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The last time Lower Slaughter hit Newcastle, on a double-header tour with Workin’ Man Noise Unit, it was an absolute blast. So much so that it led to that gig’s promoter Matt Baty putting out their debut album on Newcastle’s finest label, Box Records. What Big Eyes came out in September and it’s a maelstrom of joyous, sludgy hardcore that hits you in the solar plexus but still delivers the tunes. It’s rare for an album emanating from this part of the UK underground to get Radio 1 airplay but it has, repeatedly. The Brighton-ish band are back in Newcastle on Wednesday 15th November, at the small but perfectly formed Little Buildings

Joining them on the bill that night will be local outfit Fret! who describe themselves as ‘AmRep-driven-post-surf-garage-thrash-noise rockers’ which about covers it, although they’re even better than that makes them sound. They’ll be wrapping up a short UK tour that starts a week earlier on Tuesday 7th November at Trillians with Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska and Lovely Wife, who’ll be joining Fret! for gigs at Middlesbrough’s Westgarth Social Club (Thursday 9th) and Sunderland’s The Vaults (Sunday 12th). Fret! also play at Durham’s Empty Shop HQ on Wednesday 8th alongside the excellently named garage punkers Ghost Guilt & The Thundercat and power pop duo The Noise & The Naïve.

That’s a whole heap of excellent shows right there. 



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