Gig Preview: That Fucking Tank/Nately’s Whore’s Kid Sister/Richard Dawson

December 16, 2011

 

The last time I saw That Fucking Tank was at the Star and Shadow cinema straight after seeing Les Savy Fav. It was incredible. TFT are two men who make the noise of five. It’s a guitarist and a drummer who play riff heavy instrumental rock in the most primitive form. I have so much respect for these guys it’s unreal. They are the personification of the DIY ethic. The way they do things, its all for themselves and the people who love the music. That is why the music the play feels so much more real and personal that anything else I’ve heard. They are a true inspiration and an incredible band. With a new album ‘TFT” out now on their own label Obscene Baby Auction it’s safe to say that I’m ridiculously excited to see these guys play again!

Have a listen on the Obscene Baby Auction BANDCAMP

 

If that wasn’t enough, look at the support acts on this night, each one good enough to warrant a ‘headline’ slot. First off, it’s Nately’s Whore’s Kid Sister. A band that I have a mountain of respect for. They are bringing something different, something fresh to the Newcastle music scene. They’re in the process of self releasing their debut EP ‘Ribs’. It’s a mix of personal and heartfelt song writing and riff heavy doom pop. It’s dark, it’s dingy, its brutal and it’s visceral. It’s something completely different, there aren’t a lot of bands at the minute doing something like this which is why it feels so exciting. They are definitely a one to keep your eye on. I’m expecting big things in 2012.

Check out their BANDCAMP

 

If those two bands weren’t enough for you, we also have Richard Dawson on the bill. This singer songwriter from Newcastle takes things back to basics. Armed with his voice and acoustic guitar, he tells us tales and encapsulates us in his stories. With a beautifully haunting voice to accompany the delicate guitar work, he truly gives us something different to admire. It’ll be my first time seeing him live and from what I’ve heard I’m in or one hell of a treat.

http://www.richarddawson.net/

 

I mean just look at that line up. Three of the finest musical acts I’ve heard in quite some time all on the same bill. Look at the venue too, one of the smallest and most intimate in the city. Perfect. I really do reccommend you get down for this one.

This whole event is being promoted by ‘Leave me here’, which gives me the utmost respect for them for bringing Newcastle such an exciting and diverse line up of musicians to the same stage. Check their TUMBLR for other gigs they’re putting on. By the looks of things, they’re bringing a wealth of talent to the North East. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing what else they’re going to bring our way.

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