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The Cumberland Arms plays host to Alcohol Fuelled Violence on Saturday 17th February. It’s important to note that any witty comments about ‘just a normal Saturday in Newcastle’ are likely to be drowned out by the titular symphony that has been created using cut-ups, loops and layers of public domain classical pieces.

Created by Gary Wilkinson, Alcohol Fuelled Violence tells the story of his brother, Lee Wilkinson, and deals with subjects such as Asperger syndrome, epilepsy, violence in socially deprived areas, NHS surgery, and loss and atonement. Gary will perform using DJ and production techniques and has created visuals to accompany the performance.

Support on the night comes from Crimewave, who make music using effects-laden guitars to create a sound similar to that of 80/90s shoegaze bands such as My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus and Mary Chain but incorporate contemporary beats influenced by the likes of Aphex Twin and Hudson Mohawke. Emergency Librarian also join the bill, blending primitive electronics, bongos and PowerPoint presentations into a wonderful cacophony which has been described as being like Throbbing Gristle meets Alan Bennett. Rounding off the billing is Wreaths, who makes tape-hiss shrouded, grainy and weathered drone/noise coaxed from bowed mandolin, field recordings and billowing guitar loops.

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