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As if to prove that nobody knows about good bands sooner than the owner of a practice room, Little Buildings continue to make waves in the promoting scene by hosting another quadruplet of hotly-tipped talent on Friday 7th August. Proprietor Cole Gilroy’s band The Welcome Party are up first, and yep, I agree they sound just like the Walkmen, which is no bad thing. Beezewax are a proper touring band from Norway, and they’re worth the price of admission alone, with their breezy, ethereal guitar pop bringing to mind early R.E.M., New Order and The Cure. In a blender. Drifts are Futureheads guitarist Ross Millard’s new project – in XR3i, via the medium of some urgent Telecaster chords, he reveals his affinity for cheap, fast, retro Fords – just like Jeremy Clarkson, although the similarities probably end there. Finally, we have Schultz, whose music is wont to meander through dingy alleyways of abstract funk, before arriving on the slip road of post-rock riffing. If their unforgettable performance at this year’s Evolution Emerging is anything to go by, distinctive frontman Bradley Ringrose isn’t afraid to get up close and personal with the audience, which in a small place like Little Buildings means very close indeed. You have been warned!

Schultz, Drifts, Beezewax and The Welcome Party play Little Buildings, Newcastle on Friday 7th August.

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