You might not think you need some witty Glaswegian punk poetry in your life at this moment in time but you’re wrong. You probably don’t even think that backing up some impassioned spoken word with drone is a good idea, do you? Guess what? Still wrong.
To prove it, The Eagertongue is tipping up at the The Old Police House on Saturday 11th February for his first performance in Newcastle with splendidly titled partner-in-crime Heat Death of the Sun on noise/vibes duty. The Eagertongue’s album, The Voices In Your Coma Sleep, was released last year and is an atmospheric, touching and, at times, disturbing insight into a truly creative mind. Opening track You Wanted a War is both vicious and introspective while the short narrative of I Found Happiness is a biting and charismatic reminiscence on the restorative power of love and fumbling, grimy sex.
The line-up is thoughtfully completed with suitable support on the evening coming from Tyneside’s favourite post-hardcore punks Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaind, and Maplins will be glad to hear that their takings will be up this month after Platemaker has spent the evening doing unspeakable things to circuit-boards and transistors in the name of noise