PREVIEW: Going Underground @ The Cumberland
By Lauren Vevers on September 4, 2012 in Society
Northumbria University will present a diverse night of live music at The Cumberland Arms in Newcastle on Friday 7 September to conclude their day-long symposium, Going Underground: Gender And Subculture. Featuring five of Newcastle’s most exciting and challenging bands, the event will bring together post-punk, experimental, folk and pop sounds to celebrate all that is avant garde in mainstream culture.
The Causal Terrorist, aka CJ Reay, opens the show with his bitter anthems of love and insurrection. He cites Leonard Cohen, Ted Hughes and Allen Ginsberg as his influences. Next up will be Rexine, a post-punk band inspired by the Pixies, X-Ray Spex and the Cardiacs. Jangling guitars, hammering percussion and mournful female vocals contribute to their dark, entrancing indie sounds.
Going Underground will also feature the brilliantly-named Milky Wimpshake. Encapsulating the energy of punk, their songs are laced with twee irony and this makes their shows both frenetic and humorous. Four-piece Silverfox are next in the line-up, and have just released their debut single. They like their punk mixed with pop, as well as photographs, presents and patterns.
Finally, topping the bill are No Fit State. Having played up and down the country, now these girls are bringing their riotous performances back home to the North East. They come armed with trumpets, guitars and violins and make unique experimental post-punk music.
The night aims to celebrate the most original and counter-culture music on the live circuit right now.
- The Crisis Auction @ The Cumberland Arms