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!!!, oft quoted as being pronounced as any monosyllabic sound repeated thrice, though chk-chk-chk seems to be the default aural version, were formed well before the turn of the millennium. Long before people did things to be deliberately hard to google; in a time where the internet and home phone were still mutually exclusive. But Nic Offer et. Al. are certainly no aging hasbeens. They’re still widely regarded as one of the most energetic, progressive and downright entertaining live bands on the planet. They’re the sort of band that ‘cool’ bands cite as an influence. What a coup it is then to be able to see these bona fide god fathers and mothers of the New York dance-punk scene play The Riverside on Monday 7th May.

!!! have evolved almost constantly throughout the last two decades without ever losing that omnipresent vein of New York disco and subtle, acutely socially aware content. They’ve enjoyed relative success in recent years with considerable backing from BBC 6 Music and fans can expect a smorgasbord of anti-hits from their much-underrated back catalogue through to 2017’s excellent release ‘Shake the Shudder’ doubtless to include: The One 2, Dancing is the Best Revenge, All U Writers, Slyd and Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass. Expect to boogie uncontrollably from start to finish; expect flamboyance, bravado and attitude by the bucket load; expect stage presence routed in 1980’s Studio 54 but, above all else, expect funky bass, disco grooves and a seriously good time. If you’re a fan of LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, or Hercules and Love Affair then this a show you really can’t afford to miss.

!!! play The Riverside, Newcastle on Monday 7th May.

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