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Here we have a lovely ditty from Newcastle’s Breakaway NE. Bee Sting has a raw, DIY quality to the production and musically it takes the form of a ballad but with a marked grittiness to it.

This, the band’s third single, channels the ghosts of music’s past, with definite post-punk and 80’s alt. pop influences at play. The guitar solo makes a refreshing change too, contrasting with the usual unnecessary widdly stuff that you hear in some local music. Vocally, I’m reminded of the gravelly tones of Chris Rea, with the Breakaway NE singer’s voice still burning distinctively in its own right. Hear it first hand when the band perform at Little Buildings, Newcastle on Sunday 9th June.

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