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Now firmly back in the swing of things, promoter Endless Window kicks off a series of summer gigs with a characteristically eclectic feast of internationalist psychedelia at The Cumberland Arms on Friday 3rd June. With just a couple of EPs – 2015’s 22 and 2019’s III – to their name, Mirna Ray nonetheless carry a palpable word-of-mouth stature on the back of stints supporting the likes of Acid Mothers Temple, Wax Machine and The Cult of Dom Keller. What’s more, this London-based collective of Polish and Argentinian musicians achieve the improbable through crafting a fresh, distinctive sound amidst a congested field. With foundations hewn from hefty dollops of garagey crowd-pleasing fuzz, their pot is stirred further with splashes of experimental percussion, desert woodwind and subtle yet influential electronics – a heady brew primed to make a lasting impression on their maiden North East outing.

As with every EW show, there’s a similar level of care and enthusiasm poured into the choice of supports. Causing quite the stir with their aptly titled recent EP The New Nuisance, chaos merchants No Teeth bring the ruckus wherever they land with inimitably maximalist Fall-meets-Beefheart stupidity. Less unhinged (though only by a whisker!), Emergency Librarian 2’s peculiar take on folk song materialises via a meandering melange of primitive psych, modular synth squall and Reed/Cale-recalling indulgence – an ever-morphing racket that’s well worth early admission!

Mirna Ray, No Teeth and Emergency Librarian 2 play The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle on Friday 3rd June.


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