Essential Gig Guide: April 2018

Essential Gig Guide: April 2018

6th April - Indigo Project / Blissed / Fossway / Oakland
Location: Head of Steam Newcastle

Genre: Rock / Indie
Price: £5.50
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Leeds based four-piece The Indigo Project have been grafting hard over the last 2 years; releasing a whole host of catchy indie-pop tunes whilst selling out headline shows and supporting the likes of the DMAs’, Ocean Colour Scene and The Sherlocks along the way. Their latest single 'As Always' comes just in time for their UK tour to kick off and we can’t wait to finally experience the band's vibrant rock sounds live. To top it off, a bumper package of three support bands is lined-up to provide equally superb upbeat indie vibes: Blissed, Fossway and Oakland Road.

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7th April – Headclouds / Post Rome / The Bedlams / Heavy Weather
Location: Independent Sunderland

Genre: Dream-pop / Indie
Price: £5
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Shimmering guitar and breezy feel-good melodies are what defines Newcastle’s Headclouds and their mesmerising sound that shines even brighter in their live shows. With three superb tracks released in quick succession we can tell these lads have their sights firmly set on success so this is a great chance to see them for yourself at Sunderland’s Independent. Making it an even more tempting choice for your Saturday night are three brilliant support acts: thrilling heavy-rockers Post Rome , indie four-piece The Bedlams and melodic–marvels Heavy Weathers.

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'9th April – Demob Happy / Valeras / Soeur
Location: Northumbria Institute Newcastle

Genre: Alt-Rock / Indie
Price: £11
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With their brand new hell-raising album 'Holy Doom' just released, quirky alt-rockers Demob Happy are embarking on a monster of a headline tour across the UK. And with roots in the North East, the now Brighton-based trio are bound to receive a warm hometown welcome when they play the Northumbria Institute. Their psychedelic, bass-heavy tones add a unique twist to their alt-rock sound that no doubt will be even more mind-blowing live. Support comes from soulful rockers Valeras and indie-pop trio Soeur. No doom expected, just plenty of excellent live music to blow your mind.

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11th – 15th April – Third Time Lucky Festival (ft Great Waves / Human X / the Adlets / St. Buryan & more )
Location: Cluny / Little Buildings / Head Of Steam - Newcastle

Genre: Alt-Rock / Indie / Synth-Pop
Price: £6
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From the people who brought us the marvellous Canny Fringe Festival in previous years, we are about to have a brand new emerging music festival added of the North East musical calendar. With a line-up of over 25 bands across 5 days that perfectly mixes local and national acts, as well as genres, there is bound to be something for all tastes. With the aim to bring music lovers up close to the newest acts and a ticket priced at only £6 you can expect to see the likes of local indie-sensations Great Waves, Leeds’ nostalgia synth-pop-band Palmes, folk-rockers Many Moons, explosive noise-rockers Swine Tax and many more. And what’s even better, each festival day takes place at a single venue so no nasty clashes! So if you pop down for one day or all 5, you are bound to experience some incredible live music amongst like-minded people for that first taste of festival feelings for 2018.

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19th April – Ten Eighty Trees / Tiny Mind / Graces / Velvoir / Post Rome
Location: Nemix Studio Newcastle

Genre: Rock / Indie / Post-Hardcare
Price: £5
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What's better than a gig full of incredible live bands? A Bring Your Own Bevvies gig of course! But even without that BYOB deal, this line-up packs a punch. Organised by headliners Ten Eighty Trees; who are making a return to the local scene after an “educational” hiatus, we can expect a pretty wild night. Ahead of their very own raw alt-rock packed set an impressive lineup of four local giants awaits to get the crowd warmed up; including the hugely popular glam-rockers Velvoir and Sheffield’s fussy indie band Graces. So get your cans, and come down early as tickets are OTD-only and this will get packed out!

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20th April – VIDA / Pink Tide
Location: Independent Sunderland

Genre: Indie-Rock
Price: £5
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One of Scotland's most exciting new bands are about to embark on their biggest UK Tour to date. With their huge sing-along indie anthems that are reminiscent of the 90’s brit-pop era, VIDA are a young 5 piece-band that have their own distinct style and swaggering charms. Having experienced their immersive live shows first hand we predict a bright future ahead, so grab your parkas and catch this band at this intimate venue while you can when they play alongside Teesside indie-rockers Pink Tide.

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21st April – Little Comets / Mattie Vant
Location: O2 Academy Newcastle

Genre: Indie
Price: £16.50
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Adored by fans across the globe, quirky indie marvels the Little Comets somehow still remain one of the North East's best kept secret even with 5 albums under their belt. Their distinct sound is packed with kooky charms, thought-provoking lyrics and irresistibly hooking rhythms that are even more captivating when these 5 relentless individuals unleash their energy live on stage. With their latest single 'M62' currently on endless repeat in our head, this show is definitely one of our hottest anticipated gigs of the month. And with Vant’s frontman Mattie Vant on support we expect it to be a very special night at the O2 Academy indeed.

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23rd April – Polo / Joyya / Talk Like Tigers
Location: Head of Steam Newcastle

Genre: Synth-pop / Dream-pop
Price: £7
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Yorkshire synthy soul-pop trio Polo have seen huge successes since forming in 2015 including the release of their magical debut EP 'Alice', numerous national radio plays, as well as sell out headline shows across the country. Capturing an exciting mix of exotic sounds, stunningly soulful vocals and mystical pop melodies, Polo are guaranteed to add a real sparkle to your Friday night. And just as exciting are the two feel-good electro pop acts line up for support: London-based duo Joyya and local dream-pop duo Talk Like Tigers.

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27th April – Nine Tons / Noise & the Naive / Ghost Guilt / Band of Paradise
Location: Head of Steam Newcastle

Genre: Punk-Rock
Price: £5
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On the 27th be sure to check out this gig that is set to inject our local music scene with some mind-blowing, off the wall punk-rock. Headlined by "Shaütrock" pioneers Nine Tons who bring their energetic live set to the Head of Steam after the success of last years 'MOLDWARP' EP whilst support comes from two equally prominent chaos-rockers: punk pop duo The Noise & The Naive and Durham city Punx Ghost Guilt. Don’t forget you’re earplugs for this one, it’s gonna get loud!

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28th April – Hakara / Casual Threats / Swears
Location: Little Buildings Newcastle

Genre: Alt-Rock / Punk
Price: £4 ADV / £5 OTD
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Four-piece alt-rockers Hakara are due to release their brand new 6 track EP 'Divine Intuition' this month, so what better way to celebrate than with a fierce headline hometown show to match. Having made a name for themselves on the scene with their energetic live performances and continuously evolving hook-heavy rock sound we are excited to catch these guys live and up close for ourselves. And with ferocious rockers Casual Threats and Swears lined up for support on the night we think this one is going to get very wild and sweaty for sure!

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