A PREVIEW OF…FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY is set to be a fantastic month for music.

‘Gig season’ starts properly and there are a few albums that I am really looking forward to hearing.

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PLAZA and NGOD play Middlesbrough’s Mixtape on 2/2/16

The first gig of 2016 for me is Plaza/NGOD at Middlesbrough’s Mixtape event on Tuesday (2nd Feb). Be sure to check both bands out – it is free entry on Tuesday so I can’t really turn that down.

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THE FRONT BOTTOMS play Newcastle’s Riverside on 6/2/16

The Front Bottoms are the next gig. After getting massively into them at the start of 2015 I have waited for what seems an eternity to see them live. They play Newcastle’s tiny Riverside on 6th February.

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ELIZA AND THE BEAR play Stockton’s Georgian Theatre on 12/2/16

Eliza And The Bear are set to play Stockton’s tiny Georgian Theatre on Friday 12th Feb. Bringing their Of Monsters Of Men kind of vibe to the region will be a treat for everyone lucky enough to get a ticket. The Georgian Theatre is one of my favourite venues so it will be lovely to finally return.

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Cage the Elephant play Newcastle Riverside 15/2/16

I return to Newcastle Riverside on 15th Feb to see Kentucky rockers Cage The Elephant. After interviewing front-man Matt Shultz I am looking forward to seeing the band live.

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FOALS will rip apart Leeds Arena on 20/2/16. Photo credit to Nabil Elderkin

Reading and Leeds’ co-headliners Foals will rip Leeds Arena apart on 20th Feb. Playing hits from their four studio albums will be a brilliant preview of why they are capable of headlining the festival.

After seeing them at the festival and at Newcastle O2 Academy last year, I am very excited to see the Oxford-math-rockers pack out an arena. As well as getting to see Foals; Everything Everything and a Peace DJ set open the show.

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HINDS play Leeds Brudenell Social Club on 22/2/16

Two days later I will be travelling back to Leeds. This time it is to the intimate Brudenell Social Club for Madrid girl-band Hinds on 22nd Feb. I saw Hinds at 2015’s Deer Shed Festival and they were amazing. They have just dropped debut album Leave Me Alone so tracks from that will be belted out.

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The 1975’s second album comes out 26/2/16

One of the most highly anticipated albums of 2016 is The 1975‘s second album. I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It will be released on slick coloured vinyl on 26th Feb.

Only two months in and I could already experience my favourite gig and album of 2016.

Surely the year will get bigger and better than this as well!

Leave a comment of your favourite gigs/albums coming this month below!

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