Jangly, catchy and shimmery guitar music mixed up with a mass of contradictions, this is The Artisans - creators of fine cheese, cakes and indiepop. Tasty - if you like your music as bitter as it is sweet. With troubled tales of British Boxing Greats, exhibitionists, failed relationships and going off the rails...
Established at the end of 2014 and brought together through a love of C86, 60s and 80s bands, The Artisans are Mark Cliff, Nick Thompson, Kevin McGrother and Karen Forster. They are based between the thick smog of Hartlepool and the bright lights of Newcastle.
The Artisans released their debut single and video in 2015 (featuring two former world boxing champions) and created quite a stir in the indiepop world. They are now working on their debut album!
"Best thing I’ve heard in ages! Really a beauty. I’m in love."
"For fans of the quirky as well as the classic side of music, The Artisans’ debut album will be one that even Lloyd Honeyghan will surely approve of."
I Love Newcastle blog
"I'm in cahoots with The Artisans, who just happen to be my favourite band
All the rest are just also rans, when compared to the fabulous Artisans"
Orange Juice (1984)