Tele’s on.

I’m putting on the wonderful Tellison at The Crown in Middlesbrough on Sunday 26th June. They’re a very enjoyable band. If you’ve got any sense, you’ll buy a ticket to see them:

All the support bands are rather swish too:

& Algiers, who sadly don’t have any recordings online at the moment but I got a sneak preview of their new stuff the other day and blimey, it’s incredible. Just what you’d expect from a band featuring ex-members of DARTZ! and The Maple State. Credentials.

Collectors Club

Hands down the best new band demo I’ve heard in the past few months = Collectors Club. They really have written some rather splendid indie-pop songs. Kinda Mystery Jets/Little Comets/Vampire Weekend/Bombay Bicycle Club… kinda good to be honest.

You should probably check ’em out:

Still Lie With You by Collectors Club

I booked them for their first ever gig last Christmas (when they supported the rather ace Polarsets) and they were so good that I’ve booked them again, this time for a headline gig at the mighty Middlesbrough Empire:

Toyger are also proper good and have been getting lots of BBC 6 Music attention courtesy of the legend that is Tom Robinson. It should be a great gig. If you want to experience the finest new music that Teesside has to offer, you should probably go…