The Master Colony. Photo by Tim Bailey
How would you describe your sound in three words?
That's one of eight simple but revealing questions we've been putting to new bands and musicians from Teesside and County Durham.
The idea is to get straight to the heart of what their music is about - so you can decide whether or not it might be for you.
From where they find their inspiration to which of their song they think you should listen to first.
The Master Colony
Middlesbrough band, The Master Colony have recently been signed to independent Wiltshire label 208 records.
To celebrate that, we gave them eight chances to describe themselves so we can see what all the fuss is about...
Describe your sound in three words
Catchy, punchy, power-pop.
You'll like us if you listen to...
Kasabian, The Enemy, The Kinks, Stereophonics, The Smiths, The Jam.
Music is important because...
It breaks down boundaries and barriers and reaches all. It's a universal language.
To try us out listen to our song...
This Time Next Year
Our biggest inspiration is...
Harmonies, melody and a good fitting shirt.
Our most popular venue us...
O2 Academy Liverpool (biggest as support), The Studio (Hartlepool), The Forum Music Centre (Darlington).
You'll know we've made it when...
We're on TV advertising cheap lager and/or butter.
In five years time we want to be...
Producing fresh material that's up there with the best.