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On Saturday 9th December The Globe in Newcastle will host a line-up of great psych, surf and stoner rock bands in aid of mental health charity MIND. Not only will all proceeds from the gig go to MIND, but the show will to help raise awareness locally about mental health issues and the support available.

The line-up is a real offering of great talent; Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska, who have already developed a ferocious live reputation in the region, open proceedings with their Komische-tinged psych-rock. Ballpeen provide their whirlwind take on hardcore punk, and Waheela are an improvised noise/rock project driven by a shared affection for shrieking feedback, non-denominational riff worship and unexplained sounds. Stoner rockers Dunes (who have organised the gig) play a self-described mish-mash of ‘desert-riff-blues-tinted-disco-tinged-rock’, while theatrical black metal band Decrepit Monolith, whose sound is brutal and melodic in equal measure, complete the bill.

Dunes’ frontman John Davies gives an insight into the event: “We’re good friends with a lot of the people from the other bands so it should be a great night for all involved, however we’re all well aware that as fun as Christmas is, for many people who have either suffered with mental health issues or have friends and relatives that have suffered it can be a really difficult time of year, so we wanted to do something to raise money for MIND who do great work.”

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