NARC. #126 OUT NOW!
The March issue of NARC. Magazine is available now, from over 200 outlets across the North East.
The cover stars of our new issue are electro-pop duo Talk Like Tigers who release their new EP this month. Mark Corcoran-Lettice speaks to them about empowerment and the passion in their music.
We spring into err… spring with live and new release previews of Moon Duo, Blown Out, Temples, The Moonlandingz, Gojira, Daphni, Bonobo, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Bonfire Nights, IDLES, Laura Marling, Cave Suns, Abel Raise The Cain and more.
On the cultural front, there’s so much to cover in the region this month including art, comedy, theatre, film and much more. Nick Wesson casts his eye over the inaugural Newcastle Puppetry Festival; Emily Ingram speaks to Newcastle Roller Girls about the upcoming Euroclash roller derby event; Josie Long chats to Maxine Davies about hope and social change ahead of of her upcoming gig; we look at new beginnings with Newbridge Project; we preview art exhibits from Quentin Blake, Diana Bowell. Kingsley Chapman and Rodney Graham along with Only In England at Bowes Museum which features photography from Martin Parr and Tony-Ray Jones. There’s also comedy from Ross Noble and Silly Billies as well as great theatre worthy of your attention with Heaven Eyes at People’s Theatre. Butterfly at Northern Stage and lots, lots more.
On the interview front, we’re fit to bursting with local and international artists. Lee Fisher taps up Fret! for their take on recording, touring and post-post-cold war negativity; Cauls talk to Linsey Teggert about their new album; Future Horizons give us a rundown on being a post-rock band in Hartlepool; Slow Decades speak to Mark Corcoran-Lettice about evolving and belonging; Devon Sproule opens up about communal living to Rachel Brown; Mitski gives us a glimpse into the creative process and discusses artistic independence ahead of her show at The Cluny and Machinedrum discuss human energy and stepping outside the comfort zone.
We have features on Tees Music Alliance and the newly-renovated Georgian Theatre in Stockton along with all the highlights of Gateshead Jazz Festival; we speak to Andy Carr from The Kids Are Solid Gold about ten years in the promoting game and this month’s Mixtape comes from stand-up comedian Eleanor Conway.
Review-wise, Steve Spithray looks at the new demos from Listaa, Nettles, Sunday Morning Kitchen Crew, Dogsflesh and Tinny Bennett; we cast our critical ears over the new releases from Sleaford Mods, Gnod, Wire, Blanck Mass, Year of Birds, Craig Finn, Laura Marling and tons more. On the live side of things we’ve got Band of Horses, Carla Dal Forno, De La Soul, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Touche Amore, Modern Baseball, King Creosote and more while Emily Ingram gives us the skinny on new tracks this month from Warm Digits, Little Comets, Maximo Park, King Champion Sounds and others.
Finally, in our new feature, if you’ve ever had a yearning to Get Into Jazz, expert Paul Brean is on hand with some tips.
Don’t forget, you can listen along to this month’s edition on our Soundcloud playlist below, or scan the QR code inside the magazine: