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Exhibiting their own riffy, alt. rock swagger, Newcastle’s Pave The Jungle host a night full of raucous rawk promise – possibly chaotic, definitely joyful – at the Lubber Fiend on Sunday 11th December. This cobweb clearing extravaganza and antidote to the saccharine Christmas tunes we’ll be sick to death of (again) by then will see songs aired from Pave The Jungle’s previous Waiting For Nothing and Hissing EPs as well as newer material conjured up from their impassioned and assured melodic anger, vital delivery and relentlessly pounding foundations.

The supporting ‘pals’ in question feature some of the region’s best about-to-explode, on-the-cusp, play-sweat-and-be-damned DIY bands around right now. Teesside’s Onlooker shred frenetic garage rock, evoking the snaking riffs and driving beats of At The Drive In, they’re urgent and immediate with melodies to burn. Fast Blood bring their accessible punk energy and emo-tinged songs out to play; you’ll find yourself dancing while feeling a simultaneous winsome regret and maybe slight bruising as their relatable lyrics get you right in the core. Shallow’s dirty grunge rock will thicken the air, and evocative soaring vocals and buzzsaw riffs will spin heads and kick ass, stealthily creeping energy to get close before jostling you into the mosh pit. Newcastle rock duo Tile and ferocious post-hardcore duo Mally round out the line-up, so expect the scuzz, fuzz and bathos of Dead Kennedys to bark and amuse in equal amounts.

It’s a damn fine line-up and probably contender for gig of the year. Just saying.

Pave The Jungle and Pals play The Lubber Fiend, Newcastle on Sunday 11th December.


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