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Music Editorial

demobhappy18.jpg Returning to Newcastle mob handed

Demob Happy are a Newcastle band who upped sticks for Brighton, but  - HOORAY! - are now BACK! (Specifically to play a gig at Northumbria University.) A word to the wise: they’ve got it going on.

And what Demob Happy have got going on, specifically, is an ability to write songs that swagger out of the blocks like they own the goddamn place. Their debut album, 2015’s very excellent Dream Soda, was the kind of guitar album you thought that people didn’t make any more: full of rolling riffs and sleazy cut-offs that didn’t shy away from the kind of rollicking tunes that were big and bold in the melodic department. They banged out their second album, Holy Doom in March on SO Recordings, and, pleased to report, they’ve taken things up a notch again with tunes that marry a swampy glam boogie with their innate ability to hit their deep groove songwriting straps again and again. I think a big Welcome Home is in order.

Demob Happy, Monday 9 April, Northumbria Institute 2, Northumbria University, 7.30pm, £10. seetickets.com