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You may well be familiar with Thomas House, the lynchpin of post-punk project Sweet Williams; a stalwart of the Brighton alt. scene, House also crops up in such revered projects as early noughties post-rock band Charlottefield. His recent foray into noisy territory is on new album Where Does The Time Come From, out this month via Gringo Records, and peppered with sparse, rumbling bass and lumbering guitars amidst House’s solemn vocals. The squeals of feedback on opener Stop It I’m Killing You veer into the discordant drones of Stunt Freeze and the ponderous and lurching Fifties, while the excellently named Ride A Golden Snail takes a more tuneful turn thanks to meandering guitar lines and fuzzy riffs.

Thomas House will bring the latest touring incarnation of Sweet Williams to The Cumberland Arms on Sunday 22nd September. Support comes from electro composer Late Girl, whose highly compelling arrangements of samples, electro-acoustic melodies and enthralling vocals straddles genres and defies pigeonholes, plus Sweet Williams’ Gringo Records label mates and Newcastle avant-rockers The Unit Ama, whose reputation precedes them as purveyors of sonically thrilling experimental rock.

Sweet Williams, Late Girl and The Unit Ama play The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle on Sunday 22nd September

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