Spotlight Music Presents: Weakdaze, Japanese TV Club, No Teeth and Swine Tax (03/01/2018)
We’re back again for another round, and we’re sure not pulling any punches.
Our next show features an all star cast of emerging talent from the North East, and what better spot to showcase them than the Little Buildings Rehearsal Rooms in the wonderful Ouseburn area of Newcastle.
3rd of January 2018
Tickets: £3 Guestlist, £5 OTD
Here’s what you can expect from the night’s offerings…
This Geordie five piece have had a very successful 2017, with some high profile regional appearances at the likes of NARC Fest and Meet the North under their belt.
Despite being often labeled as emo/alt rock, the lads are by no means limited to these genres, often delving into punky attitudes while also bringing something much more unique to table.
The band’s sound ranges from heart wrenching to outright catchy and should have something to cater to all tastes.
We recommend checking out their full collection, but if you’re looking for somewhere to start their latest single ‘Nosedive (Into Concrete)’ is an excellent example of what to expect, powerful yet vulnerable and relatable.
Japanese TV Club
From across the Wear we have the ever intriguing lofi lads in Japanese TV Club.
Fuzzy and chaotic at times, melancholic and introspective at others, the focus is clearly not just on aesthetics with these guys…but they do sound flipping awesome.
The creativity at work here is undeniable and these artists are earning themselves a much deserved and dedicated following that continues to grow with every successful show.
It’s impossible to get a good taste of this band without taking the time to explore, but if we had to narrow it down two of our favourites would probably be ‘inmyroom’ and ‘aquarium’ for a bit of an idea at their range…oh but then there’s ‘haunted cars’…and ‘tommy’…ok just listen to the whole EP, every song is unique and absolutely worth it.
Experimental, in your face and difficult to pin down, No Teeth are somehow all these things yet intriguing and oddly captivating.
Rumbling, unstoppable tracks create an environment that is impossible not to get lost in, and shuffle along to inexorably.
Hitting up the O2 Academy with two of the other bands on our bill, in addition to playing at the Riverside and headlining Little Buildings; No Teeth demonstrate their incredible potential by feeling right at home no matter what the venue and we’re confident you’ll understand when you witness it.
Released in 2017 the EP ‘Wither’ is a perfect showcase of the talent on offer here, with opener ‘Mother’ feeling particularly epic and addictive.
Not to be cowed by the already cracking line-up, Swine Tax easily stands tall among the rest.
Indie driven tunes with elements of lofi goodness and DIY charm, what more could you want? Oh a truck full of talent, drive and attitude? Well they’ve got that too.
We reckon they’re one of the most exciting developments on the scene right now and we’re watching very closely to see what the future holds for these promising locals.
Check out our review of Japanese TV Club’s recent headline show, also featuring No Teeth and Swine Tax, here: