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It’s rare to come across an evening hosted by a group who promise to take you on a trip “into the unexplored depths of their collective mind, a place of daring rescue missions and uncanny swamp monsters, all imagined through the lens of a playful B-movie aesthetic” via “the slicing of mustard and people losing their socks”, however, when noise rock merchants of hardcore-acid-math-crustcore Yes Grasshopper are in the equation, it should come as no surprise.

Taking place at The Globe, Newcastle on Saturday 19th February, the Newcastle-hailing duo – consisting of six-stringer Jordie Cook and tub-thumper Adam Stapleford – take the minimal-yet-maximal setup of John Times Two and Lightning Bolt to exciting new extremes, with taut and sprawling songs chock to the brim will filth and vigour. Recent release 7 OUTRE 10 is a phenomenal testament to their less-is-far-far-more approach with the likes of Borewell Rescue being a refreshingly frenetic whirlwind of chaotic but brilliantly constructed noise, exhibiting a command of dissonance and a keen ear for a vicious hook. Support comes from the experimental multi-instrumentalist Brad Field, whose marvellous avant-garde jazz compositions, heavy on gloriously wonky abstraction, provide a fine showcase for his virtuosic command of the drumkit.

Yes Grasshopper and Brad Field play The Globe, Newcastle on Saturday 19th February.

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