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Despite having only come onto the gig map at the end of last year, Bobik’s in Jesmond has already emerged as a haven for folk, jazz and the lighter end of indie rock. Respect where it’s due then, as the upcoming Tempers show on Wednesday 4th March finds them ripping up this still-new template in favour of something far more modern.

Formed by the New York-based duo of Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper, Tempers specialise in dramatic and stormy synth pop that filters classic 70s and 80s sounds through some very contemporary lyrical concerns. Having previously based albums around communist architecture, their latest album Private Life is a Lynchian pop vision of solitude and fragile community in an age of online overload. (Needless to say, the HTRK and Chromatics fan in your life is going to love this.)

There’s also some intriguing support from French one man band Jessica93, whose robotic take on grunge and alternative rock boasts an uncanny valley appeal, as well as local ambient pop act Worry Party, whose Bon Iver-flavoured ballads open the evening on a more subdued and reflective note.

Tempers, Jessica93 and Worry Party play Bobik’s, Newcastle on Wednesday 4th March

 

 

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