Gig Preview: The Great Northern present Blanck Mass

March 1, 2012


Newcastle based promoter The Great Northern (formerly Get Involved) are bringing the northern city yet another night of fantastic music.

This time it comes in the form of Blanck Mass, side project of Fuck Buttons member/founder Benjamin John Power. Fuck Buttons are know for their noisy, beat heavy, electronic drone music. Blanck Mass seems to steer away from that sound. Yes, it’s still the same concept, but it’s done differently. Blanck Mass eponymous debut was put out on Rock Action Records last year. It pushes aside the loud and abrasive sounds we’ve heard before and opts for a more ambient sound. Layers upon layers of lush waves of noise engulf the record. It concentrates on building atmosphere and manages to convey a strong mood with the most subtle nuances in sound. It’s prefect if I’m honest. I’m definitely looking forward to hearing this in a live setting. I’m hoping it’s going to be as loud as possible so I can completely immerse myself in it.


Supporting is Waskerley Way, Newcastle’s answer to Washed Out. I don’t know if that’s fitting, but I’m making the comparison anyway. But yeah, WW is a one man barrage of glitchy, lo fi, electronic pop. It could be described as many things, but it always manages to be creative and that little bit different . He’s a pleasure to see perform live and will be a perfect addition to the line up.

Check out Waskerley Way on Bandcamp


On top of that Distraction Records will be DJ’ing on the night, spinning tunes for our ears.

Yet another great offering from The Great Northern! They seem to be putting on some great gigs. First Errors, then Future Islands, Young Liar and now this.

19th March @ The Cluny. £6.

Tickets available here


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