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The September issue of NARC. magazine is available now, available free of charge from over 200 outlets across the North East.

Our cover stars this month are Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs. Ahead of the launch of their second highly anticipated album, Ali Welford talks to the Newcastle quintet about turbo-charged riffs and themes of guilt and sin. Exclusive images by Janina Sabaliauskaite.

You can also read about Archipelago’s Between Waves at Cobalt Studios; Allen Valleys Folk Festival; Jim White at Gosforth Civic Theatre; the Launderette Sessions mini-festival in Durham; RNS Rocks with Maximo Park, Field Music and Du Blonde at Sage Gateshead; Escape-ism at Star & Shadow Cinema; Dylan Carlson at The Cluny; Horse Feathers at Westgarth Social Club; Pale Waves at The Boiler Shop; False Heads at Ku Bar; Ceiling Demons at Riverside Stockton; Grandmaster Flash at Sage Gateshead; Powerdove at Cobalt Studios; Generator Masterclasses at Star & Shadow Cinema; Garbage at Northumbria University and much more.

Culture-wise, find out more about Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival; there’s Profile interviews with artist Mani Kambo and theatre maker Matthew Greenhough; National Festival of Thrift; Bobby Baker’s Great & Tiny War; Kerry Godliman at Northern Stage; Roddy Doyle’s Two Pints at Live Theatre; Where We Began at ARC, Live Theatre & Gala Theatre; The Glass Ceiling at various venues; Art & Liberation at Holy Biscuit; Live In A Northern Town at NewBridge Project; Luca George at Tyneside Cinema; Marcus Brigstocke at Gala Theatre & ARC; Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution at Star & Shadow Cinema; European Researchers Night at Great North Museum: Hancock; Heterotopia at Saabat Gallery, Middlesbrough; Word at Alphabetti Theatre; plus reviews of Tom Wrigglesworth, Graham Fellows, Sophie Lisa Beresford, Gavin Webster, Lost Voice Guy and more.

Interview-wise, Damian Robinson looks into the future and discovers it’s an electronica dance party thanks to Galaxians; Claire Dupree chats to improv bands Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska and Lovely Wife about the release of their split EP; Linsey Teggert talks to Muncie Girls’ Lande Hekt about Plath, politics and punk; Ben Lowes-Smith talks to David Littlefair about capturing beauty and tragedy on the new O’Messy Life EP; Mark Corcoran-Lettice asks rejuvenated death metal experimentalists Plague Rider about their surreal and subversive new EP; Nad Khan talks to irrepressible punks The Nightingales who continue to forge their own musical path; and Sammy Sadler finds out more about indie rock band Social Room’s new EP. There’s also a stage by stage guide to Darlington’s newest music and comedy festival, Last Train Home, and the festival’s co-organiser David Saunders tells us about his favourite songs in Mixtape.

Review-wise, we take a listen to demos by Tuckage, Kewen, Sleepy Valley, Francis Hudson and Bernie Christie; albums by Christine & The Queens, A-Sun Amissa, Jungle, The Goon Sax and more, plus track reviews of Gra4ce, Sticky Pearls, Dressed In Wires, Jack Fox, Heel Turn among others. There’s reports from the front row of Death In Vegas, Cowtown, Bonnacons of Doom, Orbital, Sauvage, Pussy Riot, The Vaselines and more.



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