Gig Listings

Welcome to the NMC’s Gig Listings – a list of gigs and live shows happening in the North East of England, featuring original local acts as well as the best emerging talent from far beyond.

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September

Thursday 22nd Sept

High Tide + Sporting Ties + Violet Uproar 
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: High Tide: A brand new Teesside indie outfit playing a mix of covers and originals. Sporting Ties: A new North East post-punk outfit. Violet Uproar: A young rock outfit from the North East.
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Cara Dillon plus Ceitidh Mac
Where: Wylam Brewery – Newcastle
What: Palace of Arts in association with Wylam Brewery present… Cara Dillon plus Ceitidh Mac. Seated Show.
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Friday 23rd SEPT

Picnic / Marketplace
Where: The Ship Isis – Sunderland
What:  We’re bring the PICNIC Party to the Vaux Rooms at The Ship Isis this September, joined by our lovely mates in MarketPlace. Buying a ticket also gets your free entry into Independent for our official after-party, featuring a DJ set of cheesy pop classics and disco floor-fillers. So that’s a party, followed by an after-party party, all for £7… You’d be daft to miss it. We can’t wait to be back doing what we do best!
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Shrug + The Inklings + San Niguel 
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: For those who have inexplicably missed out on the rare and rugged beauty of the band that we know around here as “SHRUG”, here is a little bit of history from the pen of Mr Robert Nichols, frontman and shouty wearer of unusual head gear: Shrug were formed by Robert Nichols, Richard Pink and sometimes Robert March in the summer of 1985 or thereabouts. October 2005 was the 20th anniversary of our first ever gig, upstairs at The Albert, Middlesbrough. We celebrated that 20th birthday week with a support slot for The Fall (lifetime ambition) and a headline gig for John Peel Day in Stockton’s Georgian Theatre….
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Courting
Where: The Cluny – Newcastle
What:  The Liverpool-based four piece are the latest new act to emerge from the city steeped in such fantastic and diverse musical heritage. The band, who write and rehearse in the basement of a city restaurant, find inspiration from the creative melting pot of Merseyside. And with fellow locals The Mysterines making waves. This could be the dawn for another exciting wave of scouse bands. On one hand Courting draw influences from the likes of Parquet Courts, Pavement and LCD Soundsystem, yet maintain a very British identity. Subsequently they’re fuelling the long-awaited Britpop revival we’re seeing, alongside the likes of Sports Team – showcasing all the characteristics of the genre, and announcing the emergence of Liverpool’s most exciting new band.
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Noisy Daughters feat Scruffy Bear, Pave The Jungle, Eve Conway
Where: The Forum Music Centre – Darlington
What:  Our Noisy Daughters project champions women and gender minorities in the music industry. Headliners Scruffy Bear, plus special guests Pave The Jungle, and Darlington’s own Eve Conway.
Scruffy Bear melt minds with their monstrous riffs, earth shattering sound and the unreal vocal talents of Georgie Eaton twinned with a serious and stylish attitude. Pave The Jungle are an alt rock two piece from Newcastle who build huge overdriven soundscapes around Rachael Whittle’s swaggering sound. Eve Conway combines the song craft of a country star, writing relatable folk ditties that talk of love, loss and the everyday grind.
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Saturday 24th Sept

Taupe / SA Malley / Archipelago
Where: Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Part of Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2022. Featuring Taupe + SA Malley + Archipelago
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VICE KILLER w/ Hannah Robinson
Where:
The Cluny2 – Newcastle
What: Vice Killer are a 4 Piece alternative indie band from County Durham formed in July 2020. Consisting of Thomas Gilling, James Langan, Jack Langan, and Lewy Muir. With clever lyrics, smooth vocals, and catchy instrumentation, “Alone, in This World” creates an auditory aesthetic that screams, “Put on your leather jacket and your best pair of sunglasses. Let’s strut on down to the nearest smoky jazz bar and we can talk through our depression.” And honestly, what more could one want?”
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DEAFHEAVEN 
Where:
The Cluny – Newcastle
What: You can always count on Deafheaven to avert your expectations. A metal act that delights in interrupting the blast with softer, melodic textures, they have spent their studio albums, and their career at large, whiplashing between moods, cranking it up just as you’re settling in, or settling down right when you start thrashing along.
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The Gathering Sounds 2022
Where:
Various Venues – Stockton
What: The Gathering Sound returns. The K’s make a massive return to play the ARC Stockton Arts Centre stage, headlining after their blistering set in 2021, a year of sell out shows, eye catching festival slots and not to mention big supports with the likes of Liam Gallagher and James – these lads know how to put on a big show. Not to be missed are CVC also playing ARC and the lottery winners will be topping the line up at KU Stockton. The stellar line up continues with Tom A Smit, The Bug Club, WOOZE, Dead Pony Sleep Well Beast The Kairos Dayna Leadbitter Cruush Faye Fantarrow Music The Chase Gone Tomorrow VELMA Moon Wax NICE GUY SWEARS The Lulas and Sweets
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Stiff Meds, Muckle, Spit 
Where:
The Lubber Fiend – Newcastle
What: The Lubber Fiend, Conviction Records & Flat Four Records present; Stiff Meds plus supports at The Lubber Fiend; STIFF MEDS (London Hardcore Punk) / MUCKLE (Leeds Noisy Punk)/ SPIT (NEHC)
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The Collectors + Gaz Price (Full Band) + Finlay Dobing
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: The Collectors: A young, up-and-coming Britpop band from Teesside with bags of potential.  GAZ, A.k.a Hartlepool’s Gareth Price, is a brutally honest singer-songwriter (this time playing with a full band) that is passionate about the town he was brought up in; the passion that shines through Hartlepool, and their dedication to music, is what inspires Gareth in his songwriting. Finlay Dobing is a young, up-and-coming singer-songwriter
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Sunday 25TH SEPT

Skylla / Pete Wareham / Ruth Goller / Will Glaser
Where: Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Part of Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2022. Featuring Skylla + Pete Wareham / Ruth Goller / Will Glaser
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Monday 26TH SEPT

The Letrasets / Dune Boy
Where: Bobiks – Newcastle
What: The Letrasets are a 4 piece group that formed in the practice space of their university halls. Meeting in Liverpool encouraged them to enjoy the city’s many live shows, from the local scene to artists further afield. This led to them spending most of their time hanging out to make music inspired by the Shoegaze and New Romantic bands of the mid-80s to early 90s. They bring soaring guitars and vocals with heavy drums that, when combined with more traditional pop structures and tight rhythmic patterns, create their own take of the Alt. rock genre.
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JAY ELECTRONICA 
Where:
The Cluny – Newcastle
What: In 2010, the much buzzed-about but unsigned Electronica signed on with Jay-Z’s ‘Roc Nation’ label. It would be another ten years before a long-promised debut studio album would arrive. After a series of recordings failed to launch, Electronica scrapped everything he’d begun work on over the years and started afresh, writing and recording most of the material that wound up on his 2020 debut A Written Testimony in a short window of time just before the album’s release.
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Wednesday 28TH SEPT

The Marble Arches w/ Nalgo Bay
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What:  The Marble Arches live at Little Buildings. Three piece powerhouse of Leeds’ finest musicians and misfits.
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Thursday 29TH SEPT

Fresh Thursday // Mishra & Ellie Gowers
Where:
Cobalt Studios – Newcastle
What: FRESH THURSDAY is a regular event showcasing exciting new music alongside lots of candles, board games and a home-cooked slap up dinner.  Mishra are a global folk collective with strong roots in U.K folk, out of which they weave a tight web of intricate, Indian-influenced original music that defies definition, gentle, eclectic & exquisite! Ellie Gowers has been making an impression wherever she lands. Her music embeds a fierce energy that echoes the 60’s folk revival scene and she is known to hold pride of place on stage with her strong and lucent vocals.
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Alfie Blue + Jake Diaz
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: Alfie Blue: Expect bop-along, bright indie-pop songs perfect for fans of Max Demarco, Dayglow and Boy Pablo.  Jake Diaz: Teessider Jake will be playing an indie-rock set for this full-band performance
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Friday 30TH SEPT

Mat Hunsley + Eve Simpson
Where:
Central Bar- Newcastle
What: Always an intelligent and unique songwriter, it’s now been six years since Mat’s debut EP ‘To Being Free’. Inspired by and likened to James Vincent McMorrow, Nathaniel Rateliff and Woodkid, the EP quickly captured the hearts of many and drew the attention of some of the industry’s finest tastemakers. What followed was an impromptu hiatus fuelled by burnout and anxiety. It took until 2021 for Mat to fully rekindle his passion for songwriting, but it is clear to see that the hiatus has resulted in a musician reborn with fresh enthusiasm and refined skill. Eve Simpson is a a singer/songwriter who also writes and records music for theatre and film. She is passionate about community-based art and learning how to tell stories through representative art forms.
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Jenny Lascelles
Where: Yoga & Wellbeing Studios – Newcastle
What: Jenny Lascelles is a singer-songwriter and pianist from Newcastle Upon Tyne, performing regularly both solo and with her band. Combining intimate songwriting with grand sound, her songs are deeply personal and explore themes such as mental health, anxiety and feminism. She has received frequent national radio play, including BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Newcastle, Radio Caroline and BBC Introducing. She will be joining us in Surya for a stripped back evening of music at the end of the month.
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Mush + Roxy Girls
Where:
Pop Recs Ltd – Sunderland
What: Prancey Dog presents the mighty Mush + Roxy Girls
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Kate Halsall w/ Dextro / Faye MacCalman.
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What: A performance of new music and improv with pianist Kate Halsall, from her 2021 album release, ‘Breathe in Me’. Music for piano and harmoniums by Ailís Ní Ríain, Fumiko Miyachi, Diana Salazar and Rose Dodd. Kate will be joined by special guests, electronic artist and producer Dextro (aka Ewan MacKenzie) and composer/performer and improviser Faye MacCalman.
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Beth Macari + Emily Whincup + Georgia May
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: Beth Macari: Newcastle-based singer-songwriter Beth Macari creates songs that carry a soulful melody throughout, while Beth’s effortless vocal performance also manages to encapsulate subtle pop vibes which really come to light during her particularly catchy choruses. Emily Whincup: A talented, local up-and-coming singer-songwriter. This is her fourth gig at our venue. Always goes down a treat. Georgia May: A well-established neo-soul singer from Newcastle, and the co-founder of NEWISM (North East Women in Soul Music). 
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October

saturday 1st October

TEN EIGHTY TREES
Where: Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Ten Eighty Trees are a band deep rooted in the North of England. Brazenly loud and intoxicatingly infectious songwriting, The Trees have blossomed into one of the most vivacious bands on the UK rock scene since their inception. Exploring the human condition through their cathartic alt-rock anthems, Ten Eighty Trees are “The Kick” that you need to break loose from the overwhelming pace of modern living.
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Club Paradise
Where:
World HQ – Newcastle
What: Club Paradise are on an exciting trajectory for the year to come, having received all-important support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Jack Saunders (Radio 1), Radio X, Clash, Shortlist, Complete Music Update, Record of the Day and a multitude of blogs. Just before lockdown in March 2020, they played their biggest hometown show to date, selling out Cobalt Studios in Newcastle and supporting at a sold out Deaf Institute show in Manchester.
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Zela
Where:
The Cluny – Newcastle
What: Sizzling electro pop outfit Zela play homeetown shown at Cluny as part of their upcoming mini tour.
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LAZYRAVE 
Where:
The Cluny – Newcastle
What:LAZYRAVE are a 4 piece electronic band from Newcastle upon Tyne. LazyRave blend multiple genres in a sound that is both nostalgic yet innovative. Every rave, every afterparty, every live gig is buried deep in LAZYRAVE’s music. Kinetic, atmospheric, evocative, propulsive, grungy, dreamy, euphoric: LAZYRAVE are an authentic collaboration that have earned their sound and lived their lyrics.
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Monday 3rd October

Afflecks Palace w/ Pastel / Vega Rally
Where:
 Independent – Sunderland
What: Headline act: AFFLECKS PALACE (touring to support the release of their debut LP). Formed in Manchester in summer 2019, Afflecks Palace are a 4-piece psyche guitar band described as “The birth of Nu-Madchester” by online curation platform Manchester Lemon and is championed by BBC 6music’s Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins & John Kennedy of XFM. Support act: Pastel are a 5-piece guitar band, signed to independent Manchester label Spirit Of Spike Island recordings. Vega Rally recent singles ‘Affinity ’93’ & ‘Come Out & Play’ prove that he is a solo artist to be reckoned with. 
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Thursday 6th October

Toastie / Feever / Chris Norris 
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: Hailing from Dunfermline, Scotland, alternative/indie-rockers Toastie travel south of the border to deliver their ferocious live set to Teesside audiences. Joined by garage/indie-rockers Feever and Chris Norris (with full band), this line-up promises you an energy-packed, music-filled night at Stockton’s NE Volume Music Bar, giving you the perfect pre-weekend gig to lift your spirits.
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Friday 7th October

Pit Pony w/ Pave The Jungle & Eve Cole
Where: Independent – Sunderland
What: With a rawness that owes influence to the North East coast they call home, Pit Pony are a caustic, fuzz-rock five-piece from Tyneside. The band create an adrenaline fuelled, full throttle soundtrack for singer Jackie to explore tales of political ineptitude, mental health, motherhood and failed relationships. With their first new music since 2020, Pit Pony return with their foot firmly on the throttle. Their debut album World To Me explores themes of identity, isolation, anxiety, motherhood and although not intentionally, the impact of the pandemic on us all
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!!! (CHK CHK CHK)
Where: Newcastle University Students’ Union – Newcastle
What: How do you pronounce !!! (Chk Chk Chk)? Almost twenty years after the release of their first album, they still have no doubts about the name of their band. In fact it just doesn’t matter: you don’t talk about !!!, you dance to !!!. In a venue, a festival or wherever they decide to party.
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CoCo & The Butterfields 
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: With quite possibly the humblest of origins and an unlikely springboard from which to end up performing at some of the nation’s most prestigious venues, from Manchester’s O2 Ritz and London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, to festivals such as Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight and Bestival, all of this seems a long way from the street corners and shop doorways that moulded the group’s past, and that, is perhaps what best sums up this British Indie-Pop outfit – their journey.
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PULLED APART BY HORSES 
Where:
Pop Recs Ltd – Sunderland
What: Known for their energetic live shows, Pulled Apart by Horses are one of the most exciting bands to emerge from the thriving Leeds music scene.
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JESSE TERRY + The Brick Thieves 
Where:
Cluny2 – Newcastle
What: “It is easy to compare Terry’s heritage and storytelling to that of Jackson Browne, James Taylor or Bruce Springsteen.. A symphonic delight for the heart and soul.” ~ Americana UK 9/10
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BIG ROMANCE 
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Big Romance are a three-piece indie/rock band from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Established in 2022 with 10 years experience working and writing together, Big Romance are set to take the world by storm.
The band’s first single, ‘This Feeling’ has been commissioned by and written for South Shields FC, a club Dan grew up supporting alongside Newcastle United. After decades of following the club as far as Wembley and back, the band are finally able to give something back to the club and the single has been adopted as the club’s brand new permanent walk out song.
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Saturday 8th October

Sarpa Salpa
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Sarpa Salpa kicked off 2022 as they mean to continue with 80s inspired, indie dancefloor bangers following their much-hyped EP ‘A Feeling You Can’t Replace’.
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Bosola / Honeyflux / Cat Ryan / Pet Rock
Where:
The Lubber Fiend – Newcastle
What: Join Bosola at The Lubber Fiend and very special guests Honeyflux, Cat Ryan and Pet Rock for an Autumnal night of the very best Alternative Rock, Indie pop and Power Pop that the North East can offer. This will be the launch night of Bosola’s second EP ‘Thomas & Judas’.
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The Novus + High Tide + The Plagiarists 
Where: 
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: The Novus: Described as “black sabbath’s art-raged grandchildren” by The Zine, “the most powerful thing to come out of Birmingham since the industrial steam engine” by Counteract and “all-out punk abandon” by Gigwise, we’re pleased to be bringing The Novus to Stockton. High Tide: A new high-tempo rock outfit from Teesside. The Plagiarists: A noisy alt-rock three-piece.
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NO TEETH / ROXY GIRLS / NEV CLAY 
Where:
Star and Shadow Cinema – Newcastle
What: Post-punk quartet Roxy Girls have played sessions on the BBC for Tom Robinson and Marc Riley. No Teeth are a Noise-Wave outfit bringing the new nuisance, fresh from a triumphant gig supporting Warmdusher, but before that it’s Richard Dawson favourite, Nev Cla
Tickets are £6 suggested price or pay what you can.
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Sunday 9TH OCTOBER

Wrest 
Where:
 Independent – Sunderland
What: wrest are a hotly-tipped Scottish indie rock band, making music from Edinburgh’s Old Town. The sound combines soaring guitars with layered lyrics and heartfelt melodies, reminiscent of bands like Frightened Rabbit, The National, Idlewild, Snow Patrol and We Were Promised Jetpacks. The debut album Coward of Us All (‘Best Scottish Album 2019’) saw wrest reach an international audience, with sold out shows across the UK and Germany on the debut Coward of Us All tour.
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REN LAWTON 
Where: Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Ren Lawton heads on his first headline UK tour in support of his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Today Today Tomorrow’. With a notable ability to play a varied section of instruments – from guitars and trumpet to harmonica and piano – Ren was able to create mature vignettes inspired by the great storytellers from music and beyond such as Bob Dylan and Frank O‘Connor. The result is debut album, Today Today Tomorrow; a collection of songs, emotive and personal, cutting right to the heart of who Ren is.
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Monday 10th Oct

TONY WRIGHT (Terrorvision) 
Where:
Pop Recs Ltd – Sunderland
What: Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright comes to Sunderland’s Pop Recs Ltd in October. In addition to reunion gigs with Terrorvision, Tony has released three albums with his other band, Laika Dog, and two solo albums. Come join us for a intimate acoustic show as Tony hits the road to promote his new album.
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Tuesday 11th Oct

NATURE TV
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Door-to-door heartbreak salesmen, Nature TV, are heading to Newcastle this October to tout their wares. Highlights for the foursome include online support from tastemaker blogs for their last 2 EP’s, including DORK, DIY, Gigwise, Line of Best Fit and many more. The singles have also received Radio X, Radio One and BBC Introducing airplay as well as landing and maintaining Spotify playlisting on editorials including Hot New Bands, Garden Indie, Lovely Little Playlist, Lo-Fi Indie, Garden Indie and Alt Rocked, with their single ‘Hometown’ amassing over an incredible 1.4 million streams.
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Wednesday 12th Oct

Cassia 
Where: Newcastle University Students’ Union – Newcastle
What: Surf-pop outfit Cassia live at Newcastle University Students Union
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Battle of the Bands Heat Six: Nation in Ruin + Cactusman + Charts and Graphs + Rame Kari
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: Nation in Ruin are a heavy metal band from the North East of England. Expect aggressive riffs and enough bass and drums to pump the blood and stir the spirits of any hardened Metal fan. Cactusman:
An indie band from Tyneside. Charts and Graphs:
A new-wave and post-punk outfit. 
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Thursday 13th Oct

Let’s Eat Grandma
Where:
Cluny – Newcastle
What: Let’s Eat Grandma released their second album, I’m All Ears, in 2018. It came out to a blaze of critical glory, thrilled fans who’d been with them since debut I, Gemini, and won them interested new listeners as they widened their musical scope. They won Album of the Year at the Q Awards along with many end of year list placements, toured relentlessly, played a life-changing set at Coachella and now return with Two Ribbons: a new album that tells the story of the last three years from both Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton’s points of view.
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Minerva Daisy / Andrew Johnson / Hannah Robinson
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: Three incredible artists share the stage at NE Volume Music bar: Minerva Daisy, Andrew Johnson, and Hannah Robinson! With full-bands from both Minerva Daisy and Hannah Robinson, plus Andrew Johnson’s solo performance, we’re all in for a truly memorable gig.
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FRIDAY 14TH OCT

CHINA BEARS
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: China Bears consist of twin brothers Ivan (guitar / vox) and Frazer (guitar) alongside bassist James and drummer Dean. Their latest single is called ‘Back To How It Was’ and classic China Bears it was, too – all trembling guitars and mournful vocals building to a thoroughly piqued peak.
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Patrick Gosling
Where:
Independent – Sunderland
What: Patrick Gosling is a South Shields based Singer-Songwriter, within 2 short years since the release of his debut single ‘Always Ready’, a title taken from his hometown motto, Gosling has accumulated a strong and loyal fan base. Now with the up and coming release of his new single ‘She’s a Woman’, Gosling embraces his love for the classic song-writers of the 60’s and 70’s. Gosling’s sound can only be described as timeless. 
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Minerva Daisy + MXYM
Where:
Mosaic Tap – Newcastle
What: Pillar Artists proudly presents the magnificent Manchester-based Minerva Daisy who makes her Newcastle live debut alongside the equally spectacular MXYM who is well-known for captivating live shows! Expect incredible music paired with flair that will be elevated even further inside the magical Mosaic Tap with its stunning craft beer and its enticing neon lighting.
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Saturday 15th OCT

HANNAH ROBINSON
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Known for her haunting backing vocals and melancholic indie-pop vibes, Hannah has been making the soundtrack to her listener’s mental wanderlust since just age 12 in her hometown of Gateshead; making her debut public appearance back in March 2020. Experimenting with harmonies and a pang of hunger for lyrics that can relate to many, you’ll always find an emotion to connect with through her music.
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PEANESS 
Where:
Cobalt Studios – Newcastle
What: Formed late 2014 in Chester university digs, the three-piece band Peaness write catchy, fuzzy, harmony driven indie-pop songs about love, friendship, frustrations, Brexit and food waste. The trio have been playing together since summer 2015, and their fun, friendships fuelled live performancses have been winning the hearts and minds of people up and down the country. The band have strong roots in the DIY scene, self-releasing their first EP ‘No Fun’, and releasing their critically acclaimed EP ‘Are You Sure?’ with UK independent label royalty Alcopop! They often make their own music videos, have close creative friends doing press shots and art work, and even have their mum’s making handmade squeaky peas for merchandise
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Tired of Fighting + Paper Boats + Connection State
Where:
Downcast Studios – Gateshead
What: In 2019, Tired of Fighting ventured out into the world with their explosive brand of emotive punk and started beating the living daylights out of their instruments in front of audiences across the North East. The trio from Newcastle transition from hurtling walls of noise to heartfelt whispers with ease. The band’s sound and energy appeals to fans of Taking Back Sunday, Motion City Soundtrack and Dashboard Confessional. They’ll make you dance and cry all at the same time.
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Sunday 16th OCT

The Soap Girls + Rudi Betamax + Hot Rockets 
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: Armed with unforgettable melodies and catchy choruses, The SoapGirls energy, rawness and authenticity live, has earned a formidable reputation. Performing internationally and continuously since 2015, these fearless French born sisters Millie and Mie, have slayed critics and earned a global dedicated group of followers known as the ‘The SoapSuds’, some of who follow the band across the UK and Europe. Rudi Betamax describe themselves as “Parallel dimension glam stomp rock ‘n’ roll”. Hot Rockets are a three-piece rock band from North Yorkshire, playing all original riff and roll and tearing it up wherever they go. 
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Tuesday 18th OCT

HANYA 
Where:
Zerox : The Shooting Gallery – Newcastle
What: Hanya is the result of a dreampop / art-rock project formed of long-time friends Heather Sheret, Benjamin Varnes and Jack Watkins. Written in their student house above Lazer Zone on Brighton’s shores, the group released their debut indie-rock EP ‘Sea Shoes’ in 2019, attracting attention from the likes of Steve Lamacq and The Quietus. During the pandemic the trio evolved into crafting ethereal, dreamier soundscapes with an undeniably 70’s-influenced quirk.
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Wednesday 19th OCT

THE PEOPLE VERSUS
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Formed in 2019, THE PEOPLE VERSUS borrow from a variety of genres and traditions. Their combined voices and instrumental lines swoop, circle and support the beguiling voice and personality of the lead singer Alice Edwards. Each song is taut with feeling and longing, with many inspired by Greek myth and tales from Shakespeare.
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Battle of the Bands: Daisycutter + Gwailo + On Parole + Ape
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: Daisycutter are a four-piece rock band from the North East. They combine elements of grunge, psychedelia, blues, pop and numerous sub-genres. Gwailo: A rock ‘n’ roll outfit from Newcastle. Expect edge, swagger and low-slung guitars. On Parole:
A well-established duo featuring Larry Page and Steve Rudd.
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Thursday 20th OCT

Ivy Sky + Strange Sun 
Where:
Mosaic Tap – Newcastle
What: Pillar Artists & Mosaic Tap are thrilled to jointly present this fabulous line-up featuring North East Pop-Rockers Ivy Sky and Manchester Indie-Jazz band Strange Sun! Taking place at the magnificent Mosaic Tap with its punk soul & neon exterior, this gig will be truly phenomenal. At just a 5 min walk from Central Station, and with an amazing array of drinks available, we’re in for a treat with spectacular music, great drinks, and good vibes.
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Eat Your Own Head
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What: London’s noisy, math inspired collective Eat Your Own Head make a stop on their album tour for their latest release “Neck-Deep in the Blyth”
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Friday 21st OCT

Amateur Ornithologist + Supports
Where:
Central Bar – Newcastle
What: Amateur Ornithologist started as the recording project of Tyneside pop culture obsessive Daniel Clifford before growing into a full-blown band in Summer ’22. With a brain that stores snippets of old comics, adverts and TV, Daniel channels these into Amateur Ornithologist’s weird pop music and visuals. Amateur Ornithologist has earned comparisons to Talking Heads, Depeche Mode and Field Music due to melodic instrumentation, lush harmonies and quirky nostalgic vibes.
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INDIA ARKIN 
Where: Bobiks – Newcastle
What:India Arkin is an indie singer-song-writer based in Newcastle. Having always had artistic drive at the forefront, India originally moved to the city to study Fine Art, and began recording music for her solo project through the lockdowns in 2020. Launching her debut single “Dashboard Dancing” in August of 2021; she quickly caught the attention of the BBC, finding a heavy rotation on BBC Introducing North East and BBC Introducing Tees.
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TEN EIGHTY TREES
Where:
Base Camp – Middlesbrough
What: Ten Eighty Trees are a band deep rooted in the North of England. Brazenly loud and intoxicatingly infectious songwriting, The Trees have blossomed into one of the most vivacious bands on the UK rock scene since their inception. Exploring the human condition through their cathartic alt-rock anthems, Ten Eighty Trees are “The Kick” that you need to break loose from the overwhelming pace of modern living. Having previously performed at sell out shows up and down the country, the band have also featured on prestigious festival line ups such as Stockton Calling, Generator Live and Tramlines Fringe amongst others.
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Alfie Templeman
Where:
Newcastle University – Newcastle
What: Alfie Templeman live at Newcastle University
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Atari Doll / Not Now Norman / Haze
Where:
Downcast Studios – Gateshead
What: We are buzzing to finally have Atari Doll heading to Downcast for their debut show, plus support from “Not Now Norman and Haze” who we have been very excited to get on over at Downcast for a while,. this will be a great night of Alt Rock at its finest. Downcast bring the beers and bands and don’t forget Bandito’s Kitchen is on site with some amazing food for you and Meal deals with a PINT!
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Saturday 22nd OCT

CIEL 
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: With its members originating from The Netherlands, Spain and the UK, the indie-rock three piece CIEL ultimately met on the South Coast of England where they distilled their differing backgrounds and influences into grunge-pop finery. Straddling the creative baggage of three countries’ scenes, whilst not really feeling like they belong to any of them, CIEL’s music has a nagging yet fresh, dark and sometimes quietly glorious quality to it. Drawing influences from 90’s grunge, goth and shoegaze, the band’s upcoming work (produced by Blood Red Shoes’ Steven Ansell) sees them reflect a moodier and grittier direction, yet still maintaining their established melodic pop essence.
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Holiday In Tokyo | Wax-Tree-Cast | Polyvinyl | Silk Road
Where:
The Globe – Newcastle
What: Taking inspiration from the likes of Mac DeMarco, Liz Lawrence, The Big Moon, and Nilüfer Yanya, north-east based band Holiday in Tokyo blend lo-fi/neo soul guitars with indie-funk beats and a self-aware songwriting style. Their Debut EP, Las Yucas is Overgrown, touches on nostalgia addiction, small town attitudes and the struggles of a quarter-life crisis. Wax-Tree-Cast are a 3-piece Indie-pop band from Halifax, West Yorkshire. Polyvinyl are a Sunderland-based alternative-rock’n’roll band that blend old-school rock’n’roll and ’60s influences with modern alternative inspirations. Silk Road identify themselves as ‘post punk/ post rock with questionable jazz influence’.
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Funke and the Two Tone Baby w/ Gaz Brookfield
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What: Funke and the Two Tone Baby
A one-man phenomenon that mixes folky singalong anthems with blistering blues riffs, huge compulsive funk grooves and fat dance beats. Created with a bank of electronics and a beaten old guitar and sampler, Funke perfectly meshes the digital into acoustic-driven neo-busking anthems. West country based Gaz Brookfield is predominantly a solo acoustic musician. Although, on occasion, you will find him on stage with his band The Company of Thieves. Since winning Acoustic Magazine’s Singer/songwriter of the year in 2010 he has spent the last decade on the road, building a strong and loyal following all over the UK, and beyond.
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Courting / UGLY 
Where: KU Bar – Stocktom
What:  The Liverpool-based four piece are the latest new act to emerge from the city steeped in such fantastic and diverse musical heritage. The band, who write and rehearse in the basement of a city restaurant, find inspiration from the creative melting pot of Merseyside. And with fellow locals The Mysterines making waves. This could be the dawn for another exciting wave of scouse bands. On one hand Courting draw influences from the likes of Parquet Courts, Pavement and LCD Soundsystem, yet maintain a very British identity. Subsequently they’re fuelling the long-awaited Britpop revival we’re seeing, alongside the likes of Sports Team – showcasing all the characteristics of the genre, and announcing the emergence of Liverpool’s most exciting new band.
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MELTS 
Where: Head Of Steam – Newcastle
What: Dublin five-piece MELTS are gearing up to release their debut album Maelstrom next month and today share a brand new track “Spectral”. The track is dedicated to the loss of a friend to suicide and it’s one of the album’s most tender moments that unfurls slowly with Kenny’s rich and resonant vocal delivery.
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CONVICTION RECORDS ALL DAYER
Where:
The Lubber Fiend – Newcastle
What: All Day show at The Lubber Fiend! Confirmed bands so far are; Voorhees (UKHC Legends), Control (Last Show, Youth Crew), Mortsafe (Blackened Hardcore Punk), Diaz Brothers (Melodic Punk), Ballpeen (Noisy Punk/Hardcore), Diall (NWONEHC), Spit (Hardcore Punk) MORE TBA
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Sunday 23rd OCT

Wargasm 
Where: Wylam Brewery – Newcastle
What: Following their SOLD OUT tour last year, Wargasm UK return to Newcastle on their Explicit tour, playing at Wylam Brewery on 23rd October 2022. This is definitely not one to be missed .
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Wounded Touch (USA) / Geist
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What: Wounded Touch/Geist UK Tour comes to Newcastle.
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KYLA LA GRANGE + DAYNA LEADBITTER 
Where:
The Cluny – Newcastle
What: Kyla La Grange first started writing songs in her bedroom at fifteen before venturing out into the open mic circuit in her hometown of Watford. After graduating with a degree in philosophy from Cambridge University, she continued to play acoustic gigs around Cambridge, London and Watford while recording demos in studio downtime with producers she met on the live circuit. Between part-time jobs, she messaged record execs, managers and promoters on Myspace and found a home for her pop-folk/indie-rock playing London’s Communion and Chess Club nights, going on to release four singles through Chess Club, including fan favourite Vampire Smile.
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Naima Bock 
Where:
Cumberland Arms – Newcastle
What: Born in Glastonbury to a Brazilian father and a Greek mother, Naima spent her early childhood in Brazil before eventually returning to England and various homes in South-East London. This heritage combines with more recent pursuits in Naima’s music; from the Brazilian standards that the family would listen to driving to the beach, to the European folk traditions she tapped into on her own, and the pursuits that interest her today – studies in archaeology, work as a gardener, and walking the world’s great trails – Naima’s music draws from family, the earth and the handing down of music through generations.
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Joe Ramsey & Marketplace
Where:
The Cluny – Newcastle
What: Joe Ramsey blurs the lines between singer-songwriter sensibilities and the full-band indie sound we know and love, giving us a fresh new take with creativity at every twist and turn. Joe draws from the indie-meets-pop sound of the 2010s, crafting personal and honest lyrics with a refreshing perspective and rounding it off with stellar production. Indie darlings MARKETPLACE arrived in early 2020 with their debut single, “HARD 2 LOVE”, a carefully crafted indie pop masterpiece. Drawing influences from a wide range of artists including Grouplove, Mystery Jets, Hippo Campus and Talking Heads.
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Sunday 24th OCT

OCTOBER DRIFT w/  LOW GIRL
Where:
The Cluny – Newcastle
What: Energetic and enthralling alt rockers October Drift return to Newcastle in celebration of their latest album.
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CELLAR DARLING
Where:
The Cluny2 – Newcastle
What: Cellar Darling are a heavy progressive folk rock band from Lucerne, Switzerland. The band formed in the summer of 2016 after Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy, multi instrumentalist), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars and bass) left Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE, which they had all played in for over a decade. But they weren’t ready to end their musical journey together yet, and embarked on a new and different path.
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Tuesday 25th OCT

MELTS 
Where: Head Of Steam – Newcastle
What: Dublin five-piece MELTS are gearing up to release their debut album Maelstrom next month and today share a brand new track “Spectral”. The track is dedicated to the loss of a friend to suicide and it’s one of the album’s most tender moments that unfurls slowly with Kenny’s rich and resonant vocal delivery.
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HALA 
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: When Detroit-based musician Ian Ruhala started his borderless alt-indie project Hala, he was recording in the storage room of his parents’ house on a shoddy computer program. By the time he put out his gorgeous, retro, genre-hopping 2020 full-length Red Herring via Cinematic Music Group, he was co-producing and soaking up advanced techniques of engineering in a professional studio. Now, a new chapter starts as Ruhala returns to his roots as an independent musician, keen to learn, evolve, and explore every corner of his own sound.
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Wednesday 26th OCT

The Hunna / Kid Kapichi / Lucy Deakin
Where:
Boilershop – Newcastle
What: Expect a night of frantically-paced, guitar-driven anthems on Wednesday 26 October as Hertfordshire four-piece, The Hunna take to our stage with support from Kid Kapichi and Lucy Deakin.
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Thursday 27th OCT

Penetration 
Where:
Pop Recs Ltd – Sunderland
What: County Durham punk legends Penetration play Sunderland’s finest independent venue!
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Friday 28th OCT

We Tibetans / Abel Raise The Cain / Patrick Jordan
Where:
Base Camp – Middlesbrough
What: Alternative Indie Rockers We Tibetans are quickly gathering a following in the North East with their energetic live shows and own brand of Indie Rock. Their second single ‘White Knuckle ride’ will be released this October. Join them for the single launch at Basecamp.
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Tankus the Henge
Where:
The Cluny2 – Newcastle
What: The freewheeling Tankus the Henge, the chameleonic gonzo rock’n’rollers from London; always on tour, never stopping to consider the consequences. Originally based around the songwriting of Jaz Delorean, but now an eclectic gang of international travelling musicians, with a myriad influences to boot. Styled after the relentlessly touring acts of the late 1960s, Tankus the Henge ask what is a band anyway? It’s live, it’s original, it doesn’t answer to anyone. For that one wild night of lights, sound and overwhelming emotion, then roaring off into the night, tyre tracks in the dust.
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CROWLEY w/ Into The Deep / Blame Yourself
Where:
 Independent – Sunderland
What:  CROWLEY are a hard rock band based in Newcastle Upon Tyne drawing inspiration from their classic rock roots and a fascination with the occult. With support from Into The Deep & Blame Yourself it’s going to be a fantastic evening of music
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Hannah Robinson 
Where: Yoga & Wellbeing Studios – Newcastle
What: Known for her haunting backing vocals and melancholic indie vibes, Hannah has been making the soundtrack to her listeners’ mental wanderlust since just age twelve in her hometown of Gateshead, making her debut public appearance back in March 2020. Drawing inspiration from KT Tunstall, Warpaint, Ladyhawke and more. Experimenting with harmonies and a hunger for lyrics that many can relate to, Hannah’s blend of hypnotic vocals and addictive guitar riffs come together to produce a tranquil sound.
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Saturday 29th OCT

VUKOVI
Where: Newcastle University Students’ Union – Newcastle
What: Live Nation present VUKOVI plus guests Newcastle University Students Union
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Pindrop presents LIM ORION / Natasha Graham / Jasmine Weatherill
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: Pindrop are delighted to be putting their first event on at NE Volume Bar & Music Venue. Lim Orion is the latest project for Cara Sebastian, who’s also the guitarist and vocalist in London rock band Shade Ray (aka Marine). Sebastian’s been releasing singles as Lim Orion for the last 18 months, drip feeding music from her upcoming debut album. It’s a contrast in sound to Shade Ray, which is a dynamic rock band. Lim’s music retains the band’s penchant for creating atmosphere and space, but removes the robust rhythm section and tendency toward noisy climaxes. Natasha Graham is a multi-instrumentalist from Saltburn, instruments she plays include; Singing, Violin, Ukulele, Guitar, Piano and Drums. She has worked across the tees valley and internationally in community music and arts. Jasmine Weatherill (16) from Hartlepool with amazing renditions of Nick Drake, Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell and Elliott Smith songs, and rumours of her writing her own songs soon, we can’t wait to here those.
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Joshua Grant
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: 456 Live presents: Joshua Grant + Special Guests
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Moon Wax w/ Frankie Jobling
Where:
 Independent – Sunderland
What:  After releasing their first single back in April 2020, Moon Wax are celebrating six successful singles with no plans on stopping. The band bring a new level of retro funk and soul to their music as well as incorporating jazz and bossa-nova grooves to make the Moon Wax live show something to behold. Frankie Jobling is Neo-soul singer and songwriter from Newcastle. After studying music in Manchester, she returned to her native North East and continued honing her sound and unique voice.
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Joe Ramsey & Marketplace
Where: The Georgian Theatre – Stockton
What: Joe Ramsey blurs the lines between singer-songwriter sensibilities and the full-band indie sound we know and love, giving us a fresh new take with creativity at every twist and turn. He shared his long-awaited debut EP ‘Making Notes’ on March 25th, showcasing a mature approach to songwriting and keeping it catchy without selling out his singer-songwriter roots. Joe draws from the indie-meets-pop sound of the 2010s, crafting personal and honest lyrics with a refreshing perspective and rounding it off with stellar production.
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Sunday 30th OCT

CAR BOOT SALE 
Where: Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Car Boot Sale are a five-piece band based in London. Their music embodies the excitement, charisma and swagger reminiscent of British rock n’ roll at its peak. Drawing from an eclectic range of inspiration, including blues masters, hip-hop legends and psychedelic bands, their live shows are a captivating combination of sheer passion, soulful groove and hypnotic songwriting.
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Monday 31st OCT

Milky Chance
Where:
Boilershop – Newcastle
What: “When you feel that perfect synchronization with someone, it’s almost as if nothing else matters,” says Milky Chance guitarist/singer Clemens Rehbein. “Your worries, your anxieties, they just disappear, and all that’s left is love.”
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November

Tuesday 1st NOV

KATHRYN WILLIAMS 
Where: Gosforth Civic Theatre – Newcastle
What: In this new musical world when we talk about an artist’s body of work, we tend to think of a handful of records stretched out across of a handful of years, if we’re lucky. A changing industry and a focus on immediacy has done little to alter such notions, which makes Kathryn Williams something of an anomaly – releasing eleven full-length albums under her own name. While her best-known work is characterised by rich and honest songwriting, inspired by the greats – from Nick Drake to Joni Mitchell and beyond – Williams has continually been able to evolve as an artist because she’s always looked outside of such genre boundaries. 
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Saturday 5th Nov

Waves Festival 2022
Where:
 Various Venues – Sunderland
What: Sunderland’s Waves festival returns on Saturday 5th November bringing a line-up of exciting emerging artists. The all day multi-venue festival takes place over six venues in the heart of the city bringing international, national and regional artists together for a day of music in Sunderland. The first wave of acts features the aforementioned The Pale White as festival headliner, in The Fire Station. Dutch indie 4-piece Pip Blom , Leeds based electronic/funk party band Galaxians, Ishmael Ensemble , Sunderland born Tom A. Smith who is on a meteoric rise , Sunderland dance/pop outfit Vandebilt, the psychedelic/indie sounds of The Dream Machine, Luke Royalty, Hivemind, Yaatri, Wax Heart Sodality, Ghost//Signals as well as many more still TBA
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JOHN DOLE
Where: Bobiks – Newcastle
What: John Dole has been cutting his teeth in hip-hop and electronic scenes all over the northeast, touted by BBC introducing NE as one to watch, John has been making a name for himself as a sonic force to be reckoned with, for fans of simulation theory and Greggs coffee, a style built on intricate sound design and clever wordplay, all tailor made to pull you closer.
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Sunday 6th Nov

JETTA 
Where:
The Cluny – Newcastle
What: To say that Jetta is a DIY artist with laser-sharp vision is an understatement. The Liverpudlian artist writes and produces her own music from her bedroom studio, manages herself and has already achieved gold record status in America. Jetta’s philosophy is one of self-sufficiency and self-belief. Her music manages that rare feat of creating its own atmospheric alt-soul world, pulling on celestial guitar-pop and shadowy beats, all while sounding unmistakably like Jetta.
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Monday 7th Nov

Immerse  w/ InRetrospect / Negatives
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: IMMERSE conquer lifes battles head on with a smile. The Bristol quartet take pride in touring their energetic live performance throughout the UK & Europe. Behind their fun exterior, these four lads have always taken an empathic & positive approach to creating music. With two albums under their belt, IMMERSE have a strong catalogue behind them which has rewarded them with a loyal fanbase.
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Wednesday 9th Nov

IDestroy
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: Riotous live shows are IDestroy’s calling card. Since forming in 2015, the trio, who met as students in Bristol, have played more than 300 gigs across the UK, Europe and Asia, selling out shows in South Korea and multiple tours in Germany. IDestroy’s debut album We Are Girls was released February 2021. Rife with swearing and sarcasm and steeped in camaraderie and attitude, We Are Girls is a party-punk album which reflects the energy and chaos of their live shows. Dig deeper, however, and there’s sharp commentary in its ten spiky songs, from the ‘hands-off’ warning of punchy lead single Petting Zoo to the title track’s ire at the obstacles faced by female musicians.
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Thursday 10th Nov

Amy Montgomery
Where: Head Of Steam – Newcastle
What: The first thing that grabs your attention about Irish singer songwriter Amy Montgomery, apart from her Bohemian look, is her raw and beautiful voice honed from relentless busking and touring throughout Ireland, UK, Europe and Australia. Her vocals seem to channel the spirit of Janis Joplin and Grace Slick whilst also acknowledging one of her favourites Alanis Morissette. After 5 years of carving the best representation of her music, Amy delivers a fresh, edgy and original live performance with her full band. Performing barefoot, adorned in warpaint and flamboyantly designed stage outfits, the shows are always highly charged with emotions swinging from happiness and smiles to audience members literally weeping!
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Friday 11th Nov

ĠENN 
Where: Zerox : The Shooting Gallery – Newcastle
What: Sisterhood is an apt description for the creative dynamic within ĠENN: theirs is an unconditional bond, based on mutual affection and instinctive trust. Songs are born out of group jams, though the pandemic meant they had to adapt their process slightly to work at a distance. The songwriting on Liminal is the product of these remote sessions, with songs finalised post-lockdown at Brighton’s Small Pond Studios with producer Sam Coveney. 
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THE BUG CLUB 
Where: The Cluny – Newcastle
What: To say that the exuberant appeal of The Bug Club’s live performances and songmanship has been spread by word of mouth is a bit of a contradiction, as you could never sum up the music produced by these three groovy peas in a far-out pod (musically and lyrically interesting, deliciously individual, stripped-back garage pop songs, which shimmy, bounce and slide from joyfully frenetic guitar riffs to melodious harmonies) in anything like one word
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Bob Vylan
Where: Newcastle University Students’ Union – Newcastle
What: BOB VYLAN plus guests at Newcastle University SU
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THE LITTLE KICKS
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Combining soaring vocal harmonies and infectious guitar hooks with the distinctive warmth of analogue synthesizers, The Little Kicks create an exciting melody-driven sound, as engaging on record as it is live. Singles from The Little Kicks’ last LP “Shake Off Your Troubles” (released March 2017 to much critical acclaim) have received airplay on BBC Radio.
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Ruled By Raptors & The Breathing Method
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What: Newcastle noise machine Ruled By Raptors & Ayrshire grunge rockers The Breathing Method hit the stage at Little Buildings, Newcastle for a night of high octane live music, if you like your music heavy and hard then this is the gig for you.
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DEADLETTER + Gaz Price
Where:
Base Camp – Middlesbrough
What: Hailing from Yorkshire, now South London rooted, DEADLETTER channel the droll fury of The Fall and the lopsided rhythms of LCD Soundsystem into a strain of vehement post-punk, exploring the darker side of existence through a lens of narrative-driven levity. With members being firm friends from birth, there is an instinctive understanding of movement and danceability to their music worth its’ weight in gold, whilst never cheapening the nuance and grit of their sound.. With four singles now under their belt, the only way is upwards for DEADLETTER.
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Saturday 12th Nov

PART CHIMP 
Where: The Cluny – Newcastle
What: In the psychic wastelands of the 21st century, one particular sonic force looms large. Transcendental like the malignant force that fuels the zombie movies of lore, Part Chimp have made it their business to shake speaker-stacks, fry brains and induce jouissance and tinnitus alike across the UK. Yet whilst their legendary status as primal paragons of the riff has been largely a fixture of the vinyl-stacks and battered amps of the underground, Drool – their fifth and perhaps finest transmission thus far – has other ideas.
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The Lulas / Picnic / Brad Robinson
Where:
PLAY BREW co – Middlesbrough
What: “Enjoy the ride” album launch gig. Middlesbrough four-piece The Lulas are a band that just exude feel-good vibes, wasting no time in kicking off proceeding with a jaunty set of tracks that instantly makes the room come alive. Right from the get-go, they bring their funky style of pop to the party. Picnic: Combining Pop, Funk, Indie and Jazz. There aren’t many bands capable of starting a party like this lot. It’s fun, it’s upbeat and it’s positive. A literal picnic of sound. Brad Robinson: Providing warm soul to your ears that you cannot forget, Brad provides chilled out vibes with his unforgettable tone
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Sunday 13th Nov

A. O. Gerber 
Where:
Cumberland Arms – Newcastle
What: A.O. Gerber is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in LA. She released her debut album ‘Another Place To Need’ – co-produced with Madeline Kenney – in May 2020, picking up widespread acclaim from the likes of NPR, Gorilla vs. Bear, NYLON and The Line Of Best Fit, who gave the record a glowing 9/10 review and aligned her with the likes of Angel Olsen and Julia Jacklin. An anticipated follow-up is expected in 2022.
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Jen Dixon 
Where: Yoga & Wellbeing Studios – Newcastle
What: Jen is a self produced singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist from the North East coast of England. She’s well known on social media for rescuing hens and any other animal that comes her way. Her adult indie pop style is catchy and relatable with soaring vocals. If you get a chance to see her live, acoustically or with her band, you’ll agree that her voice is special.
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Tuesday 15th Nov

Deaf Havana w/ Lonely The Brave / Sick Joy / Dead Pony
Where: NX Newcastle – Newcastle
What: Following the release of their eagerly awaited new album ‘The Present is a Foreign Land”, and their first L.P as a duet, UK rockers Deaf Havana will be taking over NX Newcastle for one hell of a show
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Thursday 17th Nov

LOW 
Where: Boilershop – Newcastle
What: Focusing on their craft, staying out of the fray, and holding fast their faith to find new ways to express the discord and delight of being alive, to turn the duality of existence into hymns we can share, Low present HEY WHAT. These ten pieces—each built around their own instantaneous, undeniable hook—are turbocharged by the vivid textures that surround them.The ineffable, familiar harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker break through the chaos like a life raft. Layers of distorted sound accrete with each new verse – building, breaking, colossal then restrained, a solemn vow only whispered. There will be time to unravel and attribute meaning to the music and art of these times, but the creative moment looks FORWARD, with teeth.
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Nick Oliveri 
Where: Anarchy Brew Co. – Newcastle
What: Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Stoner) brings his solo acoustic tour to Newcastle’s Anarchy Brew Co.
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Friday 18th Nov

DEHD 
Where:
Pop Recs Ltd – Sunderland
What: “I want nothing more than to be a loner,” Emily Kempf sings early on Flower of Devotion, the new album by Chicago trio Dehd. It’s a startling admission coming from a songwriter who, just a year ago on Dehd’s critically acclaimed Water, wrote eloquently about the joys and pains — more than anything, the necessity — of love, compassion, and companionship. But then, “admission” isn’t really the right word here, given the stridency of Kempf’s tone. “Loner” is a declaration.
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Rachael Dadd
Where:
Cobalt Studios – Newcastle
What: It will be almost three years since Rachael Dadd last graced our stage with her wildly creative free-form folk tunes, a gig we whole heartedly remember as being a purely joyful evening – we can’t wait for her return which also coincides with her new album launching – this will be a magical night – don’t miss it!!
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Saturday 19th Nov

Working Men’s Club
Where:
Boilershop – Newcastle
What: In advance of their eagerly anticipated sophomore album landing in just under 2 weeks, Working Men’s Club have announced details of their biggest UK headline tour to date. Additionally, the band have also shared an Erol Alkan remix of ‘Ploys’, a track taken from their second album Fear Fear, out 15th July on Heavenly Recordings.
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BENEFITS + STRAIGHT GIRL
Where:
Pop Recs Ltd – Sunderland
What: Benefits are an issues-based music collective from Teesside in the North East of England. They write songs about the urgencies that concern them, and they play them loud. Forming in 2019 and consisting of Kingsley Hall on vocals, Robbie Major and Hugh Major on synths and noise, and Dale Frost on drums they quickly evolved from a fairly standard IDLES-lite shouty punk rock outfit to a highly politicised group that merges noise, hip hop, industrial rock, electronica, garage and an angry twitter feed to get it’s point across. Support: Electropunk juggernaut ‘STRAIGHT GIRL’ is the alias of Leeds-based composer and producer Remy Enceladus.
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Not Now Norman w/ Scarsun / Scarred By Truth
Where:
Trillians – Newcastle
What: Pure Power Darkside Management In Association With Trillian’s Presents: Not Now Norman Album Release Party For Their New Album ‘It’s Not This One’. Delivering Hard Rock with a strong message in every track. Taylor-Grace commands the front, belting her lungs out to Zander Browns relentless riffs, Caitlin Gibson’s bass groove and Duncan Brown hitting the metal. Having disabilities since childhood, Taylor-Grace took the decision to turn her pain into power and to the stage. Plus Special Guests Scarsun And Scarred By Truth. Free Entry.
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BENEFITS 
Where:
Pop Recs Ltd – Sunderland
What: Benefits are an issues-based music collective from Teesside in the North East of England. They write songs about the urgencies that concern them, and they play them loud. Forming in 2019 and consisting of Kingsley Hall on vocals, Robbie Major and Hugh Major on synths and noise, and Dale Frost on drums they quickly evolved from a fairly standard IDLES-lite shouty punk rock outfit to a highly politicised group that merges noise, hip hop, industrial rock, electronica, garage and an angry twitter feed to get it’s point across.
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FAKE FRUIT
Where:
Zerox : The Shooting Gallery – Newcastle
What: In 2013, 18 year old musician/songwriter Hannah D’Amato fled her Southern California suburban home. Disillusioned by the ubiquitous garage and psych rock casualties that polluted her local music scene and a healthy teenage desire to flee the nest, D’Amato set her sights on New York City. Working as a nanny, D’Amato soaked in everything New York had to offer, playing in bands, developing a session side hustle, and forming the first incarnation of Fake Fruit.
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Sunday 20th Nov

Janus Stark + Nosebleed + Loudmouth 
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What: Legendary pop-punk band Janus Stark bring their live show to Newcastle with support from Nosebleed and Loudmouth
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Monday 21st Nov

WIDOWSPEAK + NIGHT SHOP
Where:
Pop Recs Ltd – Sunderland
What: Widowspeak’s sixth album started out with loose strings of a concept, a story about a fictional band: A chain-stitcher working in the satin district of an unnamed city, a neighborhood of storefront tailors devoted to elaborate costumery for country-western, art rock, ye-ye cover bands that populate the street’s bars after dark. The narrator joins one such outfit, “Le Tex” and feels a sense of belonging and momentum, movement beyond what was previously a stable, predictable life. A relationship with a bandmate materializes. Eventually, the group start to write originals. They generate goodwill and momentum, and venture out on the open road seeking new opportunities beyond what the satin district can offer. 
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Tuesday 22nd Nov

Wandering Oak: Wine Lips (CA)
Where:
Zerox : The Shooting Gallery – Newcastle
What: Wandering Oak brings you: Wine Lips plus support tba
at ZEROX: the Shooting Gallery
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Wednesday 23rd NOV

SUNFLOWER THIEVES
Where: Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Childhood friends, Amy and Lily, form Leeds-based pop-folk band Sunflower Thieves, a strong soulful sisterhood nurturing a unique sound, through ethereal vocal harmonies and storytelling lyrics. Tales of friendship, loss and self-discovery create the intimate atmosphere and sincere performance you experience in watching them.
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Thursday 24th NOV

Eliza Faye + Imogen Bose-Ward
Where:
Mosaic Tap – Newcastle
What: Pillar Artists & Mosaic Tap are thrilled to host two incredible artists that share the stage together for this gig: Eliza Faye and Imogen Bose-Ward. Eliza Faye is a singer-songwriter that hails from Cumbria and is now based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Having just released her debut EP titled “Long Live The Woman”, audiences can expect enchanting vocals and personal lyrics that will resonate with everyone attending. Imogen Bose-Ward is a singer-songwriter originally from Scotland but, like Eliza, has also found herself in Newcastle.
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Friday 25th Nov

Poly-Math / Dutch Elm / Midnight Jazz Club
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What: POLY-MATH: Poly-Math are an instrumental Prog/Math band based in Brighton and London, and have been a mainstay at avant-garde music Festival, ArcTanGent since 2013. DUTCH ELM: Instrumental post-rock band from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK . MIDNIGHT JAZZ CLUB: UK Based Post Rock / Electronic
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Galaxians + Moon Wax
Where:
Cobalt Studios – Newcastle
What: Sounds of the 80s dance floor for the modern age. Leeds-based trio Galaxians serve up futuristic disco & house drenched feel good dance tunes with stunning, fierce powerhouse vocals from front woman Emma Mason. A party band par excellence, acts from dancefloors past and present are recalled in Galaxians’ rubbery boogie style that is instantly recognisable in it’s irresistibly groove-driven backline and pumped up vocals.
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Saturday 26th Nov

Showcasing Scottish Artists
Where: Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Have you always been curious about what happens across the border? Curious about the Scottish music scene and their up and comers? Well, we’ve got a treat in store for you! STAGED. Live and LLIVELY Music are bringing four emerging Scottish bands to Newcastle. Taking to the stage will be eclectic rock band The Lutras, anthemic alternative pop outfit Moonlight Zoo, alternative guitar band New Town and a fourth special guest which will be announced soon
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Songs From Northern Britain #8
Where: The Georgian Theatre – Stockton
What: Songs From Northern Britain is back for it’s eight instalment, a line up of emerging acts from the North East and Scotland
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Tired of Fighting / Forgetting the Future / Silk Road / India Arkin
Where: Head Of Steam – Newcastle
What: Afterlight Management welcomes four fantastic artists to the Head of Steam, Newcastle for a night of melodic, energetic and passionate indie-rock. Starting with the enchanting songstress INDIA ARKIN that will captivate your senses and gently settle you in. SILK ROAD are a keen to show you exactly what they’re made of. Travelling all the way from Thuso, Scotland we have FORGETTING THE FUTURE. Headlining this event are Newcastle’s TIRED OF FIGHTING. Anyone who have seen these guys play live before knows all-too-well what they’re capable of once they step on that stage.
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December

Saturday 3rd Dec

Matt Deighton
Where:
The Common Room of the Great North – Newcastle
What: Matt Deighton’s stunning discography tells a story of genuinely great musicianship and songwriting, but most of all, of the beauty and fragility of one of Britain’s greatest lost talents and how life around him has sometimes shaped a fate beyond his control. An artist who returns with something more beautiful every time the storm abates, 2021 saw the reemergence of British folk’s most enigmatic lost son – a favourite among musicians, songwriters and diehard music lovers.
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FAYE FANTARROW
Where: Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Sunderland singer-songwriter Faye Fantarrow is having a meteoric rise within the local scene. Winner of the Alan Hull Award 2021; being freshly tipped this year as one of BBC Introducing’s acts to watch for 2022 and now recently being signed by none other than the legendary Dave
Stewart; the future is nothing but promising for this young artist. Her distinctive, atmospheric, soulful sound and powerful lyrics are staples of Fantarrow’s music, creating great traction with her releases and even more so on the live scene.
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Sunday 4th Dec

Let Spin + Ceitidh Mac
Where: Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Based in London and Berlin, Let Spin are a cutting edge post-jazz quartet who have been making waves in the UK and European jazz scenes since their formation in 2012. Their collaborative way of working produces an explosive mixture of stylistic influences whilst their focus on improvisation leads to incendiary live performances, allowing the music to venture into territories that are unforeseen even to the musicians themselves. Ceitidh Mac blends the warming tones of the cello and mellow vocals to create a transformative sound that puts a progressive twist on the alt.folk genre. Originally from Wales, now based in Newcastle, Ceitidh’s intriguing lyrics have been mesmerising audiences across the UK.
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Monday 5th Dec

MYKKI BLANCO
Where:
The Cluny – Newcastle
What: Throughout their evolution, poet, artist, musician Mykki Blanco has continuously blurred genres – pulling rave, trap, grunge and punk influences into a swirling pool of experimental hip hop that celebrated queer and trans experiences. Ultimately Mykki concluded they wanted to create their own sonic universe from scratch. To facilitate this, they collaborated with producer and multi-instrumentalist FaltyDL, who allowed them to envision new soundscapes built from lush, live instrumentation.
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Friday 9th Dec

THE AVELONS
Where:
The Cluny2 – Newcastle
What: Forest Hall based indie/alt racket-makers The Avelons appeal to fans of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Foo Fighters, The Clash. The band is made up of Jack Oldham on vocals and rhythm guitar, Aaron Morrell on backing vocals and lead guitar, James Thompson on bass and Darlington-born drummer Dylan Sharp all combine to create a dangerous, volatile sound that’s getting the band the reputation of a band not to miss live.
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Saturday 10th Dec

I LIKE TRAINS
Where:
Pop Recs Ltd – Sunderland
What: Through their re-telling of some of western history’s most idiosyncratically bleak tales of human interest, to their realisation of humanity lying prostrate at the hands of environmental and technological factors far greater than us, I LIKE TRAINS have been transfixed by the art of survival. A group who stood apart from the crowd even as their adopted home of Leeds enjoyed its hype boom and bust years during the mid-noughties. Under the microscope of the wider media during its ‘New Yorkshire’ era, they have never really been fashionable: too surly, too bleak, too stubborn to follow the pre-meditated narrative placed on them by their critics and peers
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Sunday 11th Dec

BENJAMIN AMOS
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Benjamin Amos is a singer-songwriter from the North Coast of Ireland. His lush musical tones will appeal to fans of Sufjan Stevens, Fleet Foxes and Local Natives. Amos cut his musical teeth as frontman of ‘The Good Fight’, winning a televised BBC Battle of the Bands and playing on some of the biggest stages across Ireland, before forming duo ‘Sullivan & Gold’. After signing to indie label Smalltown America, ‘For Foes’ was released to a great reception and the album was shortlisted for the NI Music Prize.
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Thursday 15th Dec

MICHAEL HEAD & THE RED ELASTIC BAND
Where:
Pop Recs Ltd – Sunderland
What: Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band was an idea born in 2008 following the cessation of Shack, the critically-acclaimed band that Michael Head formed with his brother John. The project gained perfect traction after joining forces with Violette Records in 2013.
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Tuesday 20th Dec

A Peevie Wonderful Christmas Time
Where:
The Cluny – Newcastle
What: The Peevie Wonders are a high energy colourful four piece who have recently risen from the depths of the river tyne (with a pint in hand). The wild and riffy quartet take pride in their loud delivery of observational and judgemental lyrics. Mixing shouty and spoken vocals with the occasional squeal to help blow off some steam. The band are ready to liberate their musical silence with their first single going by the name of “Indie Dancefloor Boy”. From the perspective of a short minded, musically stubborn 17 year old in a sweaty smoky indie club. The days where ego outweighed drinking capability. Being so oblivious to the fact that our musical taste was not as individual and well researched as we once thought.
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Thursday 29th Dec

THE CASINO BRAWL 
Where:
The Cluny – Newcastle
What: NE metal / post-hardcore band The Casino Brawl return.
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