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Victorian idealisms are about to be blown out of the window. Never would the founders of Newcastle’s Mining Institute have anticipated that in little over a century and a half, their building would become the venue for a night of impro doom and heavy rawk. Yet on Friday 12th December the grandiose architecture of Neville Hall will welcome just that, in a bid to do away with the interminable festive jingles of Christmas Present.

First up, Lovely Wife, comprising of the amicably named Evil Joe (bass noises) and Jamie Death (drum noises) both reside in North Shields and describe their music as ‘sludgy-stoner-doom’, ideal then for any person who likes their music loud and noisy. Three-piece Fret! take a somewhat more melodic approach; their debut single Sonic Proof is soon to be released, however fans can catch a sneak listen of the track on the North East Day of the Dead compilation EP which was released in November. Finally, The Fun City Shills, whose recent offerings have featured surreal, otherworldly lyrics alongside old school samplings of jazz.

Experimental, loud and spectacularly out-there, these three bands will knock off your top hat and make you seriously question your decision to wear a festive jumper.

Lovely Wife, Fret! and Fun City Shills play Newcastle’s Mining Institute on Friday 12th December.

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