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Newcastle’s newest venue Bobik’s has done the unthinkable: it’s filled a gap in the market for a city already overflowing with more music venues you could shake a stick at. Every time I look up their listings, it’s always full of names and faces I don’t recognise, and I believe that’s primarily because they’re catering to chronically underserved musicians and genres.

The folky, the rocky, and the odd-poppy can all find a home here; take upstate NY folk rock duo Native Harrow, who play the venue on Sunday 12th January, as a case in point. The ensemble, born out of Devin Tuel’s soul-seeking solo work, encapsulates the struggle of navigating a life of love and creativity through the gentlest Americana music you can imagine.

Native Harrow’s third record’s eponymous track Happier Now features the most delicate playing of an electric guitar I’ve heard; the melodic, gentle strumming complimenting vocalist Tuel’s classically trained voice perfectly. Such slow paced harmonies promise a relaxing evening of emotive folk to cleanse the soul – absolutely ideal for a chilly Sunday evening in January.

Native Harrow play Bobik’s, Newcastle on Sunday 12th January


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