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Hell hath no fury like a glorious power trio. From Cream to Hüsker Dü and Sleater-Kinney, the format has regularly proven to be the foundation for glorious boundary-pushing in the grand annals of guitar music. Karkara are a phenomenal addition to the power trio pantheon. Hailing from Toulouse, France, the trio merge the unique stylings of the Middle Eastern psychedelic movement with classic garage fuzz and wonky Krautrock, with the occasional sprinkling of didgeridoo. It makes for a transcendental journey in left-field psychedelic, and a refreshing tonic to hush the “guitar music is dead!” dullards.

Joining them at their show at Little Buildings on Tuesday 3rd May are (in my eyes) local astral psych, desert rock royalty Cave Suns, who have carved out a solid reputation as Newcastle’s answer to Kyuss. Their unique brand of stoner blues is gloriously eclectic and perfectly at home in a diverse line-up like this. Rounding off the bill is Fuzz Club Records-signings Veik, who centre their experimental post-punk around vintage synths and abrasive instrumentation, taking influence from a multitude of 70’s avant garde movements, such as No Wave and Krautrock. All in all, it’s a delightful three-course serving of phenomenal, boundary-pushing, relentless entertainment at the glorious Little Buildings.

Karkara, Cave Suns and Veik play Little Buildings, Newcastle on Tuesday 3rd May.


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