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A little while has passed since Alex Burgess last put on a gig as Lone Wolf so it’s with great pleasure that she’s announced the line up for her next outing on Wearside.

Opening the night will be The Black Sheep Frederick Dickens, the new musical project from Goy Boy McIlroy’s frontman David Sanders and Rob Irish. Together, they’ve been making something you’d probably never expect from the Goy Boy camp: a gothic piano and electro-fuelled noise that’ll put shivers down your spine. Joining them is the project formerly known just as Joe Allan, A Festival A Parade. Beefed up by the presence of ethereal and melodic guitars, combined with some brutally honest lyrics and bleak soundscapes the group have already been causing quite a stir in the run up to the release of their debut EP in early 2016. Newcastle four piece Velvoir will be mixing things up with the slightly experimental tunes found on their debut EP The World Is Dying… Bring Out Your Dead. Driven by a powerful rhythm section and a dynamic, shifting collection of guitar textures, the group’s performances are often a bit bizarre and filled with feral ferocity but you just can’t take your eyes off them.

Headlining the night are The Great Curve, who are preparing to unleash a new batch of songs full-blooded alt rock tunes on to the world. Frontman Mick Rolfe said: “With these new recordings, Sam [Grant, of Blank Studios] wanted to try a different approach and go for a more ‘live’ type of vibe and we were happy to just follow his lead It also made sense as the songs we recorded were pretty new at the time and they’re all more up-tempo and kind of ballsier than those on the last release, which I think was probably influenced by the fact that they were kind of fleshed out in a live scenario.” You can listen to Vape Thy Last Vape below.

As Lone Wolf gears up to celebrate its fourth birthday in January, this small but perfectly formed offering of acts will keep anyone’s appetite whetted.

Lone Wolf 20 takes place at Sunderland’s Independent on Friday 27th November.

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