• PSYDOLL2017 09 - New Show : Psydoll Return New Show : Psydoll Return

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    We are pleased to announce that Psydoll will be making and overdue return to the region.

    It was 2006 that the band last came to the North-East, for a show that was very well received.

    Now, they return as part of their 2018 Magnetic Storm Tour.

    The show will take place in The Central, in Gateshead.  Located on Half Moon Lane.  Very close to both Gateshead Interchange and Newcastle Central Station.

    Psydoll are a Japanese band, a must for fans of J-Rock, Electropunk and things that little bit different.

    Local support will come in the form of You Are the Dead.  There are likely to be more local bands added.

    Tickets are just £6 in advance (£8 on the door) and available from www.seetickets.com.

    More on Psydoll, in their own words.

    We’re a Cyberpunk band from Tokyo, Japan.
    Built in the future city Shinjuku,Tokyo, PSYDOLL captures the Japanese manga and anime as their nutrition,and continued to spread their sound and the existence to the world.
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  • jizzypearllive2017 638 - New Jizzy Pearl album - All you need is Soul New Jizzy Pearl album – All you need is Soul

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    The unmistakable voice from one of the most loved hard rock bands of the early 1990s is returning this spring. Jizzy Pearl of LOVE/HATE is back with his new solo album, “All You Need Is Soul”. This highly anticipated studio release will be made available May 11 via Frontiers Music Srl.

    “In my opinion, this is the best record I’ve done since ‘Blackout In The Red Room’,” says Jizzy. “It captures all the energy and power of that album with great songs, high-energy vocals, big drums courtesy of Dave Moreno (PUDDLE OF MUDD) and amazing guitars from LOVE/HATE guitarist Darren Housholder.”

    From the opening vocals of blistering first song “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone” to the effortlessly cool album closer “Mr Jimmy”, Jizzy’s new record is brimming with fresh new music that’s easily recognizable whilst contemporary in its delivery. Listen closer and you’ll discover the hard-rocking groove of “High For An Eye”, the funk rock of album title track “All You Need Is Soul” and many more new favorites. Make no mistake, Jizzy Pearl has returned and he’s better than ever.

    Although released on May 11, we’re told Jizzy will have copies with him on the UK tour, which cuts Think Tank in Newcastle on May 3rd.  As always, tickets are doing well – you can secure yours here (click)

    Jizzy Pearl and LOVE/HATE burst onto the scene in 1990 with the debut album “Blackout In The Red Room” and proceeded to take the U.K. by storm with “Best Album Of The Year” from Kerrang! and Metal Hammer magazines. Playing sold-out shows and opening for SKID ROW, AC/DC and DIO put LOVE/HATE on the map. MTV hits “Why Do You Think They Call It Dope”, “She’s An Angel” and the band’s follow-up album, “Wasted In America”, have ensured a loyal following to this day.

    “All You Need Is Soul” track listing:

    01. You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone
    02. Comin’ Home To The Bone
    03. High For An Eye
    04. All You Need Is Soul
    05. House Of Sin
    06. Mortified
    07. Frustrated
    08. When The Devil Comes
    09. You Don’t Know What It’s Like
    10. It Doesn’t Matter
    11. Little Treasures
    12. Mr Jimmy


  • unnamed - Double Negative - new album from The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Double Negative – new album from The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing

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    Ahead of their 2018 tour, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing have announced details of their 4th album.

    “We wanted to create a short, angry album that emphasised our punk side and pushed our sound forward,” explain the band.

    “It’s dark, savage, brutal and holds up the rotten corpse of Britain’s past as a mirror to the sorry state of the present…and then rubs yer face in it so you won’t do it again”

    The album is entitled ‘Double Negative’ and drops on March 9th, just before they embark on their tour.

    You can pre-order the album here in a number of different formats

    And of course… the tour… hits up Newcastle on March 13th at Trillians, with special guests Idestroy.   We’re unsurprised to report tickets have been selling very well – so – come along and be a part of it.   Get Tickets.


  • idestroy - Femme-Punk Trio IDestroy join The Men... tour Femme-Punk Trio IDestroy join The Men… tour

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    We’re pleased to announce and amazing addition to the forthcoming tour with The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing.

    IDestroy have built up a local following in their own right – and now embarking on a major tour with The Men…

    Locally, that visits Trillians on March 13th

    Some nice things people have said about them include :

    “The band are fronted by singer/guitarist Bec Jevons, who manages to combine her hard mod-punk look style with a presence that seems to channel equal parts Shirley Manson and Joan Jett.” – Fred Perry Subculture

    “If you like your rock’n’roll short, sharp and spiky, then Bristol grrrl rockers IDestroy might just be your favourite new band. They snap, they crackle, they pop, and they wear studded leather jackets with a feisty punk sneer.” – Classic Rock Magazine

    “Bristol alt.rock crew have been eating riffs for breakfast here. Just listen – massive guitar everywhere!” – Kerrang! Magazine

    Tickets are available here (clicky)

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  • March 2018 headline tour - The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing are returning to Newcastle The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing are returning to Newcastle

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    We’re pleased to announce that The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing are returning to Newcastle.

    Hurray.

    The show takes place in Trillians on March 13th

    Tickets are just £10 and available over the bar in Trillians or online from seetickets (link)

    The Men… are currently in the studio recording album number 4, we’re very excited to hear what they come up with.

    Having played here many times in the past few years, the band bring an energetic punk show – with one foot firmly in Victorian Britain.  We know tickets will fly out for this one!

    Here’s some nice things other people have said about them…

    “Coruscatingly loud and extremely funny” – The Guardian
    “Probably the maddest, most original punk band around”- Louder Than War
    “Fiendishly entertaining… a taste worth acquiring” – Terrorizer
    “One of the best bands in Britain today”- Pure Rawk
    “Not to be missed at any cost” -Toxic Online


  • 3ce63d70 d08d 42cd 8e37 6595f46a0229 - Show announcement : Tragedy : The All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond Show announcement : Tragedy : The All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond

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    It’s time for a gig announcement and, yes, we’re pleased to announce : Tragedy : The All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond will be making their regular pilgrimage to Newcastle
    Hurray.

    This time, coming to a bar they were meant to play many years ago, but circumstances denied… boo… but, this time the venue, like the band, are back better than ever

    Yes folks

    May 22nd – live at Trillians Rock Bar

    There are two types of people this show is for
    Those who know and love Tragedy we’re sure will be pleased to see their heroes and idols in the flesh
    and
    Those who don’t – becasuse there are many people who are missing out on the sweet sweet loving Tragedy can offer.

    More…

    Born out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal, these fearsome brothers fearlessly obliterated the truce line that had been set in the great Disco/Metal Peace accord of 1977 when they seamlessly blended the two genres with their debut album, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong – a collection of Bee Gees songs redone in a heavy metal treatment reminiscent of Judas Priest, Motley Crue and Guns N Roses.

    Since then, they have crisscrossed the globe with their spectacular live shows and having stormed across the USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France and Switzerland. Subsequent full length albums, Humbled By Our Greatness, Death To False Disco Metal, The Solo Albums and The Joy of Sex have seen them spread their glittered wings to take on non Bee Gees classics from the disco era, soft rock anthems and party jams.In 2015, Tragedy broke the internet with a viral video featuring their take on You’re the One That I Want from the Grease soundtrack.  In 2017, Tragedy’s video for Stayin’ Alive broke the internet once again.

    If you’re allergic to smiling be afraid… be very afraid. Tragedy sweats glitter and cums confetti!

    Tickets on Sale Now!


  • Goth Weekend 1 - Goth Weekend : Theatre Review/Preview Goth Weekend : Theatre Review/Preview

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    Earlier this week I was invited to the Live Theatre to check out a new play, ‘Goth Weekend’.

    Reading over the synopisis I decided to attend, with more than a hint of scepticism.

    Although my interests are multi-faceted, I am extremely passionate about the Goth scene, it’s been something I embraced since a teenager and I did spend 13 years as part of Newcastle’s leading Goth Nights… so, in that time I’ve seen lots of TV, Film, Radio, etc. poke into the Goth scene and often not quite being very reflective.

    The set up for the play is fairly simple. Widower Father, Kenneth (Sean McKenzie) meets Belinda (Jessica Johnson) much to the disproval of their respective children Anna (Amy Trigg) and Simon/Bram (Gurjeet Singh)

    It’s a simple trope of opposites attract, middle-aged Kenneth being encouraged to move on by daughter Anna : albeit she’d prefer someone closer to her deceased mother than Gothic Musician Belinda, whilst her son would prefer his mother to re-kindle with his father, who is the singer in a band headlining Whitby Goth Weekend… whilst Belinda is playing cabaret covers (“they’re not covers they’re reinterpretations”) in pub back rooms to 5 people.

    So, the idea – it’s not new or groundbreaking…
    But…
    Actually…

    It’s a lot of fun.
    Writer Ali Taylor has done some serious homework here.

    There’s a few jokes that work on different levels. You don’t need to know or understand the Goth scene in order to enjoy the play, but there are subtle jokes and references you can appreciate more.

    We all know a Kenneth, someone who isn’t really into it but can put a feign twist (“I used to like The Mission back in the day” – which translates to “they had a track on that dad-rock CD I quite liked”) in order to try to impress a woman.

    We all know a Belinda, someone who lives, breathes and eats Goth but is sometimes hankering a little bit back towards the good-old-days with a glimmer of rose-tinted nostalgia

    We all know a Simon/Bram, kind of brought up into the subculture by a pushy parent but overall not fully invested.

    We possibly don’t know an Anna, but her commentary and voice of reason puts a special touch on things.

    The play also pokes fun in the right places. Anna quips, “I’m allowed to slag off Scarborough, I live here” and so the way the play pokes fun almost feels like it has a right to, because it’s there and understands.

    I’ve never reviewed a Theatre Play before. So, if you are a regular Theatre-goer I can’t tell you how it stands up.
    I can, however, say if you’re into the Goth subculture, it’s a fair angle and representation, fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously and yes, the performances are convincing.  I’m sure there’s a lot you can relate to and plenty will raise a knowing smile, as well as a giggle.

    The play runs at the Live Theatre until October 28th.

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    You can find out more and book tickets here
    Of course, if you are interested in Gothic Music… why not check out our Cold in Berlin show at Trillians on Sunday October 22nd?  Entry is free….
    More Info Here…
    All Photos by Tony Bartholomew


  • BANNER - Newcastle M2TM Returns for 2018! Newcastle M2TM Returns for 2018!

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    Here we go again… Bloodstock M2TM 2018.

    Yet again we are grateful to have Newcastle representation and a certainty that one local band will go to play Bloodstock in 2018.

    It may seem a cliche but, Judas Priest, Nightwish, Gojira, Your Band, etc. it could be true.

    In recent years we’ve managed to send The Souls of Jack Ketch, Decrepid Monolith, Trendkill and Dirty King – who will we send next year?!

    At this point things couldn’t be simpler. Read on to check you meet criteria and drop us a mail, kev@rftkpromotions.co.uk – we’ll get packs out later this week or early next which basically repeats the info here and any fine tuning.

    (1) First off, your band must be any form of alternative rock.
    By alternative rock, I mean, you know – I won’t disrespect any band here, but flowery Oasis-lite stuff, not very Bloodstock.
    However, you don’t necessarily need to be pure cvlt black metal or ambient thrash noise, everything from grunge, southern rock, all shades of metal, industrial, stoner, doom, y’know… just not indie pop.

    (2) Second, your band has to be local(ish) – we are defining local as Tyne and Wear (obviously), Northumberland, Durham, Teeside.
    Other than that, there are M2TM in Selby, Carlisle and Glasgow – so you should really play your local competition – we will consider entrants from N.Yorkshire and Scottish Borders providing you are in no other M2TM competition.

    (3) Third, your band has to be legal – as in every single member and any crew must be 18 (or over) at the time of your heat. It’s a condition of license and if any of your members have been special enough to be banned from Trillians than this obviously wouldn’t be overturned.

    (4) Your band must be DIY – this means no label or genuine DIY label. If your label boss runs it out of his spare room in his lunch break, you’re in. If you are unsure, for example distribution deals or licensing arrangements then drop us the info and we’ll check with the powers that be.

    (5) Your band must not have played the New Blood stage previously

    (6) Heats are generally a Thursday, Semis on Sunday, Final on Saturday. We can be flexible-ish regarding work arrangements. That doesn’t mean your band gets to automatically go on last (which isn’t the best slot in terms of progression….). So, yeah, you must be able to commit to the rounds.

    (7) All the heats are in Trillians and all free entry. This is to keep things simple and consistent for bands and fans and also to help maximise turn out – so you get more people to play to.

    (8) There is no entry fee, no ticket sell, no audience quota, no bullshit. I don’t give a shit if you bring 5 people or 50. You are expected, of course, to assist with pushing the show. But, this is for bands yet to find a following as well as those with one. Bringing people is an advantage because particularly in the heats – judging is a mixture of judge opinion and crowd reaction.

    (9) We’re open to the idea of non-competing guest bands. For example previous winners or out-of-town bands who will add something to the shows (and not just play to the crowds the locals have brought)

    (10) And that overall – there’ll be more than 20 bands and, sadly, only one is sure of going to Bloodstock. However good you are or aren’t, treating it as fun and networking and a gig that is likely to be well attended and you’re winning even if you don’t get through. (And always feel free to nudge Hilly to see if he’s anything else for you…)

    So, yes… drop us a line… kev@rftkpromotions.co.uk – heats begin in March.


  • TELT Poster Final - Electric Liberation Tour - Line-Up Change Electric Liberation Tour – Line-Up Change

    Some news! It’s been a pretty crazy few weeks in the run up to the Electronic Liberation Tour 2017, and we’ve been fraught with problems behind the scenes, so here’s an update.

    Unfortunately, Syd.31 won’t be able to join us on this tour for personal reasons. We’re gutted too, and hope they can play for you soon.

    The good news though, is that the rest of the team have rallied round, and we’ve roped in some friends as very special guests for the remaining dates on the tour. Twist Helix will be joining us in Newcastle. Check ’em out below

    ded.pixel , St Lucifer and Def Neon will all be performing as normal.

    The running order will be decided closer to the day.

    It’s been rough, but the last thing we want to do is let down the rest of the tour and the people coming along to support us so… bring it on and we’ll see you in November.

    Saturday 25th November 2017
    7:00pm doors
    Head of Steam (ThinkTank Underground), 2 Neville Street, Newcastle, NE1 5EN
    £8 adv. / £10 otd.  Ticket Link
    18+ only

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  • hellyeah - KMFDM - new video - show next week! KMFDM – new video – show next week!

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    We’re just a week away from history being made as KMFDM come to Newcastle for the first time ever.  Hitting up Think Tank on September 5th, this will certainly be a night to remember.

    They’ve just recently unleashed stunning new album ‘Hell Yeah’ and you can check out a lyric video to the title track here and the new video for ‘Murder My Heart’ below

    Don’t forget, very special guest Lord of the Lost are coming along for this tour – and you can check out the video for their new track ‘Waiting for you to die’ here

    We’re also chuffed to welcome Inertia back on this run, who will be in support of new single ‘Only Law’ – which you can check out here.

    This has been an extremely popular show and understandably a lot of tickets have sold, which should be lovely and cosy in a 250 capacity venue.

    If you wish to purchase them, you can grab them from seetickets.com they are £16 plus BF (so, £17.60) which makes them the cheapest on the the tour.  There may be some available on the door, but these will be priced at £20 – so save some money and guarantee your place.

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