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The March issue of NARC. magazine is out now, available from over 200 outlets across the North East, free of charge.

This month’s cover star is multi-instrumentalist The Shooting Of. Linsey Teggert talks to Paul Jeans about his meticulously crafted new album, plus there’s some stunning photos by Ian West.

In the rest of the magazine, our music news section is bursting at the seams with excellent gigs featuring DIIV, Fickle Friends, Louis Barabbas, Marina Celeste, Nai Harvest, The Membranes, Nathalie Stern, Sonic Jesus, The Cult, Taupe and White Hills and local releases including Backyard Rhythm Orchestra, Driven Serious and SoShe.

The Culture pages feature a special feature on Dance City’s 30th anniversary; a focus on the Breeze Creatives collective; an interview with distinctive artist Sophie Lisa Beresford; plus previews of art exhibitions at NGCA, BALTIC and The House of Blah Blah; comedy at Darlington’s Seen, Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre and St Dominic’s Catholic Club; films at ¡VAMOS! Social and Playhouse Whitley Bay; ground-breaking theatre productions courtesy of Empty Shop HQ, Northern Stage and Live Theatre; plus much more!

Interview-wise, we’re as packed as always! Paul Broadhead talks to Emmy The Great about heartbreak and moving on; intelligent synth pop band Twist Helix talk to Claire Dupree about their debut concept album; Michael O’Neill is left breathless by the debut release from A Festival, A Parade; Lee Hammond talks to multi-instrumentalist and musical visionary Kiran Leonard about his new record; David Saunders talks social inequality and punk rock ethics with Middlesbrough quartet Fleckt Pets; Lee Fisher speaks to Steven James Adams about magic(k), refugees and neuro-science; Eugenie Johnson talks to Newcastle-based singer-songwriter Keiandra about her debut EP; Linsey Teggert talks to thrashy hardcore four-piece Heck about their debut album; Nad Khan talks to Hartlepool’s PLAZA about their latest single release; plus there’s features on Stockton Calling, Darlington Music Forum, and James Hill presents some heavy-hitting tracks courtesy of the region’s DIY metal community in the Mixtape.

We review demos by Sleepy D, Woven Birds, Heist, Soiled/Marcus H and Northern Fire; albums by Primal Scream, Lust For Youth, Wussy, Mugstar and more, plus singles by Dalaro, Carys Calling, Greg Genre and more and there’s live reviews of Lanterns On The Lake with Royal Northern Sinfonia, Kingsley Chapman & The Murder, Richie Ramone among many others.

Don’t forget you can ‘listen along’, thanks to our Soundcloud playlist featuring some of the artists featured in this month’s issue.

Enjoy!

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