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US rock duo Lightning Bolt touch down at Newcastle’s Cluny on Saturday 13th August as part of a summer tour that has already seen them perform at Primavera Sound Festival, among several of Europe’s most revered stages and festivals. Having formed back in 1994, their latest album Sonic Citadel is the seventh in an illustrious career which has seen them carve out a reputation for inventive, primal instrumentals which defy any genre tag given to them.

Their most recent album is also one of their most accomplished, with Pitchfork describing it as “the most life-affirming music they’ve ever made.” It’s a sound which has translated well into live performance too, gaining the band even more accolades. Drummer Brian Chippendale’s balaclava has become iconic, and bassist Brian Gibson has a similarly eccentric and thrilling stage presence. All of this adds up to a rare treat for Newcastle fans.

Lightning Bolt play The Cluny, Newcastle on Saturday 13th August.


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