LIVING COLOUR perform Vivid on UK tour July 2019 | GIG NEWS

LIVING COLOUR perform Vivid on UK tour July 2019 | GIG NEWS

Living Colour perform Vivid on UK tour July 2019

Living Colour have announced a run of UK dates. They’re playing their debut Vivid in full at the shows and will be bringing with them Wayward Sons and Jared James Nichols! They play across the North and Scotland including Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester.

 

CREATURE – I Like You ONLINE PREMIER | NEW MUSIC

CREATURE – I Like You ONLINE PREMIER | NEW MUSIC

Creature – I Like You – New single

We’re very pleased to be able to premier the new single ‘I Like You’ by Northeast lads Creature!

This track sees them broaden their appeal, bringing a softer and rounder tone to complement their heavier well-defined back catalogue. This catchy earworm could bring them a wider audience. Enjoy!

I Like You is out on 2nd March 2019 Spotify

THE STRUTS | 18.02.2019 | Newcastle University | REVIEW and PHOTOS

THE STRUTS | 18.02.2019 | Newcastle University | REVIEW and PHOTOS

The Struts – 18th February 2019 – Newcastle University

Feature by Rebecca Burgess

Have you ever wondered what the love child of Freddy Mercury and Joan Jett would be like? Well, the answer lies in Luke Spiller, who fronted British rock band, The Struts, for a night of catchy tunes, and energy to rival the Duracell Bunny.

Described as ‘glamorous and dangerous’, it was certainly clear to see why. Starting the set with ‘Primadonna Like Me’, and very much like the namesake of the song, Spiller and his bandmates were certain of their talent, exuding confidence and attitude. Following this was my personal favourite, ‘Body Talks’ and ‘Kiss This’, emitting flamboyant retro-fetishism.

It was evident that Spiller was ‘In Love with a Camera’, stating that the reason the show lacked pyrotechnics was due to the budget being spent on his outfits. This ‘Dirty Sexy Money’ was well spent as the red wizard cloak donned by Spiller fit perfectly with his ability to cast a spell on the audience, who nearly matched his energy through the show, singing along to every song.

Being here for ‘One Night Only’, the band, completed by guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott, and drummer Gethin Davies, succeeded in their aim of turning the ‘sweaty concert hall into a nightclub’ as the crowd were more than happy to be ‘Dancing in the Dark’. Looking for his very own ‘Courtney Cox’, Spiller searched the crowd for a volunteer, with every girl (and guy) in the venue being a willing tribute. The lucky winner was Olivia, who joined the band on stage for the perfectly suitable cover of the Bruce Springsteen classic. This party feeling extended further than the crowd, with the bouncer being caught nodding his head along to ‘Put Your Money on Me’.

Finishing off the set with ‘Where Did She Go’, it was clear that the Newcastle crowd were not ready for the band to go. Luckily for them, the band arrived back on stage for an encore, with a surprise special guest. Local girl, Courtney Hardwin, who has been compared to Janis Joplin since her success on America’s Got Talent, joined the band on stage for a rendition of ‘Take Another Piece of My Heart’ as well as the sing-along show closer, ‘Could Have Been Me’.

If you thought the show would end when the band left the stage, then you are mistaken. When leaving the venue, the crowd decided to belt out their own cover of ‘Could Have Been Me’, resembling an elated football crowd after a derby win.

One thing is for sure, success is certainly in the future for The Struts who I have no doubt will be going from Student Union to Stadium.

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LARKIN POE coming to the UK in April 2019 | GIG NEWS

LARKIN POE coming to the UK in April 2019 | GIG NEWS

Larkin Poe are coming to Newcastle in April 2019

Nashville based Larkin Poe have announced a run of UK dates which includes a stop at the Newcastle Riverside on 6th April and Glasgow’s stunning Oran Mor on the 7th April 2019

LARKIN POE HEADLINE UK TOUR 2019

March 10    Manchester Gorilla tickets
March 11    Birmingham Glee Club tickets
April 3        Brighton Concorde 2 tickets
April 4        Bristol Fleece tickets
April 6        Newcastle Riverside tickets
April 7        Glasgow Oran Mor tickets
April 8        Inchyra (Perth) Inchyra Arts Club tickets

WHITE DENIM | BC CAMPLIGHT | 16.02.2019 | Newcastle Northumbria Institute | REVIEW and PHOTOS

WHITE DENIM | BC CAMPLIGHT | 16.02.2019 | Newcastle Northumbria Institute | REVIEW and PHOTOS

White Denim and BC Camplight – 16th February 2019 – Northumbria Institute

Review by Lee Hammond. Photography by Gordon Armstrong 

Nights like this are few and far between, tonight White Denim roll into town with the exceptional BC Camplight in toe. In his own right BC Camplight carries significant stature and tonight he proves it early on with a scintillating set, opening with Deportation Blues he kicks things off in a rousing style and retains that with the equally fervent I’m in a Weird Place Now. He does bring the mood down slightly with a solo version of When I Think of My Dog, yet he still retains his usual charm throughout.

He riles the crowd with his story of the former Home Secretary before launching into a brilliant rendition of Fire in England, before closing out this short set with I’m Desperate. BC Camplight well and truly warms up this crowd, but this is a mere aperitif compared to what lies ahead this evening.

White Denim take to the stage and barely waste any time with an idle chit chat, instead diving headlong into Backseat Driver. They barely stop for the first four tracks, each track more ferocious than the last as they provide a barrage of aural deliciousness unlike any other.

Fervent guitars coupled with relentless thunderous drums are something to truly behold today, Double Death and Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah) are early favourites in this mammoth set. Their unwavering energy coupled with their signature brand of garage funk has every member of this heaving crowds head nodding along in unison, as the band barely leave themselves time to blink between tracks. The likes of Real Deal Momma and Had 2 Know (Personal) follow each other in quick succession.

Towards the end of the set the bands tracks almost begin to blend into one as they retain such a ferocious pace, this is beyond impressive. By the time they reach the latter stages of the set you’d be expecting them to falter somewhat yet they continue with ease as they round off the set in typically ferocious fashion. It Might Get Dark and Shake Shake Shake providing more crowd favourites right at the end.

Their unrelenting enthusiasm, pace and excitement are what permeates throughout this exuberant Saturday night crowd, White Denim traversing genres with ease and relative simplicity also helps all whilst retaining their signature sound. There is no way to fault these guys in any way, many would guffaw at playing much longer than an hour but for White Denim they sustain an incredible atmosphere for two hours straight and give every member of this packed crowd their money’s worth and then some. Without doubt one of the finest live bands around right now!

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