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My favourite Newcastle band, Retriever are only two gigs old, tonight will be there third gig in the city. Already they've captivated the minds and hearts of many. With a confident mix of 60's garage and post punk influence and styling's this well dressed threesome create a wall of gammer ray white noise over a set of punishing drum machine beats. Hat's are tipped to The Jesus and Mary Chain but front-woman Jackie's street cheetahhh vocals are shots from the hip that confirm that this group are no lad rock guit(sn)ore trip. Her cool ranting sits atop a cacophony of repetitive driving fuzz bass and the beautiful, simple and affecting guitar parts kooked up with nonchalant gum chewing style by young (deliberately non) guitarist Garth. Certainly a band to keep an eye on, they are already in the studio recording a debut ltd edition 7 inch.
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I'm looking forward to seeing this band since it houses two dear friends in bass player Martin (one half of DJ team Its A Happening - who play Jukebox when the mood is right) and Paul Emmet (Ex front-man of the infamous Oxfam Glamour Models). So a bit of friendship nepotism? Well yes but... the pressure is on because they've assure me that they 'are great'.
It's an early gig - doors : 7pm. but it's only £3 !!!
Hope to see you there.