THERAPY? | 29.03.18 | Newcastle O2 Academy

THERAPY? | 29.03.18 | Newcastle O2 Academy

Therapy? – 29th March 2018 – Newcastle O2 Academy – Review and photos

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

I’m not going to lie, I am rather biased about this band as we go way back! I have nothing but good memories and experiences with them. I’m amazed that I got any photos at all as I was just grinning like an idiot and singing my heart out in the photo pit for most of the 3 song allocation!!

The band were on top form even before they came on stage I could see Michael McKeegan in the wings having a bit of a dance to the Clutch song playing over the speakers!

This tour they are opening for none other than The Stranglers and they seem genuinely absolutely stoked to have been asked as Andy Cairns thanks them numerous times through the set.

AND what a set they deliver. Thirteen songs in 45 minutes. Digging into the back cataloge as far back as Innocent X and even Potato Junkie. Then right through to newer songs like Tides and Callow. All the big guns were on show Teethgrinder, Stories, Screamager, Nowhere, Die Laughing and their beloved Joy Division cover; Isolation. Which kept the crowds attention much more than your average opening act. My highlight though was Turn with Neil Coopers drumming absolutely smashing it! A dark menacing song on record and even more so live.

Throughout the set Andy speaks of the bands ties to Newcastle, especially to Blast Studios where they have recorded their last few albums so it was really nice to hear them dedicate a tune to the late Eric Cook who sadly passed away a year ago (Therapy? also came over and played a memorial show at The Cluny not long after his passing)

I turned to a friend whilst watching and stated “I still get so f**king excited about this band ” and in a nutshell that’s what all bands should really be aiming for, isn’t it? I can’t wait for the new album that they have just finished recording and hope another round of live shows is on the cards.

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THERAPY? – Feb 2016 – Northumbria Uni – REVIEW and PHOTOS

THERAPY? – Feb 2016 – Northumbria Uni – REVIEW and PHOTOS

Therapy? 27th February 2016, Northumbria Uni

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

It’s a bold move going out and playing an album that almost destroyed the band and it’s members in its making . However that’s exactly what Therapy? are doing on this tour with 1995’s Infernal Love and treating it like a celebration!

Therapy? Newcastle Feb 2016
Therapy? Newcastle Feb 2016

From the opener Epilepsy through to closer 30 Seconds they played their hearts out and rekindled my love of this album! The set didn’t stop there though they came back after a short break and pummelled the crowd with a hits and more 12 song “encore” including Nausea, Teethgrinder, Die Laughing, Screamager, etc and during Potato Junkie they even went off on one playing The Police and Nirvana tracks. Andy also paid tribute to the late Dickie Hammond of Leatherface. Having recorded their last few albums here in Newcastle and always having a strong fan base here Therapy? are pretty much home from home here in Toon as many late night revellers would agree when the band all went out to Trillians afterwards for a deserved booze up!

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THERAPY? – Newcastle Academy April 2015 – PHOTO FEATURE

THERAPY? – Newcastle Academy April 2015 – PHOTO FEATURE

Therapy? 24th April 2015 – Newcastle O2 Academy

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THERAPY? – Nov 2012 – Newcastle O2 Academy- PHOTO FEATURE

THERAPY? – Nov 2012 – Newcastle O2 Academy- PHOTO FEATURE

Therapy? 28th November 2012 – Newcastle O2 Academy

Therapy Newcastle 2012
Therapy Newcastle 2012

Thee darkest show I’ve ever shot! Hard work this one, but there’s a few OK pics 🙂

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