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Worried that you might have missed on some amazing articles in the last week? Fear not: Sunday Supplement 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:


Kingsley Chapman and the Murder – this week we premièred the ludicrously fun video for the Murder’s latest track Guillotine, featuring cross dressing and karaoke.

Durham BRASS Festival – Joe Fowler offered up his tips for the best events at this year’s extravaganza of trumpets, trombones and everything in-between.

Mr. Woodnote – we talked to the Australian renegade saxophonist about working with Lil’ Rhys and being banned from the streets ahead of his performance at The Alligator Club in Durham.

Alternative BRASS – we talked to Carlo Viglianisi of the Empty Shop in Durham about setting up BRASS Fringe venue The Alligator Club and the health of culture in the Cathedral City.

Heavy Trash – ahead of a rare performance in the region, Lee Fisher talked to Matt Verta-Ray from the rockabilly duo about their missing album and vinyl.

Razmataz Lorry Excitement – ahead of his latest album launch at Northern Stage, we talked to Kev Dosdale about his new album Without, electronic music and being DIY.

Cumberland Arms Summer Beer Fest – the four-day celebration of all things beer-related is still going on now, but ahead of the first day of the festival we talked to the Cumby about their beverage recommendations and what to do if you’re not much of a beer drinker.

Alex Horne – ahead of his performance at the Barnard Castle Comedy Festival and an appearance at Stockton’s Arc later in the month, Matthew Brown talked to the stand up about his latest show Monsieur Butterfly and more.

Blood Cells – we talked to directors Joseph Bull and Luke Seomore, as well as co-writer and producer Ben Young, about the British film portraying the edges of society and the Venice Biennale ahead of a special screening of the film at the Tyneside Cinema.

Forever Cult – the Leeds-based, super-noisy rock trio were back in the region yesterday and ahead of their gig at the Head of Steam we talked to Alex and Snowy about being ridiculously loud, Antonio Banderas and Huddersfield.

Barnard Castle Comedy Festival – Julian Lee explored what was on offer at The Witham, as the venue welcomed some of the country’s biggest comedy acts for a special one-day event.

Summer Streets Festival – the celebration of local music and culture and community spirit extended to two days this year, so we talked to Ross Millard about his plans for the festival in the future, curating a diverse line up and the work of local people.

Al Lover – the San Franciscan psych-garage producer is playing in Stockton for the first time on Monday, so we asked him about his latest work Cave Ritual, his epic track Genesis Porridge and his love of our very own Girl Sweat.

Dementia Friendly Cinema – the Tyneside Cinema will be launching a new scheme to help people with dementia and their carers gain better access to the theatre and movies. We asked the Tyneside’s Programme Manager Jonny Tull about the scheme and its benefits.

Doorstep Interviews – this week we talked to Shoot the Poet and Yellow Creatures.

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