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Le Public Space, Newport

Fri 15 Dec

The Spook School are at the forefront of the UK’s present-day queer punk scene. By breaking the boundaries of the gender binary, they are providing a call to arms to those who feel confined by societal constructs to do the same.

It could be said that some pseudo-DIY bands, supposed saviours of the misfits and the misinterpreted, are too commonplace, too close to indie’s voidlike wasteland. This Glasgow quartet, however, have something significant to say beyond the archetypal lovelorn angst that typifies the lyrics of this era’s British guitar giants (*cough* Catfish And The Bottlemen). The Spook School truly feel like the right band at the right time, using their music as their megaphone – and as a profound protest against the patriarchy, bigots and whatnot.

Their third album, Could It Be Different?, is set for release in January on the Alcopop! label. To celebrate this, Alcopop! is hosting an evening at Le Public Space in Newport, with The Darling Buds, Nervus and Clarity also featuring on the bill.

This gig, perhaps, is a rousing call to the masses to celebrate their identities and sexualities. An invitation to put two fingers in the faces of those disagree with them; an invitation that we should all gladly accept.

Tickets: £tbc. Info: (SW)

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