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Twenty years on from demo album The Media Machine (co-written by Nick Gladdish when he was performing as Casualkai), his confidence and artistry is a joy to behold in Last One Get The Lights.

The album’s eleven tracks showcase a band and a frontman who know precisely what they want to say and how they will say it; playing soft ballads, blues and rock with intricacy, thoughtfulness and the understated conviction of musicians who are in full stride. Opening track When is tinglingly brilliant, its simple acoustic guitar leaving plenty of room for the unexpected corner-turns the melody takes, giving the track a near life-affirming feel, and rightfully showing off Nick’s accomplished vocals. Right Side Of Wrong is another feat in writing, performance and production: dust-kicking and eyebrow-cocking, its bell-like guitars are full of humour and cool, calling to mind the Return To The Last Chance Saloon-era of The Bluetones.

The album is presented in full live glory at The Cluny 2 on Sunday 12th September, where fans will be able to appreciate the do-this-properly approach that has been taken throughout its recording process, with the body of every track recorded live over two days. Gladdish? We’re over the moon!

Nick Gladdish launches Last One Get The Lights at The Cluny 2, Newcastle on Sunday 12th September

 

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