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uberloon.jpg Local: Überloon

This is Newcastle band Überloon pulling their “and relax” pose.

A band with a name like Überloon were never going to succeed with plodding meat and potatoes indie, were they? And – thankfully – they don’t even try, wiring themselves into something far more interesting. Case in point is their new single, Doctor Eye, which is as eccentric as a man trying to traverse a river in a top-hat. Using a grab-bag of instruments – South African bass, marimba Thai gongs, vibraphone banjo, accordion, etc - it sounds not unlike something from a 1930s tea-dance where the tea has been spiked with something stronger than Darjeeling. They have a real percussive charm, a charm that has seen them being asked to perform at the Secret Garden Festival and Glastonbury, as well as to create music for film and theatre. They’re launching the single with a special gig at the Caedmon Hall in Gateshead on Friday 4 July with support coming from Lady Caroline Mary, Art Hole and the Jazz Facilitators, a line-up that looks bereft of indie-by-numbers but big on derring-do. (7.30pm, £7, tickets from wegottickets.com).

Seek: uberloon.com