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Music Editorial

headoflight18.jpg Local: Head Of Light Entertainment

Teesside’s unpigeonholeable Head Of Light Entertainment have reached double figures (in years, not band members) and are celebrating with a party of a gig at the Green Room in Stockton this April.

When Head Of Light Entertainment first came to our attention back in 2008 they were chiefly a vehicle for pop maverick Carl Green to explode in all manner of musical directions. Never a member of the ‘Will This Do?’ school, he’s a fella who liked to push, pull and, on occasion, pulverise his tunes until they were bent into the most interesting shape possible. Among the touchstones for him were US duo Sparks and through Head Of Light Entertainment he shared their love of a wonky tune and always ran a million miles from anything approaching mediocrity. The band then expanded over subsequent years, and albums, until they arrived at the perfectly formed four-piece that you see above. Their latest release was last year’s super Drool album (their first on vinyl), which toted killer guitar-pop melodies and their trademark chutzpah. The band have been championed by the likes of Bob Fischer (BBC Tees) and Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music) and you can grab a huge slice of their quirk for yourselves when they play Stockton this month.

Head Of Light Entertainment + Talk Like Tigers + Heather Story, Saturday 28 April, Green Room, Stockton, 7.30pm, £5. headoflightentertainment.com