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It’s five months until the General Election. That’s five more months of David Cameron standing in front of a wooden podium insisting that we’re all in this together, Ed Miliband looking a bit stunned every time someone questions him, Nick Clegg attempting to win back the public and Nigel Farage trying to convince us he’s not a racist, honestly. Joy. Luckily, once a month we’ve got Club Resistance to look forward to, a night that’s trying to put some of the political fervour back into music.

This month it’s the turn of Geordie patriots The Ree-Vahs to take to the stage and give us a good blast of their northern roots music. Their new album is titled Geordieland, presumably because Geordie Nation was copyrighted, and sees the group putting a modern twist on traditional folk music. References to Whitley Bay’s Spanish City and a good injection of Geordie dialect are all present in their songs, which are not only deceptively complex and vaguely sentimental (in a good way) but are also rip-roaring fun.

It promises to be one of the jolliest nights of Club Resistance yet, which is great considering that I’m seriously suffering from a dreaded case of election fatigue.

The Ree-Vahs play Club Resistance at the People’s Bookshop, Durham on Sunday 15th March.

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