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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August

Monday 8th Aug

WHEN CHAI MET TOAST 
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: India’s ever-evolving When Chai Met Toast (WCMT) balance their folk-pop roots with forays into indie rock and alternative rock. The band consists of vocalist Ashwin Gopakumar, guitarist Achyuth Jaigopal, keyboard player Palee Francis and drummer Pai Sailesh. The quartet officially came into being in 2016 with their debut EP ‘Joy of Little Things’. The collective made a swift rise following the release, with audiences taking to their unique style of songwriting drawing upon multilingual lyrics and infectious sing-along choruses, incorporating acoustic folk instruments like the banjo. 
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Tuesday 9TH AUG

Crowley + Circus
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What: CROWLEY: Hard Rock band from Newcastle, UK. CIRCUS: Alt-rock – “something for the ears from Newcastle Upon Tyne”
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Wednesday 10th Aug

The Rumjacks w/ Good Friend + Shanghai Treason
Where:  
Anarchy Brew Co. – Newcastle
What: Hailing from the streets of Sydney Australia, The Rumjacks have been described as a mix between seminal bands The Clash and The Pogues; and, with their energetic live shows they have since departed the Sydney pub scene and are regulars on the European circuit. 2019 saw them playing at Europe’s legendary festivals: Groez Rock, Wacken Open Air and HellFest; as well as previously headlining Mighty Sounds and a main stage appearance at Poland’s massive Woodstock festival. 2019 Also seen massive sold out club shows through out all of France, Romania, Germany and many more.
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Provenance + Raising Romulus + Emily Whincup 
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What:

Our ‘Summer Sessions’ have been specifically designed to support young, up-and-coming artists. Join us in Stockton as we welcome Provenance, Raising Romulus and Emily Whincup Provenance: A new indie-pop outfit from Teesside made up of members from CLU. Raising Romulus: A high-energy alt-rock band from Redcar with absolute bags of potential. Emily Whincup: Local up-and-coming singer-songwriter. This is her second Teesside gig.
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Friday 12th Aug

IVY SKY
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Ivy Sky are a pop rock band from County Durham / Sunderland/ Newcastle. Their style is all about catchy guitar riffs and lyrics you can sing along to. Formed in early 2022, Ivy Sky are playing live and ready to show you what they’re all about. They take influence from pop artists and rock/pop punk to blend the genres into their own style.
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Ocean Floor 
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton-On-Tees
What: Ocean Floor are an alt-rock four-piece from Hartlepool. The band take inspiration from the powerful female vocals and emotion of Lorde and WILLOW whilst incorporating the mysteriousness of Stevie Nicks and her time in Fleetwood Mac. The band have been on the musical scene since 2019 but recently went under a major genre change alongside now being female-fronted. In their new music, you will find powerful vocals over reverb-heavy guitar riffs with the bass and drums working together to make an electric atmosphere.
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KYLVER / PRIMITIVE VICES / THE VESSEL 
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What: KYLVER – Newcastle based four piece instrumental progressive rock/metal band that have crafted their take on the progressive genre by mixing slow and heavy doom riffs, odd time signatures, atmospherics of post-rock. PRIMITIVE VICES – Progressive sludge metal from Edinburgh. Combining elements of traditional heavy metal, doom metal, sludge metal and progressive metal. For fans of High on Fire and early Mastodon.” THE VESSEL – The Vessel are a two piece rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne playing bass and drums music. 
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SWIM DEEP
Where:
The Cluny2 – Newcastle
What: Swim Deep in association with Revive Live/The National Lottery.
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Ben Hopkinson + Lost State Of Dan
Where:
Base Camp – Middlesbrough
What: Ben Hopkinson is well known for his work as part of By Toutatis and Kingsley Chapman & The Murder, two bands firmly lodged in the canon of seminal North East groups, so we’re really excited to bring him to Base Camp for a special solo show rarer than an angry marmot. A piano maestro, saxophonist, singer, writer, guitar shredder, Alan Hull enthusiast – we don’t know what to expect and we absolutely cannot wait. Support comes from from soulful, eighties-inspired balladeer Lost State Of Dan, another multi-instrumental genius.
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Ocean Floor 
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: Ocean Floor are an alt-rock four-piece from Hartlepool. The band take inspiration from the powerful female vocals and emotion of Lorde and WILLOW whilst incorporating the mysteriousness of Stevie Nicks and her time in Fleetwood Mac. The band have been on the musical scene since 2019 but recently went under a major genre change alongside now being female-fronted. In their new music, you will find powerful vocals over reverb-heavy guitar riffs with the bass and drums working together to make an electric atmosphere.
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Saturday 13th Aug

Mousetival ’22
Where:
Georgian Theatre – Stockton
What: We’re incredibly excited to announce that this year’s Mousetival will take place on Saturday 13th August at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton!! After two difficult year’s in which we had to make the decision to cancel, we’re finally doing a fourth Mousetival! Here’s this year’s AMAZING line-up: Mouses, Squiggles, bigfatbig , Scruffy Bear , Kkett , Faithful Johannes , Animal Byproducts, Mage Tears, Salsola, Sorority Grrrls
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EMMA RUTH RUNDLE
Where:
Gosforth Civic Theatre – Newcastle
What: Emma Ruth Rundle has always been a multifaceted musician, equally capable of dreamy abstraction (as heard on her debut album Electric Guitar: One), maximalist textural explorations (see her work in Marriages, Red Sparowes, Nocturnes or collaborations with Chelsea Wolfeand Thou), and the classic acoustic guitar singer-songwriter tradition (exemplified by Some Heavy Ocean). But on Engine of Hell, Rundle focuses on an instrument that she left behind in her early twenties when she began playing in bands: the piano.
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LIGHTNING BOLT
Where:
The Cluny – Newcastle
What: Lightning Bolt play with abandon that is unmatched and remarkably undiluted since the duo’s formation 25 years ago. They are often called one of the loudest rock outfits in existence, both on record and on (or famously, off) the stage. Brian Gibson creates sounds that are unexpected and remarkably varied with his virtuosic bass playing and his inventive approach to the instrument, centered around melody rather than rhythm. The dizzying fury of Brian Chippendale’s drums twist from primal patterns into disorienting break beats as his distorted, looped, and echoing vocals weave more melody into the mayhem. Amidst the fray there has always been shreds of a pop songs discernible in the eye of every Lightning Bolt song. 
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One Million Motors / Radio Aftermath / The Timewasters
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What: One Million Motors – Newcastle’s favourite Alt-punk gang return to Little Buildings for a summer headline show. Support from:
Radio Aftermath and The Timewasters
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Wednesday 17th Aug

Dutch Wine + Trunk
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What: DUTCH WINE: A new arrival to the Glasgow music scene: Dutch Wine are a hard hitting three piece characterised by atmospheric guitars, emotive vocals and a driving rhythm section. TRUNK: local/Leeds-based shoegaze/post-hardcore.
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Thursday 18th Aug

HOMETRUTHS / Trashed
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Rocksound Magazine – “History – huge melodies and shimmering chords aplenty encased in a pristine pop-punk shell.”
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Post Rome / Scuttlebuggs / Tales
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What: POST ROME: atmospheric alt-rock band from Sunderland. SCUTTLEBUGGS (CHICAGO, USA):Raw/twitchy/freaky/dreamy/edgy
indie/alt/folk/rock n roll. TALES: alt-rock 4 piece formed in 2018, with members from Newcastle and Sunderland.
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Friday 19th Aug

WILD SPELKS
Where:
Three Tanners Bank – North Shields
What: The brainchild of Jonathon Sabiston (guitar, drums, bass, keys, vocals), Wild Spelks was borne out of a desire to create a musical project without compromise, writing and recording all the parts himself. Wild Spelks’ two previous singles The Happy Places and Turn It Around have already received praise from the likes of Clash Magazine, CLOUT and NARC Magazine, as well as BBC Introducing Newcastle and Amazing Radio to name a few.
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noyou w/ Picnic & Violectric
Where:
 Independent – Sunderland
What: With an emphasis on Soaring vocal melodies, dirty fuzz guitar lines and synaesthetic electronics, Sunderland’s noyou are carving a genre-bending path for themselves. Emerging in early 2019 with their debut single ‘The War’, they’ve followed through with a captivating slew of tracks. From the luscious, dense electronic soundscape of ‘Underneath the Pain’ to the pumped-up indie rock anthem ‘We’re so Sorry’, their sound is drenched in a day-glo aesthetic that’s universally melodic and well-produced, resulting in an exciting, expansive and maximalist experiment in indie synth pop. PICNIC are a band that wears its heart and intentions on its sleeve. Their pop melodies showcase playful yet heartfelt lyricism, while their upbeat guitar-based pop packs enough punch and rhythm to get a packed room bubbling. Violectric push the boundaries of an indie-rock band with their focus on dark riffs and a pop style of singing. A truly unique sound, as each band member brings their own influences to the table.
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TV DEATH w/ PINK POISON
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Combining punk with psychedelic rock and roll ideals, Newcastle’s TV Death provide cathartic fury, leading them to being named as a highlight of the inaugural A Stone’s Throw Festival by Louder Than War, who also listed the band’s debut single “Crank Bugs” as one of their top 100 tracks of 2021. Meanwhile, their EP’s title track “Isolation” received airplay from BBC Radio 6 and has drawn comparisons to Sonic Youth at their most intense.
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Tired of Fighting w/ Electric Circus / Atari Doll 
Where:
The Cluny2 – Newcastle
What: Tired of Fighting with Electric Circus and Atari Doll at Cluny2
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Docksuns + Provenance + Lucy Pottinger
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: Docksuns: Raspy vocals and toe-tapping chorus’ emerging band from the North East. After the band formed in January 2019, the five-piece have dove headfirst into the music industry. Provenance: A new indie-pop outfit from Teesside made up of members from CLU. Lucy Pottinger: An up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Teesside.
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Saturday 20th AUG

CUTSCENE / PLAYGROUND CIRCUS / OCEANS APART / HAKARA
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What: Bedlam Bookings Presents Cutscene, Playground Circus, Oceans Apart and Hakara
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James Leonard Hewitson
Where:
The Link – Stockton
What: Join north-east based rising songwriter James Leonard Hewitson as he performs energetic and thought-provoking songs in this headline gig at The LINK This is a free event that doesn’t require a ticket or sign up. Just come down to The LINK and enjoy all the new music we have on offer!
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DILUTEY JUICE
Where:
Three Tanners Bank – North Shields
What: DILUTEY JUICE are a brass party band created in the summer of 2020 as a response to the covid pandemic and a need to take positive vibes and dance music to the public. They saw an incredible response to their energetic street performances and despite their extremely short time playing together, have since been booked for a vast array of parties and festivals, supporting the likes of TOO MANY ZOOZ and Nubiyan Twist to name a few. Rising to critical acclaim since their inception, DILUTEY JUICE take inspiration from a plethora of influences, from the fast hypnotic rhythms of Afro-beat, to the intense euphoria of 90’s dance music – they’re a party band that are truly unlike any other in the north east and will stop at nothing to give their audience a mind-blowing performance.
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Oxjam NCL 
Where:
The Globe – Newcastle
What: Oxjam returns to The Globe with another fundraiser on Saturday, August 20th. This one features live music from Bosola (Alt-Rock), Hannah Robinson, (Melancolic Indie-Pop) , Midnight in Havana (Rock) , The Timewasters (Alt Rock) , Reservoirs. (Alt Rock) It’s donation entry with all money donated going to Oxfam GB to support the work they do
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No Teeth / RichardCarlson Band / The Welly House Band.
Where:
Tyne Bar – Newcastle
What: This years Tyne Bar extravaganza featurng No Teeth will be accompanied by the bullying eyes of RichardCarlson Band and the hoof footed tremblings of The Welly House Band. In no particular order we intend to plummet, together into a hilarious void. Only now seen together in jest on the 20th of August from 7 o’clock onwards.
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Sunday 21st AUG

DEVIL’S ADVOCATE ALL DAYER
Where: The Cluny – Newcastle
What: Here ye! Here ye! What ho! How farest thou? Roll up Saints, Sinners, Angels and Devils alike for a summer fête of many a local band at £15 advance. Both stages at The Cluny on Sunday 21st August from 1PM. Pray tell ye will be there? Line up: Beige Banquet  / Witness Protection Programme  / Swine Tax / Faithful Johannes  / Shades  / Dogboy  / Sakes  / Holiday in Tokyo / Dog years / Smuj  / Roxy Girls  / Jango Flash / Komparrison 
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Dayzies + Nice Guy + Earth Farm 
Where: The Globe – Newcastle
What: DAYZIES are an exiting, up and coming alternative rock band from the North East of England. Having sold out their first 3 shows, gained a solid home following and grabbed gigs with the likes of Andrew Cushin, Skinner Brothers and Ruby Tuesdays the band are already making moves in the local music scene and beyond. They have featured on Nrthrn Baby’s ’Ones To Watch’ list and recommended by Islington radios Matt Wherry as “one of the bands to look out for in 2022”. Not afraid to mix genres, their unique live shows bring together their lovely and loyal fanbase, creating buzz for their EP due to be release early 2023. Support from Nice Guy + Earth Farm, with special guests Ginger Cal & Freinds.
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Wednesday 24TH AUG

EFTERKLANG 
Where:
Gosforth Civic Theatre – Newcastle
What: Every year as spring arrives, a sea of tiny flowers blossom across the Danish forest floor. They’re an explosion of colour, a symbol of hope and change, disappearing as quickly as they arrived and exposing the constant cycle of nature. They are known colloquially as windflowers. For over twenty years, Efterklang have been pushing the barriers of experimental, electronic, emotional chamber-pop. Announcing their sixth studio album Windflowers, their first for City Slang, the Danish trio of Mads Brauer, Rasmus Stolberg and Casper Clausen continue a creative journey that’s brought them closer together, even as their lives grow apart. Channelling the motifs of hope and change its namesake flora represents, the album sees their many years of collaboration and experimentation distilled into some of their most concise, most direct and confidently Efterklang-style pop songs to date.
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The Collectors + The Warrens + Stupid Pool
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: The Collectors: A young, up-and-coming Brit-pop band from Teesside with bags of potential. The Warrens: Hartlepool indie-rock outfit who, as they put it, have been writing “catchy bangers” since 2018. Stupid Pool: A young, up-and-coming indie outfit.
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Thursday 25TH AUG

FRESH / FORTITUDE VALLY
Where:
Pop Recs Ltd – Sunderland
What: Fresh are mega indie punks from London who release records on the mega Specialist Subject Records ov Bristol! They are touring in support of their brand new record RAISE HELL. Support comes from Fortitude Valley ov Durham via London. FV have recently released a beaut record on Fika Recordings which showcases the superb pop sensibilities of Laura Kovic (Tigercats). Additionally, featuring members of Martha, ONSIND and Night Flowers, this lot are not to be missed.
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Friday 26TH AUG

BUFFALO NICHOLS 
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What: Born in Houston but raised in Milwaukee, Carl “Buffalo” Nichols is a deft fingerpicker and slide guitarist and muted power singer. It’s no surprise that he wound up being signed by Fat Possum, the Mississippi-based indie label that first cemented its rep by recording older blues acts like R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough — before releasing records by the Black Keys, Andrew Bird, and, in 2018, Soccer Mommy. Nichols is the first new blues act signed to the Fat Possum in over two decades, all part of his (and the label’s) quest to ensure the genre is alive and kicking
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Megan Black
Where:
YogaTherapies – Newcastle
What: Scotland’s ‘Hippy-Dippy Drag Queen’, Megan Black, first made waves in the Scottish music scene when shortlisted for BBC’s Singer-Songwriter of the Year Award in 2019. She has since released a single which was claimed to be ‘one of the top 5 singles of 2020’. Now having released her debut album ‘Deadly is the Woman’ in April this year, Megan holds nothing back: giving true exploitation of identity, sexuality, expression, love, loss, pain, and everything in between. Megan’s unapologetic vision incorporates vintage sounds from blues rock and jazz.
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SATURDAY 27TH AUG

THE TIMEWASTERS
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: The Timewasters are a band from Newcastle Upon Tyne, the alt-rock indie band create a 90s style vibe yet with a twenty-first century twist. Chord progressions inspired from like likes of The Darkness and Nirvana, with overtones of The Velvet Underground beabadoobee and Beach Bunny their music has something for everyone.
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Sunday 28TH AUG

Deep North Festival 
Where:
Multi-Venue – Hartlepool
What: The inaugural ‘Deep North’ festival, will take place on Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August, between 2pm and 2am, across five town venues: The Owl, The Studio, Idols, DING and Hops and Cheese, all within 5 mins walking distance from each other. The festival will feature a feast of local, regional and national talent: psych/country instrumental 3-piece from Leeds BOBBY LEE (Leeds), dark brooding indie from Teesside 4 piece SWEARS, and local Hartlepool, infectious summery pop from Market Place, and indie guitar bangers from THE WARRENS, plus dark folk tales from Lincolnshire based RAMBLE GAMBLE and gravel voiced renowned comedy from David Headingham. Other acts confirmed include: Skylark Song, Fawns, Mt. Misery, Little Hands, J P Riggal and Alex Featherstone, Jasmine Weatherill and Kelly Taylor (Comedy) with many more to be announced. The festival is FREE Entry across all venues, but will be wrist-banded for entry.
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COLA  / Blue Bendy
Where:
Pop Recs Ltd – Sunderland
What: Cola started collaborating in fall 2019 when Darcy and Stidworthy, both formerly of Ought, reached out to their friend Cartwright, who they had frequently met on the road while he was drumming with various other projects. The band’s organic chemistry solidified quickly after a few sessions of jamming in-person. Then, as the pandemic began, they were forced to decamp and write songs separately. Working in solitude ended up becoming a “defining color as well as a barrier” to the album, says Darcy. He notes that he wrote the lyrics to “Fulton Park” as a “dream landscape”, a sort of alternative to the frustration and depression he was experiencing at the time.
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Monday 29TH AUG

DEERHOOF  / Taupe
Where:
The Cluny – Newcastle
What: Over eighteen boundless albums as experimental as they are pop, Deerhoof has continuously quested for daring storytelling and radicalsounds, creating a new shared language of revolution. 2020’s critically acclaimed, overwhelmingly prescient Future Teenage Cave Artists explored fairytale visions of post-apocalypse, welding intrinsic melodies with absurdist digital recording methods. Its immediate sequel Love-Lore, a live covers medley, channeled futurist mid-century artists—Parliament, Sun Ra and Stockhausen, to name a handful— into a patchwork love letter to the anti-authoritarian expressions that inspire the band.
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September

Thursday 1st Sept

Holy Coves / Listomania / Kicking Lillies
Where:
The Cluny2 – Newcastle
What: North Wales Psychedelic Indie-Rock band ‘Holy Coves’ are set to embark on a Huge 24 Date UK Pilgrimage entitled the ‘Druids And Bards’ Tour on the 19th August 2022. Following the release of 3 well received singles, the tour will promote their up coming new album ‘Druids And Bards’ which will be released later this year via prolific North Wales Label ‘Yr Wyddfa Records’.
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WARMDUSCHER 
Where:
Newcastle University – Newcastle
What: Having recently signed to Bella Union, ‘At The Hot Spot’ will be their first release on the label but their fourth studio album overall. It follows the band’s 2019 album ‘Tainted Lunch’ and 2018’s ‘Whale City’, which NME described as “peopled by a colourful cast of deviants”. London junk rockers, Warmduscher will bring their rock and roll knees up to Newcastle University this autumn.
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THE WEATHER STATION
Where: Gosforth Civic Theatre – Newcastle
What: One year ago, The Weather Station released Ignorance, one of 2021’s most praised and far-reaching albums. Today, Tamara Lindeman announces How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars, a new album out March 4th on Fat Possum, and presents its lead single/video, “Endless Time.” How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars is intended to be heard as a companion piece to Ignorance. These are songs written at the same time that connect emotionally and deal with many of the same themes: disconnection and conflict, love, birds, and climate feelings. Recorded live in just three days, How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars is achingly intimate; full of breath, silence, and detail.
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Friday 2nd Sept

BLACKWATERS 
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Following their meeting and forming at college in Guildford, via a revelatory FIDLAR gig that made them all re-set their ambitions, Blackwaters decided that the medieval market town had probably
had quite enough of their notorious yard parties, house gigs, and general noise and felt it was about time somewhere else had a dose of them.
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GHOST//SIGNALS  w/ Super Burner and Analogue Blood 
Where:
Cafe Etch – Middlesbrough
What: Ghost//Signals are a dark indie/goth inflected 5 piece from Newcastle upon Tyne – comparisons have been made to The Cure, The Chameleons, White Lies. They’ve had airplay on Radio 1, 6music, Amazing Radio and Louder than War Radio. And have received praise from legendary Melody Maker journalist Mick Mercer via his own Radio Show. Their debut album ‘Lives defined by Winter Skies’ is to shortly be released via established post punk label Swiss Dark Nights. Support comes via Super Burner and Analogue Blood 
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Beans on Toast + Jack Flanagan
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: Essex-born folk songwriter Beans on Toast is an extremely unique performer. Twisting an age-old genre with a D.I.Y. approach and contemporary concerns has earned him the title of a cult figure who tells it like it is. A festival favourite (he’s played Glastonbury every year since 2005) and a prolific writer and performer, he’s written and recorded 14 albums and he’s played every bar, club, venue, pub, festival, party and honky-tonk you can think of. He’s a hippy, a punk, a poet, a drunk, a die-hard romantic and an eternal optimist. Singing simple songs that tackle big issues, political protest songs for the modern-day, honest and open love songs, songs that will make you laugh but also make you think, with no holds barred honesty and quick wit.
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Fri 2nd to SuN 4th Sept

Northern Electric Festival 2022
Where:
Little Buildings / Cumberland Arms – Newcastle
What: A weekend celebrating local electronic artists, producers and DJs. This year we’re hosting gigs at Little Buildings and The Cumberland Arms on the 2nd and 3rd of September. Each night will have a special after party at Little Buildings!
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Saturday 3rd Sept

Independent’s 16th Birthday
Where:
 Independent – Sunderland
What: We celebrate our birthday on September 3rd with a massive all day party. Kicking off from 5pm with some of our favourite acts from across the region, a mix of new and exciting bands that have impressed at Independent over the past year. Live sets from: Bodacious / Casual threats / Club Paradise / Elizabeth Liddle / Eve Cole / Lottie Willis / Ten Eighty Trees. DJ’s from 10pm.
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Tuesday 6th Sept

FRANCIS OF DELIRIUM + WILD SPELKS
Where:
Cluny2 – Newcastle
What: A fascinating mix of 90s grunge and Gen-Z DIY, Luxembourg-based duo Francis of Delirium signed to Dalliance Recordings following the success of debut single “Quit Fucking Around”. Led by 19-year-old Jana Bahrich, the duo completed by Chris Hewett, 30 years Jana’s senior, make songs that communicate Jana’s intense passion to connect with people intimately. Wild Spelks is the solo project of songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jonny Sabiston. Wild Spelks was borne out of a desire to create a musical output without compromise, writing and recording all the parts himself. Since debuting in early 2020, Wild Spelks have already received praise from the likes of Clash Magazine, CLOUT and NARC Magazine, as well as BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio to name a few.
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Wednesday 7th Sept

Tide Lines
Where:
 Independent – Sunderland
What: Tide Lines are a four-piece band from the Scottish Highlands. Their latest album, Eye of the Storm, finished its first week at number 12 in the UK Album Charts in May 2020: topping both the Scottish and Independent album charts in the process. Their sound has been described as “…Folk with rousing rock, sparkling electronics and escapist lyrics….awash with arms-aloft sing-alongs.” (The Sunday Times) and “…roaring tunes embracing anthemic lift-off and wide-eyed wonderment” (The Daily Mirror).
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Thursday 8th Sept

Anna Ash 
Where:
Base Camp – Middlesbrough
What: We were absolutely blown away by Anna Ash when she played Base Camp last September. Almost a year to the day she’s back and we can’t wait! Her music is haunting and angelic, but there is something heart-breaking and dark about her songs. She drinks whiskey on stage, tells a great story and belts old fashioned soul sounding tunes about babes and bicycle crashes. She’s not old-timey, but she’s nowhere near pop. Michigan born and LA based. Her songs expose a singular singer and songwriter at work.
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Friday 9th Sept

Coral Snake + KissKissKill + Mr. Bigfoot + Autonym 
Where:
NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton
What: Coral Snake: Hailing from Teesside, Coral Snake mix their influences of old school rock ‘n’ roll with modern hard-rock to bring you a sound and performance that can only be described by the lads themselves as ‘mint’. Think Led Zep meets Alter Bridge, Aerosmith marries Black Stone Cherry, think whatever you want. KissKissKill:
A loud, energetic, high-energy rock outfit from Yorkshire with twin shredding guitars and big vocals. Mr. Bigfoot: Teesside-based alternative rock group consisting of spaced-out lead lines with thick, fuzzy rhythm sections, overlaid with harmonious vocal melody, ready to delve into an aggressive fit of screeching and screaming songs about feeling sad and
scary dentists. Autonym: A high-octance post-grunge/dirty rock band from West Yorkshire.
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WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS 
Where:
Pop Recs Ltd – Sunderland
What: Since releasing 2018’s ‘The More I Sleep The Less I Dream’, We Were Promised Jetpacks’ Adam Thompson, Sean Smith and Darren Lackie have embraced change head-on. Amicably parting ways with guitarist Michael Palmer, leaving a notable empty fourth corner in their practice room, it marked a transitory moment in the band’s acclaimed career, and one that would be cemented by events to come.
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Black Kids 
Where:
World HQ – Newcastle
What: 456 Live Presents Black Kids live at World HQ
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Slow Decades + Marc Bird
Where:
Central Bar- Newcastle
What: Hailing from the musical heartland of Tyne & Wear, Slow Decades are a collective of musicians based around the songwriting of vocalist, Ben Lowes-Smith. Marc Bird is a Sunderland born singer, songwriter and producer who creates melancholy folk pop, mixing acoustic instruments with found sounds and electronics.
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Saturday 10th Sept

Live in the Castle 2022
Where: Castle Keep – Newcastle
What: A weekend of live music from one of Newcastle’s most historic buildings. This brand new weekend-long festival hosted by The Rookery will guide audiences through this medieval building, soundtracked by some of the most exciting musical talent in the North East. Tickets for each of the two days are on sale now, along with a limited number of 2-day weekend tickets. Sat Line-up: Keiran Bowe , Crowley, Ceramic and India Arkin
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Smoove and Turrell 
Where: Salt Market – North Shields
What: Salt Market present the UK’s finest Funk and Soul band playing in the Coast’s premium venue for the first time.
This will be a stellar night out with support acts, Soul DJs and the usual Salt Market street food, style and swagger!
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DRAG + Judwyn & Oiler
Where:
Little Buildings – Newcastle
What: DRAG is a collaboration between Geordie born and Bristol based Anti-Art Artist Amy Crozier and Exmoor based Songwriter and Producer Leo Braukmann-Pugsley, otherwise known as ‘RED’ and ‘BLUE’.
Blending hooky synth-pop with contemporary themes, they conjure 80s nostalgia whilst firmly placing themselves within a 21st century context.  Judwyn is the shoegaze-tinged, college rock and emo inspired solo project of English-American producer and songwriter Carey Rushton. 4 piece North east indie rock band Oiler have sweated the lips off every gig they’ve ever played and they’re returning to little buildings to do it again. 
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Butterfly Effect Present: CEILING DEMONS + REX SIMONSON
Where:
Green Room – Stockton
What: Ceiling Demons return to Teesside to showcase their latest LP Snakes & Ladders which featured the legendary Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry! The LP is about cycles and structures, about life, death and rebirth and the constant rise and fall of all things. The alternative spoken word group will be performing a number of songs from the album along with select tracks from their back catalogue. We are very excited to announce support comes from Rex Simonson who is Simon Topping (founding member of A Certain Ratio) and his son Rex!
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Sunday 11th Sept

Live in the Castle 2022
Where: Castle Keep – Newcastle
What: A weekend of live music from one of Newcastle’s most historic buildings. This brand new weekend-long festival hosted by The Rookery will guide audiences through this medieval building, soundtracked by some of the most exciting musical talent in the North East. Tickets for each of the two days are on sale now, along with a limited number of 2-day weekend tickets. Sun Line-up: Cortney Dixon, Generation, Garden Party
and Palma Louca
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ELIZABETH LIDDLE 
Where:
Cluny – Newcastle
What: Singer-songwriter, Elizabeth Liddle, has been making waves in the North East music scene with her unmistakable voice and a setlist that will keep you hooked from start to finish. With the release of her debut single, ‘Lonely’, as well as other releases like, ‘Waiting On The Next One,’ described by ‘NARC Magazine as ‘a track you can get lost in’, she is poised to take her journey to the next level in 2022. Taking inspiration from 70’s classic singer-songwriters such as Carole King, Carly Simon, and Joni Mitchell, her style and sound is influenced heavily by the sound of the Laurel Canyon.
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Wednesday 14TH SEPT

Hooveriii 
Where:
The Cluny2 – Newcastle
What: For those unfamiliar with Hoover III, the vibe is that of a driving, psychedelic space rock band, with enough shred-laden, dual-guitar work to impress the heads and more hooks than a Peter Pan (pirate?) convention. This batch of songs blends sweetness and crunch better than your favorite breakfast cereal and the effect lasts longer too. One listen and you’ll have these melodic riffs and caloric choruses buried in your mind grapes so deep you’ll need to have them surgically extracted.
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Thursday 15TH SEPT

Catch The Sparrow / Heather Ferrier
Where:
Central Bar- Newcastle
What: In 2020, Dutch singer-songwriter Catch The Sparrow moved countries in the middle of a global pandemic to pursue her love for folk and traditional music in Newcastle upon Tyne. Amidst loss, loneliness and heartbreak she rediscovered her voice and musical ambitions, building up a repertoire of thoughtful, delicate songs that showcase a deep understanding of, and passion for, the traditional material she took inspiration from. Soaring melodies and rich harmonies are paired with intricate lyrics, in which her inquisitive spirit shines through. Heather Ferrier is an accordionist, clog dancer and composer from Stockport. Now based in the North East, 2022 has seen Heather release her debut solo concept EP From the Ashes.
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Marco Woolf + Faye MacCalman
Where:
The Globe – Newcastle
What: Manchester singer-songwriter, poet and storyteller Marco Woolf headlines the Northern Connections tour, a new project showcasing emerging artists based in the North of England. Influenced by the likes of Nick Drake and John Martyn, the music that Marco Woolf makes can prove similarly hard to categorise. Woolf wraps his delicate melodies in shimmering folk guitar and rippling kalimba, while pushing the music into unknown territory through often urgent jazz improvisation and post-rock.
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Friday 16th Sept

FRANKIE JOBLING
Where: Bobiks – Newcastle
What: 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. Influenced by old school soul and jazz titans such as Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday, Frankie’s sultry R’n’B vibes stay true to those roots whilst bringing them into a more contemporary world.
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Nephilim + Desolation + Nation In Ruin
Where:
Base Camp – Middlesbrough
What: A night of high energy metal invades Base Camp! The proper metal package from our headliners Nephilim. Expect insane drumming, dual guitar, a mix of screams and clean vocals, chuggy riffs and blazing solos! With support from Desolation & Nation In Ruin bringing their own unique blends of Melodic Groove Metal. A full-on metal experience, whiplash claims not approved.
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Saturday 17th Sept

JAMES LEONARD HEWITSON
Where: Pop Recs Ltd – Sunderland
What: James Leonard Hewitson is a singer/songwriter from Hartlepool, who depicts the bleakness of his surroundings through energetic and generally happy sounding songs, taking influence from Jonathan Richman, Pavement, The Fall and many more leftfield lyric and guitar based trailblazers. He is joined live and in studio by his band, The Relevant People, as well as performing solo.
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Wednesday 21st Sept

The Subways 
Where: Independent – Sunderland
What: THE SUBWAYS remain one of the most exciting live bands on the current touring circuit, thrilling crowds with their explosive rock sound and wild stage performances. Back in 2005, with an average age of just 18, Billy, Charlotte and Josh crashed onto the international music scene with their debut album ‘YOUNG FOR ETERNITY’, and their rock-club floor-filling single ‘ROCK & ROLL QUEEN’. The NME proclaimed them “The sexiest thing to sweep rock n roll off its feet in years!”
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HARBINGER / DREAMEATER / Sorrow
Where:
Bobiks – Newcastle
What: Something heavy this way comes. London, UK based technical deathcore riff merchants Harbinger return to active service after a couple of years away, with a brace of new songs, a new face and ferocious intent. With much to be angry about in the world around us, Harbinger are focusing their ire at those who manipulate and exploit others for their own selfish gain, both in a personal and political sense. Underpinning this righteous fury with thick, groove-laden riffs, anthemic choruses and shredding guitar solos.
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SCOTT MATTHEWS
Where:
The Cluny – Newcastle
What: If there’s one quality that defines the career of Scott Matthews it’s this: evolution. The singer/songwriter has challenged himself creatively during a career that has been characterised by rare quality. As Matthews gears up for the release of his seventh studio album, new horizons loom into view as he finds different ways to cast a spell. The quality of Matthews’ craft is a given. The Ivor Novello-winning artist is part of a lineage that includes such greats as Buckley and Drake, John Martyn and Paul Simon. With guitar in hand and a voice that conveys raw emotion, he has long been established as one of the world’s foremost purveyors of song.
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Thursday 22nd Sept

WYLDEST 
Where:
The Cluny2 – Newcastle
What: Wyldest is the dream pop project of songwriter/producer, Zoe Mead and guitarist, Holly Mullineaux. Formed in May 2014 and later joined by Jack Gooderham on drums (Still Corners), the band have already secured slots at Green Man festival and The DIY Magazine all Dayer. Their first demo releases have been praised amongst The Telegraph, NME, The Line of Best Fit and received Radio 1 airplay with Huw Stephens and BBC Introducing”
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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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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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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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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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Monda7 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Friday 21st OCT

Amateur Ornithologist + Supports
Where:
Bobiks – 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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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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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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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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Sunday 24th OCT

OCTOBER DRIFT
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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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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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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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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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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Wednesday 9th Nov

Immerse 
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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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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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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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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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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Not Now Norman w/ Scarsun / Scarred By Truth
Where:
Boilershop – 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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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