|Stockton On Tees|
General Admission £14.00
Teesside-based music magazine, NE Volume, are proud to present a day of live music from some of the most in-demand bands in the North East including – Frankie & The Heartstrings, The Lake Poets, Boy Jumps Ship, Glass Caves, Velvoir, Abel Raise the Cain and Talk Like Tigers – as part of the magazine’s 2nd anniversary celebrations.
One of the North East’s leading music magazines, which allows regional music fans to keep up-to-date with what’s going on in the region, is set to celebrate its second anniversary by putting on a real showcase for North East music fans to get excited about.
On Sat 9 Sept, NE Volume magazine will be hosting a 7-band event which will take place at the ARC in Stockton from 4pm. With a capacity of 550, this makes the event the biggest gig the magazine have organised so far; and it’s been set up to bring the music community together.
Headlining the event, are Sunderland indie outfit Frankie and the Heartstrings. The hugely successful five-piece have played alongside an array of big names such as the Kaiser Chiefs and The Vaccines since forming back in 2008. As well as founding their own record store (Pop Recs in Sunderland), and with their track ‘Hunger’ appearing on FIFA, they’re also due to release new material this year.
Another fascinating act they’re bringing from Sunderland are The Lake Poets. Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Martin Longstaff has just finished his Germany tour this April. Described as ‘quietly devastating’, ‘accomplished and intelligent’ and ‘spellbinding and heart-breaking’, Martin’s music regularly silences audiences and turns heads. Lead single ‘Your Face’, from their self-titled album, has received over 4 million Spotify plays as well as steady daytime airplay on BBC Radio 2, Radio X, and BBC 6 Music. Martin will be backed with his full band for this event.
Newcastle alt-punk outfit, Boy Jumps Ship will also be hitting the stage for what is certain to be a fast-paced set. Their debut album, ‘Wake Up’, released in 2015, is chock full of glorious and rebellious anthems. They’re reminiscent of Blink 182 and A Day To Remember, with a fierce and exciting live show like no other.
Yorkshire alternative rock/indie outfit, Glass Caves will also be paying Teesside a visit after playing at Stockton Calling last month. The three-piece are well-known for busking on the streets of York, but they’ve moved from busking to playing the National circuit and astonishing crowds with their fantastic sets. The band fuse agitated rhythms, yo-yoing guitars and dissonant keyboard sounds with vocals that splinter then soar through their songs. They come at you like a band channelling the spirit of American alternative bands, such as Local Natives and Fleet Foxes, through a very British filter to produce perfectly formed morsels of ballsy alt-rock.
Also making an appearance are Abel Raise the Cain – an epic and orchestral post-rock outfit from Teesside whose live set is a fascinating spectacle. They combine soul-lifting melodic choruses with an array of beautiful and chilling instrumentation.
The fun doesn’t stop there either. It’s all dream-pop when Talk Like Tigers waltz in. The up-and- coming female duo from Newcastle formed just last year and have since sent ripples through the local scene. Their sound is something rather unique, with catchy synth-filled rhythms and a highly charismatic stage performance.
And finally, there’s no other artist on the scene doing what Velvoir are right now. The self-proclaimed ‘gender defectors’ from Newcastle will also be coming to play, with their artsy and unique take on the human condition. They’re well-known for their mind-bending performances that will have you questioning your own existence.