Star & Shadow Cinema Stepney Bank, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle
Official Aftershow Party 10.30 - 03.00am
DJ sets from... Dionysus, Preqwal, TRIPTIK, Dr.Jekyll & Mr.Jive, HNDRSN, Whip Your Hair
Dedmoon & Diagrams
(Live Set) 10.30 – 11.00
Dedmoon & Diagrams is the musical collaboration between two close friends from the North of England, Luke Elliott and Joey Murphy. "Their music consists of deep and swallowing soundscapes with a lovely bumpy feel pulling you right in" The New British
Big Beat Bronson 09.45-10.15pm
Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Big Beat Bronson are a fresh, cutting-edge Hip Hop super group, their themed live shows have become the talk of the toon with their mixture of contagious energy and out-and-out amusement going down a storm across the North-East and beyond. The fantastic four have worked together and engineered a pioneering sound that has been likened to that of Chase & Status, while challenging the comic edge and epic sound of the Beastie Boys.
Ken Masters 9.00-9.30pm
A significant cog in the north-east Hip Hop scene, Ken Masters has unmatchable wordplay ability. His flexible turn of phrase is evident on his recent ep "This is not a mixtape!", where he goes from bragadocious, to political, to heartfelt in a heartbeat. Ken strives to connect with the listener, be it through recorded material or when he is in his element on stage taking the audience with him on an all sensory journey. As a self-proclaimed Hip Hop activist, when he isn't "spitting bars" Ken can found delivering music workshops in the community or hosting Hip Hop events.
Newcastle-via-Scotland two-piece Lionhall haven’t been recording together for very long, but in that time they have already made an impressive number of people sit up and take notice of their sparse, chilly melodic music. Their songs have drawn comparisons to The XX and Conquering Animal Sound, with the likes of Drowned in Sound and Amazing Radio picking up on the two self-released tracks they posted on Bandcamp in August, the former describing the band as ‘a very impressive prospect’. Live, the band are a rawer, more urgent proposition, with the Kills-like interplay between Sean and Ana a key feature. Lionhall rounded off an excellent 2012 by recording a beautiful track for the Tiny Lights Christmas compilation at the turn of the year, and the same label will release their debut EP Rhizomes on April 29th.
Tissue Culture 7.30-8.00pm
Since signing to Tiny Lights Recording at the beginning of 2012, young noise merchants Tissue Culture have been kicking up quite a storm locally, playing venues such as The O2 Academy and netting support slots with the likes of Hyde & Beast and The Chapman Family. The official launch of their first Tiny Lights release, Saint Waleric EP, saw the young four-piece play to a bustling Cluny 2 last Halloween. The five-track EP has received great reviews and its lead track, Satellites, has had extended airplay, most notably on Nick Roberts’ BBC Introducing show. The band’s Christmas song for Tiny Lights’ charity album was also featured on BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson’s Christmas day playlist. Crafting 'cacophonous, considered noise rock', Tissue Culture put their own special spin on shoegaze, with clever arrangement and mature, thoughtful lyrics that disguise their youth.