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We’re only three years into the decade, and yet the 2020s are already proving my personal theory that the culture of a particular decade will always, in some way, be in thrall to the aesthetics and trends that were all the rage two decades prior. My sources are too vast for the word count I’m working with here, but the 00s felt, in many ways, in thrall to the 80s (the ‘indie sleaze’ movement, FKA: the post-punk revival) and the 10s felt, coincidentally, in thrall to the 90s (the house revival, the streetwear/baggy jeans revival).

It’s no surprise, therefore, that the 2020s seems to find us, with music in particular, mining the 00s. Just listen to Radio 1 for an hour and you’ll be hit with garage, DnB and jungle, alongside the feted revival of the post-punk-revival. A case in point can be found in the anything-goes attitude of BILK, who will grace the hallowed boards of The Cluny 2 on Wednesday 22nd February. The trio boast an eclectic sound immediately bringing to mind the spirit of Jamie T and The Streets. Just Don’t Work For Me, the lead single from their self-titled debut album, is a brilliant distillation of their spirit, being punky, anthemic and cathartic.

BILK play The Cluny 2, Newcastle on Wednesday 22nd February.


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