By One Giant Leap
Tuesday 19 Jan 2010 13:49:00
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The Shockwaves NME Awards Shows are coming to Stockton next month showcasing the brightest and biggest noises in the northern scene right on our doorsteps.



The Chapman Family

Little Comets

Frankie & The Heartstrings


Monday 15th February

Doors 8pm, £6.50, 14+


The Shockwaves NME Awards Shows are set to explode into all regions this February, bringing the best in new and cutting edge music to doorsteps across the UK.


Teaming up with Barfly, the shows will descend upon Stockton, York, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff and Birmingham from 15th – 21st February with an impressive line-up of the hottest bands around.


Boasting acts such as Little Comets, Frankie & The Heartstrings and The Chapman Family, this exclusive set of Barfly gigs will set the musical agenda for the next twelve months.


Kicking off in Stockton and then moving onto York and Leeds, four piece Geordie boys Little Comets bring their renowned indie rock to the impressive Georgian Theatre in Stockton on 15th February, York’s Fibbers on 16th February and Leeds Brudenell on 17th February. Riding high from the release of their first single Adultery, the band has gained support from renowned industry figureheads selling out tours across the country.

Following a recent stint supporting Florence + The Machine on tour, Sunderland’s Frankie & The Heartstrings have been making big waves with their edgy and stylish sound, guaranteeing performances in Stockton, York and Leeds that are not to be missed.


Postpunk The Chapman Family round off this awesome bill. Chosen by NME as one of the ten bands to watch, the Teesside band are sure to be a highlight in this showcase of the best in new music and will want to pile on the power on home ground.


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