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After a barnstorming set at the same venue at last year’s Twisterella festival, Bradford punks Fling return to Middlesbrough’s Westgarth Social Club on Saturday 2nd March for a headline show that should blow away any lingering winter blues.

They’re touring to promote their debut album, Fling or Die, and their wonky and occasionally surreal punk is spurred on by costume-loving singer Charles’ brazen Johnny Rotten stylings. Latest single Je T’aime successfully melded a classic 70s Northern glam sound with that snarling, politically charged attitude that could see every member of the band as a potential frontman. With work already started on what should become album number two don’t rule out the odd newbie in their set as well. Just don’t look at their pints the wrong way.

Support for the tour is Sheffield’s The Seamonsters, themselves no strangers to the Westgarth stage. The indie pop six-piece’s ethereal synth-driven gems take influence from fellow Steel City citizens Pulp as well as Altered Images and Orange Juice. Local support on the night is Be Quiet. Shout Loud! who are still in celebratory mode after last year’s glorious Another Commotion EP, which means it’s well worth getting down early to this latest Teesside instalment from promoters The Kids Are Solid Gold.


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