Live at The Riverside, Newcastle

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Tonight's bill consists of two bands that sound quite different live, compared to how they come across in a studio. First up is hotly tipped North London band Girl Ray, and whilst the difference here is less obvious, there's still a noticeable contrast. Where their (admittedly scarce) recorded output seems for the most part carefree and whimsical (take their track "Stupid Things" which has a clear Gorkys influence running through it) their live show, whilst still leisurely, seems much more gritty.

Live at The Riverside, Newcastle

Tonight Newcastle played host to an end of tour party for two of Brooklyn's rowdiest inhabitants. The So So Glos have acted as main support for most of these UK dates (also playing a handful of headline slots on their own). They're a charismatic bunch, not conforming to any particular scene but with a general punk attitude and raucous sound.