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The Monochrome Set are coming to Newcastle’s Cluny 2 on Saturday 7th November. They may spring to mind as a post-punk flash in the pan, but after a ten year hiatus which ended in 2008, they’ve been consistently pretty busy playing in Europe, the USA and Japan.

Listening to snippets of their new album Spaces Everywhere, lead singer Bid’s unique voice hasn’t aged, there’s still a weird and spooky loveliness which trembles over wonky but beguilingly melodic arrangements. It’s a sound that makes the disturbing 1979 single Eine Symphonie Des Grauens so unique and brilliant, and there’s certainly elements of that in their new stuff, perhaps with a little more playfulness and a bit less doom.

To add to a well-rounded bill, fellow weirdos Yellow Creatures and Quaterlight support. Yellow Creatures may be new kids on the post-punk block, but they’re super tight and super smart. Quaterlight will be in solo-show format, promising improvised mysteries from a founder member of Penetration, Gary Chaplin.

P.S. You can usually judge a gig by its poster – how nice to see one that doesn’t look like it was made on a meme generator.

The Monochrome Set, Yellow Creatures and Quaterlight play The Cluny 2, Newcastle on Saturday 7th November.

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