proper' fully functioning music scene. Middlesbrough has bits and pieces but there are only a couple of really good promoters/venues, Sunderland has barely anything outside of gigs at the Independent- it's so close to Newcastle that bands just play gigs there (unless they're trying to make some sort of "we're from Sunderland, us" point, in which case they'll do something at the aforementioned Independent)
It would be really stupid to try and spread an article like this evenly across geographical areas. It's like having an article about Greater Manchester, then complaining that most of the bands mentioned are from central and south Manchester, and that Bury and Hyde are under represented.
The regions that these local music columns refer to should be nothing but a catchment area, and shouldn't dictate the content of the articles. If it's only about Newcastle, that's cos nothing of note has happened anywhere else in the North East lately.