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Summer Lovin'

Maryland’s The Dangerous Summer are the kind of alt-rock band that other alt-rock bands really love. They also have an intensely loyal fan base who’ll no doubt be out in force when the band play Newcastle in early October.

The Dangerous Summer, while never having huge mainstream success, often find their lyrics tattooed across the skin of their fans – such is the devotion they inspire (other bands have even cribbed their names from Dangerous Summer song titles). They knock out alt-rock/emo anthems that are passionately delivered and have a confessional authenticity that they seem to drag up from their very boots. Their debut album ‘Reach for the Sun’ (2009) “shot them into the pop-punk pantheon” (Kerrang!) and was brimming with the kind of deeply resonant tracks that won the hearts of the underground. Since then they’ve released a clutch of well-received albums culminating in this year’s ‘Coming Home’, which they describe as: “A full rock band vibe centred around driving guitars and emotionally heart-wrenching lyrics.” They’re not wrong. GM

The Dangerous Summer, Saturday 1 October, Think Tank?, Newcastle, 7pm, £13.50. thinktankncl.co.uk

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