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If you’ve ever wanted to dance in the most peculiar way then Endless Window promise to have you covered. The brainchild of blogger and fellow NARC. writer Mark Corcoran-Lettice, the new night, which has its first outing at The Globe on Friday 27th February, will be mixing everything from Broadcast, The Fall and Siouxsie and the Banshees with Run The Jewels, Robyn and Janelle Monae. They’re also putting on an array of weird and wonderful live music acts; this time they’re welcoming genre-bending maestro Therunningchelsea, aka Tom Hollingworth, to the venue. In anticipation of the new night, we asked Mark a few questions about why he decided to set up the night and his plans for the future.

Why have you set up Endless Window?

A couple of reasons: firstly, it felt like there was a bit of a gap on the Newcastle scene for a new alternative night. There’s some great promoters like Popklubb and The Candy Vortex putting on fun nights of course, but certainly I felt the need to put on something a bit louder and a bit weirder. I think there’s a demand for something fresh on the scene as well, to liven things up for everyone. Having been engaged in local music for a few years and done some DJing work for other nights and gigs before as well, I also just wanted to try and add something with a personal touch to it, even if that just means playing the music I want to hear on a night out!

Tell us more about the night; what can we expect?

The idea for Endless Window is to showcase some great local music, and then make a party out of it as well. For the first night, we’ve got Therunningchelsea headlining, who’s been making brilliant albums of freaked-out folk and surreal rock for years but who’s been out of the area for most of the last year – he’s a great live act, so I’m very excited that he’s coming back onto the scene at Endless Window. We’ve also got Stealing Kittens, a Durham-based songwriter who does some wonderful, mysterious reverb-pop with her guitar. She’s not played Newcastle before with this projct, so again I’m glad to be giving a Newcastle debut to her.

In terms of the DJ policy, post-punk, psych, synth-pop and classic garage rock probably covers the most of it, but if I like it and it gets people dancing then it goes in: we’re a broach church! You can expect stuff  like Broadcast, Thee Oh Sees, My Bloody Valentine, St Vincent, Chromatics, The Cramps, Sleater-Kinney, Public Image Ltd, The Fall, Panda Bear, Wild Beasts and so on for sure. We’re in the upstairs of The Globe, which is a lovely little bohemian venue at the outskirts of the city centre; you’re by the Life Centre and the arena, but it also feels like its own seperate space. The perfect place to make our own!

Who are you looking to attract to the night?

Honestly, there’s no “target” audience – this isn’t about people who dress a certain way or look a certain way, it’s just about anyone who’s interested in local music or likes the kind of music we’ll be spinning afterwards. All I can ask for is an open mind and open ears: if you care to dance along with us, even better!

What are looking forward to most about the club night?

Therunningchelsea is a great performer, and I’m very proud to be able to give him a platform for his work. I’d be lying though if I said I wasn’t excited to get our guests dancing most of all!

What are your plans for the future of Endless Window?

I’m hoping to make it a regular event – more bands, more music, more great nights. If people come down, enjoy what we’ve got to offer and want to play it or come back again, then I’ll be delighted to make it happen. Especially since we’re (temporarily) losing The Star & Shadow, I think there’s a bit of a desire out there for something new to take up the slack and showcase something different. Come down, and let’s build it up together.

Endless Window #1 with live music from Therunningchelsea takes place at The Globe, Newcastle on Friday 27th February.

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