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Glueland might sound like an untrustworthy theme park but unfortunately, it isn’t. It is, however, the name of Nottingham’s alt. indie band Do Nothing’s latest EP and their upcoming tour, which pulls in to Newcastle’s Cluny 2 on Monday 11th and Stockton’s Georgian Theatre on Friday 29th October, which is equally as exciting.

The band haven’t been living by their name, as since Do Nothing last played in the region in November 2019 they’ve released their acclaimed EP and collected new fans thanks to tracks like the dark Gangs. Their sound blends art rock, no wave and post-punk into a rock-based concoction, and it’s a soundscape that has seen a sharp rise in popularity, with bands like Black Country New Road, Squid and Protomartyr leading the way. The influence from legends of these genres, including the likes of David Byrne and James Murphy, can be heard being channelled through the deadpan performance and lyrics of frontman Chris Bailey and the band’s avant-garde instrumentation, as evidenced on the likes of rhythmic single LeBron James and the roaring Handshakes.

Do Nothing play The Cluny 2, Newcastle on Monday 11th and Georgian Theatre, Stockton on Friday 29th October


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