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Worry Party are an ambient indie three-piece, with roots in the North of England. They create texture and movement from subtle guitars and keys – sometimes jarringly set against bold percussion and homemade samples. Punctuated with stillness and simplicity, their songs settle somewhere on the spectrum between Purity Ring and early Death Cab, with traditional instrumentation woven between layers of melodic drones.

The trio, who are set to place a real-life dream show when they grace The Cumberland Arms stage of Northern Electric Festival on 23rd September, tell us about their perfect gig…

First, the setting – 

It’s an intimate affair. A small venue, think along the lines of Newcastle Cobalt. It’s cosy with the capacity being around 200 people. In this scenario, there’d be optional seating with unobstructed views of the stage. I’m getting old and my back hurts so I like a good sit-down gig these days. 

The gig would also be catered by my favourite bakery – Northern Rye. Imagine, instead of smelling old beer, you get the smell of fresh coffee and pastries. 

Second, the band(s) –

I’ve rewritten this part a few times with several different ideas but in the end, I’ve decided to keep it simple. I’d have a time warp to 2003 with Blink 182 playing their self-titled album in full. They’d pepper a few of the classics in there as well because we all love nostalgia. 

Lastly, it would be done by 9pm so I could be home and in bed by 10pm.

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