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Sunderland’s almighty venue The Peacock continues to blaze a trail as one of the city’s most intriguing upstart venues with one hell of an anarchic line-up led by Gothic anarcho-punk royalty Rubella Ballet, who perform at the venue on Sunday 4th December.

Initially forming in 1979 in the midst of the colossal tidal wave in which punk became a multi-faceted, unpredictable beast, the group found a home in the network of frenetic noise that was spearheaded by the likes of Crass and Poison Girls. Once settled, they steadfast gained a reputation for sporting neon-heavy Day-Glo stage wear, which offered something of a tongue-in-cheek contrast to their music, a Gothic and dark whirlpool of noise that grapples with the political and personal. Besides a hiatus through the 90s, the group have remained prolific and urgent, with an extensive UK tour showing they have no intention of calling it a day anytime soon. It’s going to be quite the enthralling endurance test for your eardrums, as support is provided by opinionated punk band Slalom D, melodic angsty four-piece LoGOz and genre-defying rock ‘n’ roll spoken word artists Cherry & Peesh.

Rubella Ballet, Slalom D, LoGOz and Cherry & Peesh play The Peacock, Sunderland on Sunday 4th December.



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