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Back in the nineties, a certain strain of British music journalist seemed to devote their attention to coming up with increasingly unwieldly, implausible and obscure sub-genres and scenes that they could claim to have ‘discovered’: the Camden lurch or Romo, anyone? (I mean, who would ever take a genre called Britpop seriously? It’ll never catch on.)

While the hyperbole and incestuousness of that clique isn’t missed, when writing about a band as kaleidoscopically diverse and inventive as Teeth Of The Sea, it’s hard not to conclude they need a whole new tag all of their own. Anything from intense rave breakdowns, dramatic heavy metal solos, sinister music concrete, melodious Miles Davis horn melodies, glacial ambient pop and much more can be found in the toolkit for their ever-restless and always impressive post-everything work.

Having released their brilliant, audacious fifth album Wraith earlier in the year, the band now bring their stellar live show to Newcastle’s Star & Shadow Cinema on Saturday 8th June for a very welcome Tyneside return. If that’s not enough for you, support on the night comes from local post-rock dons Parastatic. On the back of some sporadic but exhilarating live shows previewing new material last year, expect fireworks. There’s also the matter of new duo Beanotown Secret Police, who open the show with their minimal synth punk.


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