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Image: Vic Godard & Subway Sect by Ruth Tidmarsh

Most young upstarts trying to make their way in the music industry today would sell their own grandmothers for a backstory as unashamedly cool as Vic Godard’s.

The veteran frontman was urged by none other than Sex Pistols Svengali Malcolm McLaren to start his own band back in 1976, and in following that advice, Godard and his Subway Sect found themselves at the forefront of the British punk revolution.

Fast forward forty-odd years and, apart from a brief hiatus working as a postman in the 80s, the charismatic legend has never really stopped doing what he does best – delivering razor-sharp, nimble-witted bundles of sophisticated left-field songwriting to his loyal subjects.

To that end, Godard and his band return to The Cumberland Arms for an eighth time on Friday 6th December, and it promises to be a rampageous celebration of a hugely significant career. Support comes from Wylam-born punk matriarch Helen McCookerybook, local duo The Noise & The Naïve (playing one of their last gigs before moving to Montreal), and the raucous charms of GGAllan Partridge on a bill so stacked it could probably bench-press a double decker bus.

You’re not going to want to miss this one, if only for the chance to pay homage to a true punk idol.

Vic Godard & Subway Sect, Helen McCookerybook, The Noise & The Naïve and GGAllan Partridge play The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle on Friday 6th December

 

 

 

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