Good gigs.

I’ve got some great gigs booked in over the next few weeks… even if I do say so myself! Get some tickets bought and come and have a nice time:

To Kill A King + Fran Muriel
The Olde Young Tea House in Middlesbrough
Sunday 14th April – 3pm – All Ages – £5 adv
Tickets available from the tea house only.

Acoustic matinee gig from the wonderful To Kill A King:

More info: www.fb.com/events/412985832120317/

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Wolf Alice

Pleased to be announcing another great little gig for the Westgarth… here’s some blurb:

Wolf Alice + Dressed Like Wolves + Dead New Blood
The Westgarth Social Club in Middlesbrough
Wednesday 22nd May – 8pm – 14+ – £5 adv
www.seetickets.com/go/wolfaliceboro

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Temples and Drenge

Pretty chuffed to be announcing a co-headline gig from two of the UK’s most exciting new bands…

Temples & Drenge + Goy Boy McIlroy
The Westgarth Social Club in Middlesbrough
Wednesday 24th April – 8pm – 14+ – £6 advance
Temples

Eliza and the Review

There was a nice review of the Eliza and the Bear gig I put on in last Friday’s Evening Gazette. If you missed it, you can read it online courtesy of the LoveMiddlesbrough blog:

http://blog.lovemiddlesbrough.com/eliza-and-the-bear-in-boro/

Cheers to Rob and Tracy for coming down! Was a good gig, like. All three bands were spot on.

The 1975

I had the pleasure of putting The 1975 on at Mixtape last night. I’ve booked a fair few buzz bands over the past few years and it’s fairly rare that they actually live up to the hype – The 1975 managed to though!

Huge, anthemic, festival-ready tracks with a strong 80s vibe (almost Prince-esque in places!?) – every song sounded like a single. I’ll be pretty surprised if they don’t go on to do some pretty big things… good luck to ’em!

Blue Monday

Apparently today is Blue Monday; the most depressing day of the year. The weather is certainly doing its best to assist with that, but music isn’t! What a treat today has been for my ears.

This Town Needs Guns - 13.0.0.0

First up, the brand new This Town Needs Guns album has been released and blimey, what a cracker. I had the misfortunate of reading a review which gave it 5/10 and provided inaccurate reference points such as Foals and Two Door Cinema Club. Let me tell you this – it’s a strong 9/10 and if you’re in need of some reference points, may I suggest Pinback, Braid and of course, any Kinsella project such as Owls, American Football, Make Believe et al.

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