Taking place across nine venues throughout the centre of north east market town, Stockton-on-tees and selling out in record time, Stockton Calling returns this weekend (31st March) for a bumper day of amazing music. Blowing all previous lineups out of the water, here are a few bands that you must not miss on the day.
We Are Scientists
In brief: The wittiest live band you will certainly regret missing if you don’t see them this year, next year and the year after, so if you’re off to Stockton Calling, don’t miss your chance. Also, they’re on tour right now plus they’ve got a brand new album out in April to satisfy all your We Are Scientists, unmissable-y catchy tune needs.
When and where? KU @ 22:00
In brief: Gritty, anthemic indie-rock with a charming edge. A band with such live energy that you’ll be wanting to see them over and over, which is all well and good because they’re also on tour in the UK throughout April as well as supporting Editors across Europe.
When and where? KU @ 20:30
In brief: Leeds based indie, glam rock with an eccentric twist. The first time I came across Fling at a festival, they’d packed out a 400 capacity venue and if anything the walls were dripping with sweat by the time it was over.
When and where? Music Lounge @ 20:30
In brief: Indie rock band hailing from Newcastle with a raw sound including charming vocals as well as lyrics, a nostalgic, lo-fi feel and incredibly catchy hooks. Effortlessly cool.
When and where? The Green Room @ 15:45
In brief: Newcastle based band who use their immediate surroundings as inspiration for their narrative, synth-driven DIY pop tracks. The band have just completed a tour up and down the UK in support of their latest single ‘Ouseburn’ including a sold out show in their hometown of Newcastle.
When and where? 20:15 @ Whole Latte Love