Image by Chris Searle
In your journeys over the Newcastle gig circuit over the last couple of years, you might have come across a peculiar little trio with an outsized sound: kimono clad, with one hive mind split across three bodies on their campaign to take psychedelic rock back to its Hendrix-inspired roots.
The trio in question would be one Cave Suns, and having poured much of their energy into honing a charismatic live show (including hosting the occasional Monthly Ruins concert series, which has featured liked-minded souls such as Nathalie Stern, Winter Isle and Slurs), they’re finally compressing their mountainous rock moves into recordings with the release of their debut EP Canned Howl on Saturday 4th March.
Comprising two extended songs that clock in at a leisurely total of seventeen minutes, Canned Heat makes for a fine calling card for their ultra-vintage, ultra-loud sounds. To celebrate its release, they’re holding a launch party at Little Buildings that evening with two other room-shaking acts, the experimental post-rock ambiance of Ten Sticks and the rabble-rousing doom-garage of Cheap Lunch. With all attendees receiving a free copy of the EP for their troubles, it’s a fine way to celebrate the latest step in this trio’s cosmic journey.