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BBC Introducing new bands: Newcastle and Northumberland
Retriever. Photo: Dan Graham
Retriever say their biggest inspiration is the past

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 Tyneside and Northumberland.

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 song of theirs they think you should listen to first.

Click on the links below to find out more about each group.



Get in touch

If you are an artist or band from Tyneside or Northumberland and would like to be featured on BBC Tyne's Introducing pages then let us know.

E-mail tyne@bbc.co.uk and tell us a bit about your music.

We can't promise to feature every band online but we do promise to read everything we receive.



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