Evolution Emerging is so close I can smell it. And it smells GOOD.

In this very special edition of The Tipping Point, we take you through everything you need to know to help you prepare to sniff out your new favourite band somewhere in one glorious night of FREE music. So sniff up, dive in and come and get a whiff of Evolution Emerging. It smells good.


First up, we asked some of our most prolific Tippers to give us their routes for Emerging. Here’s what they said:

Dan Carson
The Line Of Best Fit, NME, Artrocker
3200 Tigers – They’re got a pure, unashamed pop side but there’s hints of soul and RnB in there with the 808s and Abigail’s chocolatey vox. Their first show but I reckon they’ll be great fun.

Lionhall – Their Tiny Lights Christmas contribution was one of the loveliest things I’ve heard come out of the region for ages; really looking forward to seeing that xx-y, tenderness recreated live.

Goodbye Chanel – Scott’s influenced by some of my favourite bands of recent years so I was always gonna be a sucker for his dreamy, reverb-laced pop. ‘Liefe’ is killer tune.

Richard Smith – I must have seen Rich play a dozen sets with various bands over the years but I genuinely think he’s got his sound nailed as a solo act. The EP he put out last year was huge and so well-received. I was delighted for him.

Let’s Buy Happiness – Expecting queues out of the door and round the block for this one. They’ve been so patient over the years; gradually improving the live show and packing their sound out with loops and crunchier guitar parts. They’re on the cusp of something very big indeed.

Tom Cotton
Head of Music Amazing Radio

Blank Maps
Eliza & The Bear
Terra T
Dedmoon and Diagrams
Oh and ME

Henry Carden
Pay For The Piano
I’m hoping to spend as much of my Evolution Emerging with Jurgen Klopp as possible, but football aside, I’ll be kicking off my trail with Dressed Like Wolves (8:30pm /Heart Attack & Vine) before making my way to either The Cluny or Tyne Bar. If I’m in a more melodic mood – it’ll be The Cluny for Eliza and the Bear and Shields, but if I’m feeling more dark and brooding, it’ll be the Tyne Bar for Rivals and Goy Boy McIlroy. After seeing GBM steal the show supporting Temples and Drenge the other week, I think I’m in need of another fix from them… Choices, choices, choices.


Prepare for your night by using this thing of beauty to listen to tracks from all on the bill and make sure YOU don’t miss your new favourite band. Click through the image to use it in all its interactive glory.

Evo Emerging ClashChecker


If you’re worried about finding your way about Ouseburn Valley throughout the night, worry no more, for we’ve got your back. We’ve made a Google Map, featuring stage times and the location of each venue at this year’s Evolution Emerging, making it even easier for you to catch your new favourite band. Give it a whirl here. Hint: It works even better in mobiles.



We’ve got a handful of handy playlists, featuring music from every band on the bill.  Getting ya lugs round all the artists and start researching your Evolution Emerging 2013 NOW. Listen, share and enjoy. Here’s our Soundcloud playlist:

And for those who prefer pictures with their music, our YouTube playlist is below:

, the eagle-eyed amongst you will have spotted the three Secret Special Guests slots on the Evolution Emerging line up. Want to know who they are? Of course you do. Here’s how YOU can be one of the FIRST to find out.

Sign up to our exclusive Evolution Emerging mailing list to be one of the first to find out who our super secret special guests are and, NOT ONLY THAT, you could be in with a chance of winning a super special, money can’t buy, Evolution Weekend Prize Bundle, which will include all of the following:


That’s all for now. How are you? I like your hair.

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