NEWS: Isle of Tyne @ The Tyne Bar | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

Narc. Magazine Online

Reliably informed

Image: Straight Girl by Andrew Benge

Festivals are tentatively returning this summer, and with it our hopes that the music industry might just about bounce back after over a year out. And, like the dove appearing over the horizon with an olive branch, our first sign of better things within reach is the triumphant comeback of the all-day bank holiday extravaganza, Isle of Tyne.

The folks at Wandering Oak and the Tyne Bar seek to make up for lost time with a free entry event on Bank Holiday Sunday that will blow the inaugural event out of the water. Samba reggae is on the menu thanks to an appearance from masked Afrobeat punk outfit Ponyland; with more progressive beats and industrial grind than a Carnegie steel mill, STRAIGHT GIRL will undoubtedly go wild on stage to their electro punk hits; and fresh from their debut album Today’s News…Stay Happy, Behold A Pale Horse will be grateful for the opportunity to get back on stage and show it off more than they were able pre-pandemic. Electronica can be morbid too: Crimewave are on a mission to show how to manipulate your sound to make it as bone-chilling as possible; while Ibero-Geordie synth-poppers Twist Helix do excellently on record, but the stage is where they really have a chance to shine. Dancers rejoice, for Stranger Than Horses host a DJ set for anyone who wants to simply get lost in soulful melody. See you at the bar, then?

Isle of Tyne takes place at The Tyne Bar, Newcastle on Sunday 29th August

Like this story? Share it!

Subscribe to our mailout