NEWS: Ponyland/Honeyflux/Feed The Elk @ Cobalt Studios | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

Narc. Magazine Online

Reliably informed

It is honestly bewildering to see, even in the face of all the disruption of the last couple of years, the North East music community continue to evolve, diversify and thrive. For evidence of this, look no further than this astoundingly varied line-up on offer at Cobalt on Friday 18th March.

Leading the proceedings is Ponyland: a heady, energetic ride into the world of live samba reggae, Afro-beat and jazz; their debut LP Mora Mora is a wonderfully abrasive and chameleonic wonder, bursting at the seams with personality and character. Next in line is Honeyflux, who have been likened to the love-child of Steely Dan, The War on Drugs and Soundgarden. Recent release God, Buddha & Me is the work of a talented outfit with a strong command of deep-pocket grooves and brilliant post-rock melodies. Rounding things off is Feed The Elk, who organisers consider to be the Toon’s “finest new boyband” who mix funk, reggae, punk, dub and rap-metal. From the small threads of evidence I could muster, they offer a phenomenal and diverse mixture of genres in a unique and fresh way.

All in all, it’s a brilliantly eclectic line-up at one of the Toon’s finest venues.

Ponyland, Honeyflux and Feed The Elk play Cobalt Studios, Newcastle on Friday 18th March.


Like this story? Share it!

Subscribe to our mailout