Time & Location
25 Feb 2023, 19:30
Summerhill Bowling Club, Winchester Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6EH, UK
About The Event
Summerhill Bowling Club and I Love My Brick present the return of Living Body - "Leeds' immigrant-led double-drumming harmony-laden anti-capitalist hook machine!"
In support, we've fragile, heart-rending storytelling from emerging singer-songwriter Maius Mollis, plus live debut of Blu_aro, an exciting new electronic project from local musician Mark Cooper (Ten Sticks, Winter Isle).
Tickets: £8 advance / £10 on the door
Living Body is the project from Leeds-based Chicagoan Jeff T. Smith (f.k.a. juffage) featuring long-time collaborators Katie Harkin (Sky Larkin, Sleater-Kinney, Courtney Barnett, Wild Beasts), Tom Evans (Vessels) Alice Rowan (Mayshe-Mayshe), Sarah Statham (Crake, Fig by Four) and Jack Burgess-Hunt.
Expanding on the need for music to bring joy into the lives of others, and Smith’s fascination with the contortion of the pop song into a uniquely imaginative and immediate form, Living Body aims to exist in a world of skin, confusion and information overload.
Their first visit to Newcastle in four years (we'd originally booked them for May 2020, but we all know what happened there...), February's show at Summerhill Bowling Club promises an expanded line-up featuring two drummers, plus several new songs!
Maius Mollis is a singer-songwriter based in the North East of England. She released her debut single The Tide Turned in May 2022 with support from Both Sides Records, garnering an impressive response from well respected platforms including BBCintroducing, Echoes and Dust, and Come Play With Me.
Since then she has performed prolifically, supporting artists such as Kathryn Joseph, Margo Cilker, and Junior Brother, all while working towards her next release in Spring 2023. We've loved familiarising ourselves with her delicate storytelling over the past year or so, and can't wait to hear some of the new material she's been cooking up...
A familiar face on the local circuit, most know Mark Cooper as one of the North East's finest, most inventive percussionists on the back of his work with outfits such as Ten Sticks and Winter Isle. Blu_aro, though, is a different endeavour altogether, and sees Mark compile loop-based experiments into a series of dream-like echos, juxtaposing sonic clarity with something altogether less tangible.
Having showcased these ethereal meanderings on a pair of engrossing 2022 releases - _690 and 1irst - Mark is now preparing to take Blu_aro to the live stage, and we're thrilled to be hosting this first performance. Be sure to come down early!