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Wakefield indie pop band The Research will be playing a very welcome gig at The Cumberland Arms on Saturday 13th January.

Previously lumped in with bands sharing geographical similarities such as The Cribs, The Arctic Monkeys and Kaiser Chiefs, they were dubbed as part of the ‘New Yorkshire’ scene by the NME and quickly made their way to a subsidiary of major label EMI. Founder Russell Searle (not sure if he continues to use ‘The Disaster’ as his nickname now he’s a dad?), Georgia Jakubiak and Sarah Williams make the combination of vocal harmonies, make-shift sound and witty lyrics about “heartless cows” and dead-end Northern towns very appealing.

They never quite managed to get in to the Top 40 and split up in 2008 after the release of their second album The Old Terminal, they have however gathered a throng of die-hard fans who constantly beg for reunion gigs and prior to 2022, when they performed at Wakefield’s beloved and final Long Division Festival with headliners Sea Power and Field Music, they hadn’t been on stage together for 15 years.

The Research reunite again, this time in the North East, and it’s a really good one to ease you in for that first gig of 2024 and it really is the perfect venue for a cold January evening in Newcastle.

The Research play The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle on Saturday 13th January.


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