2017 Wedding photography packages are now available – BLANK SLATE NEWS

Quality wedding photography at a sensible price.  Based in Heaton. Newcastle upon Tyne but we can travel 🙂

Our 2017 packages are now ready for booking. We have limited availability for bookings, so booking in advance is highly recommended.

Head here for more information

Wedding photography - Newcastle upon Tyne - Heaton - Cheap

Wedding photography – Newcastle upon Tyne – Heaton

KYLVER – New album ‘The Island’ – VIDEO and INTERVIEW

Kylver are a band that we’ve followed keenly since I saw them perform their very first gig back in April 2015. That in itself is quite surreal, they’ve made a huge impression in such a short amount of time.  Second album from Kylver, ‘The Island’ out 6th October 2016. I’ve heard it and it is astonishing.

Kylver ‘The Island’ – Trailer

I was lucky enough to spend a day with them while they recorded at Blank Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne. We collated some footage from that day…


“The album is called The Island and you can hear two tracks right now at kylver.bandcamp.com, where you can also pre-order the album for its release on the 6th of October.”

“The concept of album follows the travels of an 18th century sailor/privateer who learns that, not only is the fabled island that once stirred his imagination is real, but also contains a magical portal into an unknown dimension and the adventures that follow… A story which has been evolving throughout the creative process of writing the music.”

“We were happy with the outcome of our ‘The Mountain Ghost’ album and wanted to keep a similar set-up and use the momentum that the familiarity brings. So we returned to Blank Studios and recorded with Sam Grant again (from the band Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs) over four days back in June 2016.”

“We started writing new material right after the recording of the last album in the summer of 2015 and have recorded demo versions of the songs in the rehearsal room which allowed us to play with arrangements until we find what we are looking for.”

“We are in the process of promoting and completing UK wide set of shows for the rest of 2016. Ideally we’d like to try and hit up some festivals next year and possibly sort out some European dates.”

“The new video for Hy-Brasil is slowly building and we are hoping it gives us more of the exposure we need to play further afield. We’ve also started putting ideas down for another album. So a pretty positive outlook for whats next for Kylver.”

Hy-Brasil official video (shot and directed by Blank Slate Creative)

KYLVER – Hy-Brasil (Official Music Video) BY BLANK SLATE CREATIVE

Earlier this week the lovely folks at Echoes and Dust debuted this special video we’ve been working on for the last 6 months or so.

You can read a bit more into the bands concept for this video here http://echoesanddust.com/2016/09/exclusive-video-premiere-kylver-hy-brasil

It was a non profit collaboration of ideas and concepts, we’re very proud of what we’ve achieved with it and hope you enjoy it!

Kylver – Hy-Brasil

Kylver – Hy-Brasil


After a short break we’re back in action and have now relocated to Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne!

Apologies for the lack of content lately. We’ve been very busy behind the scenes.

First up we have now relocated to Heaton, just off Chilly Road. Easier access to gigs and recording facilities!!! 

We’ll also be offering studio shoots in the area. Simple and effective setup and of course budget friendly, we aim to keep our services affordable to all bands and customers.

We’re now offering Live Sessions commercially. Previously it has been invite only. These can be shot anywhere, any studio. Acoustic or full band. A great way of getting your music to the masses, cheap and of course shot and recorded to the highest standard in the Northeast. We’re still offering sessions at First Ave too as they’re just around the corner from us and the quality is ace 🙂

We’re adding our back catalogue of Live sessions to Facebook. By popular demand as they say, which in this case is true! We’ll be uploading over the coming months, so not to bombard followers =D

And finally we’ll be toning down the amount of blog posts/reviews we do. We’ll be concentrating on client work as demand is hugely outweighing our spare time. This allows us to concentrate on creating the best quality photo and video services in the area.

So to summarise what we’ll be offering…


  • Band promo photos (location and studio)
  • Gig photo service – Of course! It’s what we excel at and we’re cheaper than the rest.
  • Weddings, because we love shooing them =D
  • And general photography services including food, residential and commercial properties etc


  • Videos – Live footage, promo videos, live sessions
  • Documentary
  • Trailers
  • Interviews – video, audio.


  • Press pack service – Everything your band needs to get noticed
  • Editing – video, photos. Have the footage but need help making it shipshape? We can help.

Blank Slate and Tombstone Crow launch Bloodstock DVD May 2016 – Trillians

After months of behind the scenes editing and piecing together a special feature packed double disc DVD/CD, we are ready to launch our very 1st DVD with our pals in Tombstone Crow!

tombstone crow dvd bloodstock

Tombstone will be putting on a gig at Trillians on the 19th May to celebrate. Bringing the on form Dirty King and Scottish rockers Dog Tired for a night of shots, banter and huge riffs!

Best of all it’s FREE ENTRY!!!!!!!!!

Trillians new food menu, pub grub done right! – REVIEW and PHOTOS

A simple food shoot turned into an indulgent feast. Dave was so impressed with the grub on offer at our beloved Trillians that he decided to pen an enthusiastic review of his epic Man vs Food style adventure. The photos might not quite give a hint at just how filling the meals are! A relaxed bar, good music, good beer, wallet friendly prices, friendly staff and now awesome food. Most certainly Blank Slate approved!!

Trillians food review 2016

Written by David Hall
Photos by Graeme J. Baty

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