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Image: Ocean Floor by Ella Stock

It almost feels too good to be true, but the time has come for the return of actual, in-person gigs to the North East – hopefully for good. KU Bar in Stockton has thrown their hat in the ring for their own string of socially distanced live shows, bringing actual performances to their lovely Stockton venue after what feels like a decade of musical drought.

Their first show back on Thursday 20th May has been programmed by local promoters Famous Last Words, and features locals only: indie five-piece Ocean Floor will bring their pop rock melodies to the responsibly spaced out stage. Recent single Wet Socks invokes the same sunny, fun and slight surrealism that the late and great Her’s exhibited. They’re accompanied by Teesside pop groovers The Lulas; a four-piece who dip subtly into jazz sensibilities, spicing up their feel-good pop tunes. This easy-listening line-up is ideal for a re-entry level gig. Granted, we aren’t quite able to pile into a sweaty bar and writhe around in a moshpit just yet, but after being out of the live music game for so long, a quiet sit-down with a beverage of your choice should be just enough to whet your appetite. Mine’s a blackcurrant and soda.

Ocean Floor and The Lulas play KU Bar, Stockton on Thursday 20th May

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