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Live music – what a thing, right? Just as it was starting to feel like a distant memory, folks like the good people at The Globe in Newcastle nail a provisional plan to see us through the desolate time. They’re hosting Newcastle’s beat maker and producer collective Grey Tapes in the most economically minded way: a livestream beamed directly into your homes.

Electronic music has an unusual reputation in this game, with too many people thinking that it’s just a bunch of people essentially pressing play so that they can mime along to their pre-recorded beats. This presumption is really damaging, because it erases the hard work that actually often goes into electronic performances. Grey Tapes are even more live than most other electronic artists, completely doing away with any kind of backing track. Any sound you hear Grey Tapes make is fresh off the line, manufactured for that performance and that performance alone. So while it isn’t ideal that you’re unable to witness their experimental sounds face to face, you can at least settle in for the night in the knowledge that you’re experiencing an evening of unique and wholly original music.

Grey Tapes perform a livestream gig via The Globe online on Saturday 27th March



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