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Free gigs at The Tyne Bar are always a solid bet for those seeking a lively, wholesome way to round out the week. Sunday 4th August, though, offers an especially enticing prospect in the shape of Leeds outfit Living Body, who arrive hot on the heels of new single C.R.E.A.M, their first new music in three years (and no…not a Wu-Tang Clan cover). They’ll be joined on the night by local favourites Ten Sticks, whose increasingly expansive sonic ventures are set to culminate in a one-off all-electronic performance – while the duo’s percussive half, improv extraordinaire Mark Copper, will also be joining the Living Body ranks for a portion of their set.

Helmed by ex-Juffage man Jeff T. Smith, Living Body is a project born of collaboration, with the likes of Katie Harkin (Sky Larkin, Sleater-Kinney, Courtney Barnett, Wild Beasts), Tom Evans (Vessels), Alice Rowan (Mayshe-Mayshe) and Sarah Statham (Crake, Fig by Four, Esper Scout) all enlisted. Together with new face Jack Burgess the latter pair will form part of the touring party, whose inventive amalgamation of post-rock, folk, electronics and plenty besides promises a bumper Sunday evening treat. What’s more, with plans to build a studio and record a follow-up to 2016’s Body Is Working clogging Smith’s diary, it’ll be some time until their next visit. Don’t miss out – it’s free, after all!


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