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Odd-popsters Head of Light Entertainment celebrate a pretty impressive milestone this month, as they hit their ten year anniversary. The Teesside group’s genesis began when ex-RCA Records artist and Tyne Tees TV jingle writer (yep, really) Carl Green initially began HOLE as a solo project, but after meeting bassist John Taylor and keyboardist and vocalist Simone Silivistris after releasing a debut album in 2009 a more fleshed out sound emerged alongside a second album, The English Don’t Care.

The group found themselves championed on local and national radio, enjoying airplay from the likes of Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, and their quirky indie pop found national acclaim as drummer Graeme Boynton joined the trio to add ballast to their sound. The group’s latest album, 2017’s Drool, sold out of its initial run of ocean blue vinyl and the band have continued to gig up and down the country.

“From humble beginnings as just me and a knackered electric guitar, through our ‘surreal folk’ stage, and onto the summery, spidery, left-field pop for which we are now best known, it’s been quite a ride.” Carl reminisces. Check out the band in all their idiosyncratic glory at Stockton’s Green Room on Saturday 28th April, when they release their brand new single, Machinery, and perform alongside synth pop duo Talk Like Tigers and Teesside songwriter Heather Story.

Check out the band’s track Reluctant King from our NARC. Compilation Album:

 

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