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Instrumental psych rock outfit Japanese Television head to Newcastle’s Tyne Bar on Sunday 9th February, following a year which culminated in their track Crocodile Dentist, taken from their recent EP, featuring in one of BBC 6Music’s Best of the Year round ups.

Firm favourites of the likes of Amy Lamé and Gideon Coe, the London-based band’s debut EP was recorded by The Wytches’ Kristian Bell in an isolated village hall on 8-track tape (a medium in which the band insist helps to capture their live sound). Reverb-drenched and without discernible instrumental spotlights, the music is taken as a harmonious whole; organs, synths, harps, bass and guitars clamouring for raucous attention. 2019’s EP JTV II sold out quickly upon release, and displays a sound of unhinged psychedelic surf with distinctly modern atmospherics. It’s one that ought to sound right at home in the intimate confines of the Tyne Bar.

Presented by Wandering Oak, promoters of oddball sounds and possessed of infinite good taste, the gig will also feature Newcastle’s own ‘surf-trash’ band The Screaming Seagulls.

Japanese Television and The Screaming Seagulls play The Tyne Bar, Newcastle on Sunday 9th February



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