Fri 17 Feb 2017 Price: £7.00 Doors Open: 19:30 Curfew at: 23:00Buy tickets ShareThis
London-based duo Soccer96 transmit epic synth-scapes over poly-rhythmic drums and infectious dance grooves in a brutal cocktail of tight electronica and the spontaneous energy of improvisation delivering a fearless show of musicianship and floor-filling potency.
The synth and drums duo of Danalogue [Dan Leavers] and Betamax [Max Hallett] are most known as being two thirds of The Comet Is Coming [with Shabaka Hutchings], currently to be heard whipping up a cosmic storm on their recent acclaimed album ‘Channel The Spirits’ [Leaf] and recently nominated for the Mercury Music Award. Originally a precursor to The Comet Is Coming they now present a show that is primed to blast us all in to another dimension.
Over the past five years the pair have been shaping the sound of the new wave of electronic inspired jazz with their art-house production skills on albums for the likes of Ibibio Sound Machine, Flamingods, The Comet Is Coming and having worked with big names such as Rozi Plain, Sons Of Kemet, Melt Yourself Down, Boredoms, Yussef Kamaal & Nitin Sawney.
Sol Flare combine lush synths, electronic beats and haunting vocal lines to create their own unique blend of Neon Pop and Melodic Electronica. Determined to forge their own path through today’s musical landscape Sol Flare draw from a large range of influence’s including 80’s Synth Pop through to present day Electronica.
Featuring Jenny Jones from Birds Vs Planes, Dom Wood and Matt Marlow
Twist Helix is an electronic alt-pop band based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
“A thrill of intelligent synth pop” – NARC Magazine
"Minimalist yet glitzy...sparkling dance-rock" – 24ourmusic
“An appealing innocence and freshness” – North East Music Monthly
“Definitely one to keep an eye out for!” – Spark FM
"A big, epic sound, complete with an instantly addictive melody" – NE Volume
"(Decade) is an indie-pop gem balancing gratifying pop hooks with upbeat melodies" – Alternative Tracks
"A danceable and melancholic synthpop sound that engages so you don’t want to stop listening" – IndieLocura
"I can only describe their sound as, if The Cranberries swapped guitars for synthesizers" – Musical Love Affair