Gig Preview: Leave Me Here presents…The Peter James Taylor Guitar Orchestra

February 28, 2012


Yet again, Newcastle promoters Leave Me Here brings another sublime line up of music for our enjoyment. Firstly, The Peter James Taylor Orchestra. I don’t know what to expect from this. I can’t really imagine how it will work out. The premise,basically, is a gathering of numerous musicians from Newcastle, putting them on a stage and then having them create a weird and wonderful wall of noise. Look at the people involved too. We have members of Young Liar, Waskerly Way, Dextro, Zadok, GNOD, Shields, Khunnt and Spokes. What more can you ask for? It’s a completely new concept to me, but it definitely sounds exciting. The first thing it brought to mind, for me, was the similarities to the Boadrum concerts hosted by The Boredoms. It’s going to be something completely different and inventive. Who knows, it could end up being a giant mess of noise, but then again, isn’t that part of the fun? I know I definitely want to find out.

Expect this sort of thing.

If that wasn’t enough for you, the support bands will surely make you smile. Two of the finest acts to come from Newcastle. Firstly, we have Natelys Whores Kid Sister. I’s only recently that they’ve started to play frequent gigs within the city, but it doesn’t seem that way. It’s always seemed as if Newcastle was waiting for this band to come. They mix doom heavy riffs with catchy yet disturbing lyrics to make a wonderfully dark sound. I like to describe it as sludge pop. It has all the dark and doomy sounds, but it also manages to give you something to hum in your head. Definitely a ‘one to watch’. They’ve got an EP coming out at some point in time. It’s called Ribs and it’s brilliant. Just listen to it then come and watch them play. Listen to it on their Bandcamp.


Last, but certainly not least are Jazzfinger. They are one of the finest things to come out of Newcastle ever. Having been around forever, they have managed to perfect their sound and put on an incredibly immersive live show. I saw them recently and was absolutely blown away by them!  At times it’s ambient, at times it’s industrial and it’s always experimental. They manage to create beautiful soundscapes that are as equally intriguing as they are horrifying. Their output has been prolific but I was recently told by one of their die hard fans that they are playing some of the best shows they ever have at the minute.  Seriously, just go to see this band. Even if you don’t care about the other bands, come and watch Jazzfinger…they are worth it.


It’s on Saturday 17th March

It’s at The Star and Shadow Cinema

It’s £5

Buy your tickets here




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