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Since Trembling Bells disbanded a couple of years ago, drummer, songwriter and auteur Alex Neilson has ploughed a prolific and unique furrow under the moniker Alex Rex. Dipping into the psych folk he is known well for while incorporating glam rock and choral music amidst his releases, Alex Rex is an altogether more direct affair than Trembling Bells. His CV is unparalleled as a drummer too, having played with Bonnie Prince Billy, Shirley Collins, Jandek and Current 93.

Bringing his genuinely mesmerising show to the Cumberland Arms on Thursday 14th October, he’ll be playing songs from his already enviable catalogue. Alex’s presence as a magnificent drummer and a fervently passionate singer are significant, and the band’s performances are truly a force of nature and something to behold. Support comes from Yakka Doon, aka Claire Welford, who has become known for her work in Bad Amputee as well as her exquisite solo work, which is gorgeously melancholic and poetically incisive.

Alex Rex and Yakka Doon play The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle on Thursday 14th October


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