LIVE REVIEW: Flat Worms, White Legs @ The Cluny, Newcastle (27.06.19) | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Opening tonight’s show are one of the North East’s finest new bands, although White Legs members are not new to the local scene. As a trio they certainly pack a punch with gritty, angst-filled tracks which permeate through the packed room. It’s a short but brilliant set as the band continue to go from strength to strength.

Equally, Flat Worms continue to become more ferocious and more exciting with every visit to Newcastle. Tonight is their third time gracing the Cluny stage and they waste no time in letting rip.

The trio all gathered at the front of the stage, their tight knit rhythms and endless riffs pouring out in front of a sea of nodding heads. These incendiary tracks are cranked out one after the other. Their individual musical CVs speak for themselves, having been in the likes of The Babies, Kevin Morby’s band, Thee Oh Sees and Sic Alps among others. This quality emanates from every track as they produce their own brand of sharp, ferocious garage rock.

With tracks like Motorbike, Pearl, and Shouting At The Wall all sound out of this world in this short set. However, it is the face-melting encore of Red Hot Sand which showcases how truly brilliant Flat Worms are as they rip the roof off The Cluny to close out the show.


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