PREVIEW: The New Sound of Young Sunderland
By Ruth Edmundson on August 16, 2012 in Music
Sunderland, as well as its football rivalry with Newcastle, is known for its established music scene as it is bursting at the seems with bands from The Futureheads to Hyde and Beast. Such bands have been the catalyst to more new bands been created in the city.
Celebrating this fact are Frankie and The Heartstrings, who this week are hosting The New Sound Of Young Sunderland under their label Pop Sex Ltd.
The gig features three bands that are well and truly apart of the new wave of young bands within in the local music scene.
Those featured include Spoken Words who make music along the lines of New Wave /Post Punk, with the four piece garnering attention from the likes of NME to BBC Newcastle and Amazing radio.
The band themselves said: “Its great to be labelled as the new sound of Sunderland something we are proud of, we haven’t been around too long but it’s good to see our music is getting recognition!”
Joining them on the bill are The Sons Of Bido Lito, a band who are heavily into their western films, but also listen to 60’s garage, and overall create a wild west/garage pop sound.
Phill Houghton from the band said: “We’ve never really seen ourselves as being any part of a scene/sound before. We’ve always felt that we’re outsiders as we’ve never been made welcome by the higher powers of the Sunderland music scene. But if anyone wants to create a buzz about the new sound of Sunderland we are more than happy to be part of it.”
Finally, but alas not least of all, Aztec Birds will also be performing. They preside in a 60’s sound with their garage rock and psychedelia music that ticks the alternative box on your musical taste list.
Dan Stringer from the band said: “We’ve been a band for less than six months, so to be asked to be apart of this show is really encouraging for us. It’s a great opportunity for us to make more people aware of our music.”
This gig will take place on the 18th August at The Little room in Independent, Sunderland, free entry and doors 8pm.
- The North East Gig Round Up