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Reared on a diet of pop culture and good music, Bloc Party met through the small ads of the music press to create a band who went on to make the headlines. After a short hiatus in 2013, Kele Okereke returned refreshed in 2015 with a new line-up: original guitarist Russell Lissack joined by new recruits Justin Harris (bass) and Louise Bartle (drums) Ask them their influences, and they say they've been influenced by it all. Live, Bloc Party '...rip through new classics...like they've written them 20 minutes before the gig - the ferocity and adrenaline of youth shines through the angular rhythms and layers of effects.' (bbc.co.uk). They also play regular DJ slots up and down the country.
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Known for their nervy, melodic indie rock, Britain's Circa Waves first gained buzz in the 2010's with hooky singles like 'Get Away' and 'Stuck in My Teeth'. Centered on lead singer/songwriter Kieran Shudall, the Liverpudlians earned favourable comparisons to the Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, and the Vaccines even before they hit the Top Ten with their debut, 2015's Young Chasers. Without shying away from their influences, the band has matured, while continuing their knack for crafting their own distinctively infectious, post-punk anthems.
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'Perfectly formed pop' (Bugbear). A band who manage to do something new with the rock sound. Their music is unusual and boundary pushing, but luckily they have the technical prowess to pull it off, sometimes mastering kitchen utensils as well as more standard instruments. The Syd Barrett-worshiping indie outfit formed in the early '90s when the group's shock-headed frontman, Blaine Harrison, was only 12. The band was initially called the Misery Jets, in honor of the Heathrow-bound jets that habitually roared over their native Eel Pie Island, but they changed their name when Blaine (who, again, was very young at the time) misspelled 'misery'. They notched up a few UK top 40 hits in the 00s including 'Two Doors Down' and 'The Boy Who Ran Away', and a string of successful albums including 2008's 'Twenty One' which went Silver. 2020 sees the release of their sixth album; 'A Billion Heartbeats'.
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O2 Academy Newcastle
- Westgate Road
- Newcastle upon Tyne
- NE1 1SW
- 0191 260 2020
- 0844 477 2000
- Disabled Booking:
- 0191 260 2020
- Disabled access:
- Bronze Status