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Worried that you might have missed on some amazing articles in the last week? Fear not: ICYMI is here to make sure you never miss another feature as we collate all the links you’ll need to read every interview and feature from the past seven days in a handy Sunday supplement. Here’s what you might have missed this week:

Lucy Dowey – we had a chat to the rising digital artist, whose work was featured in Cleveland College of Art’s End of Year Show this week, about being inspired by video games and novels and what constitutes “proper art.”

Sly And The Family Drone – the noiseniks came to the region for the first time, playing at the Northumberland Arms, and Lee Fisher had a chat to them about psychogeography, inclusiveness and Iggy Pop’s, ahem, member.

SuperPosition Productions – we chatted to the writer and co-director of Selfish Shellfish Salty, Oscar Dempsey, about SuperPosition Productions’ first-ever performance, nerves and what to expect from the show

Test Dept DS30 – Lee Fisher talked to Paul Jamrozy and Graham Cunnington of Test Dept about their movie, the screening at the Tyneside Cinema and the future of the band and film

Extreme Ultimate – Matthew Rozeik of Necro Deathmort introduced us to Newcastle’s latest record label and zine, telling us about its inception, ethos and much more

Mixtape – this month’s Mixtape came from Richy Southern, promoter at the beautiful Tynemouth Surf Café. His playlist was filled with classic tunes that will just make you want to dance!

Gnarwovles – the punk band are all set to play an explosive set alongside Shades and Pure Graft tonight at Newcastle’s THINK TANK? and Linsey Teggert caught up with them to chat about their raucous gigs, skateboarding and David Attenborough.

Mark Thomas’ The People’s Magna Carta – Claire Dupree talked to the comedian about the rights of the people.

Woody Woodmansey – Paul Jeans – aka The Shooting Of… and hardcore David Bowie fan – talked to the Spider From Mars about playing The Man Who Sold The World with Tony Visconti.

Allison Davies – in the last on our series featuring members of the Writers’ ARCADE Group, Allison Davies told us about her early start to writing plays, and her work Song of the Hive, ahead of its rehearsed reading at Stockton’s Arc next week.

Doorstep Interviews – this weeks Doorstep Interviews came from pit-pop lovelies DENNIS, intelligent post-punk duo Massa Confusa and north east live favourites Kobadelta.

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