Evolution Emerging: gigs + official aftershow party!

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Official Aftershow Party in association with Amazing Beats10.15 - 01.30am 

DJ sets from…Francophilippe / MJ Fitz / Ivy Feed / Joonipah / Polarsets / Our Beat Is Correct / Shan Summer


Young Liar 9.45pm

YOUNG LIAR are a five-piece instrumental rock band based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Since forming in mid-2010 for what was originally planned as a one-off gig they have performed across the UK and supported the likes of Three Trapped Tigers, I Like Trains, The Twilight Sad, Errors, Male Bonding and Ice Age. Their second EP incorporates elements of electronica, noise-rock, krautrock and post-punk and has been seen and heard on BBC 6 Music, XFM, Drowned in Sound and The Line of Best Fit.

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Weird Shapes 9pm

Weird Shapes have recently secured BBC Introducing play from Tom Robinson as well as national play on Q & NME. North East support has come in the form of exposure on BBC Newcastle/Tees. The band also secured a place on the Drowned in Sound One to Watch list for the North East. Amazing Radio also joined the Weird Shapes express, playing their debut Blue Sky at Night. The single has also featured on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks.

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Apollo Gets The Girl 8.15pm

It's 1978, a strange light races towards the heart of New York City. A lonely girl walks the forgotten streets of the South Bronx. Weaving through the broken glass and crumbling city blocks she finds an abandoned rooftop. As she shuts her eyes to sleep, a black pyramid slams into a derelict apartment building and disintegrates. Bathed in blue light, a shadowy figure emerges from the rubble…


Ghosts of Old Berlin 7.30pm

Born of the frozen north, this is Ghosts of Old Berlin. Creating music that is at once immediate and dark, this four-piece is refining its self-attributed 'doom pop' sound. Ghosts… distribute their music under a Creative Commons licence, so it can be freely shared and remixed. Ghosts of old Berlin are: Jonny (vocals, guitar, Maths PhD), Rich (guitar, vocals, spreadsheets), Chris (bass, percussion, religious and scientific tattoos), Al (drums, glock, bleary-eyed new dad).