Blue Rose Code – Newcastle Cluny – May 2014

Blue Rose Code – Newcastle Cluny – May 2014

Blue Rose Code
Newcastle Cluny May 2014

Blue Rose Code - Newcastle 2014
Blue Rose Code – Newcastle 2014

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WE ARE KNUCKLE DRAGGER – Newcastle Oct 2013

WE ARE KNUCKLE DRAGGER – Newcastle Oct 2013

We Are Knuckle Dragger
Newcastle Oct 2013 – Album launch “Drone”

Hands down one of my favourite shows of 2013. WAKD played their new album ‘Drone’ in full.

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Here’s what I had to say at the time…

‘I’ve been looking forward to this one for a wee while having been blown away by We Are Knuckle Dragger over the summer. Tonight they celebrate the release of their second album ‘Drone’. Launching the record in style in the intimate Cluny 2, tonight they will play ‘Drone’ in full. Which kicks off with the beastly ‘This Better Be Life Threatening Norman’ and refuses to let up for the duration.

wakd - Oct 2013

High energy set as always, pounding bass and drums brought smiles to faces in the crowd, particularly mine! They have a reputation for blistering and tight live sets and tonight they proved that accolade is more than appropriate.

Phenomenal band! Oh and the new album is an absolute corker. Every track is a riot. Their 1st lp (recorded by the legend that is Steve Albini) was always going to be a tough act to follow. Somehow they’ve kept the same formula and topped it. Full pounding bass and quirky time signatures thoroughly enjoyable. Like a blast back in time to early 90s alternative scene. Just fantastic!

Lots of familiar faces in the crowd from the local music scene. WAKD brought along an impressive selection of support bands, including the highly impressive Enter The Lexicon.

Their next Newcastle gig will be GNAW in November. Alongside some other stunning bands including Waheela and Tide of Iron. I will be there for sure.

Drone is out now available from all the usual places inc iTunes. Treat yourself :)’

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Kogumaza – Newcastle Cluny Dec 2014 – PHOTOS

Kogumaza – Newcastle Cluny Dec 2014 – PHOTOS

Kogumaza
Newcastle Cluny 6th Dec 2014

Kogumaza Newcastle Dec 14
Kogumaza Newcastle Dec 14

An interesting 3 piece instrumental act opening up for Hookworms.

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We Are Knuckle Dragger – Cluny August 2014 – PHOTOS

We Are Knuckle Dragger – Cluny August 2014 – PHOTOS

We Are Knuckle Dragger 
16th August 2014, Newcastle Cluny 2

I caught up with one of my favourite Newcastle bands WAKD for an exclusive show. They’ve been quiet for a while, and tonight we see some major changes. The new lineup bombshell was dropped a couple of days before the show. Tonight they play as a stripped down to a two-piece. Two-piece bands seem all the rage these days, and WAKD did not disappoint. It was different, but it still contains the thrilling Knuckle Dragger punch, fans quickly coming to terms with the changes. They were really tight.

I headed down to cover the show for Shutter Online and of course rock out! More pics from the show can be found on Shutter click here to view. Find some new pics below. Knuckle Dragger have always been a band that inspires me when I photo, I try to capture the energy of their performance and it’s led to some of my best work. Hopefully I’ve added to that tonight.

What will the future bring? All I know is that I don’t want them to stop. They’re playing ArcTangent Festival this weekend. Highly recommend them.

Long live Knuckle Dragger!

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