PREVIEW: Casual Threats – Brewdog Newcastle – 6-10-15


Casual Threats are a three-piece post-punk outfit from Newcastle. They applied to play NE:MM’s RPM gig series and were only discounted due to the fact that they were planning their own local gig days apart from the Trillians semi-final on 1st October.

The band have organised and shall self-promote their gig on 6th October. It’s a free entry gig at Brewdog in Newcastle which, according to the band is their favourite local bar.

This will be Casual Threats first ever headline show, and a homecoming show of sorts after a summer away that included playing a show at Carpe Diem Leeds and being sound technicians for Teesside’s, Mouses at a German rock festival.

Casual Threats have also been recording an album, to be released in the Winter.

We spoke to the band about the upcoming gig. “We’re extremely excited for the show and it is set to be a big one, with our dearest friends Mouses from Teesside supporting, as well as the band Back To Verona who are new to the Newcastle scene, supporting us from Sheffield.”

In common with many of the bands involved in our own series of gigs, Casual Threats are enthused by the state of the local scene at the moment. “The local scene has seen somewhat of a rejuvenation in recent times with all the bands chipping together to put on shows almost weekly across the city, with more and more venues opening their doors to live music and the local community coming together to make sure they never miss a show. We couldn’t be happier to be part of this emerging scene that we are beginning to see again in Newcastle.”

Anyone and everyone is invited to come down to the show and enjoy some good, loud and local live music. “As well as some sensational beer”, add the band.

Photographer – Cicely Grace

Russell Poad

Russell Poad

I am 50 years old and live in Newcastle.

I started NE:MM as a magazine back in August 2013 and took it online in March 2014. I have always had a passion for music, and a desire to help popularise music of the type I loved. That led me to promote as 'The Outsider' and 'Common People' until recently and who knows, the promoter bug may bite again soon. As I age I find my own tastes developing and so my enthusiasm now extends to classical, jazz/funk and metal, whereas it used to sit squarely in the pop/indie/folk box. I hope it's infectious and through the efforts of the many volunteer contributors to NE:MM I hope it helps you find new music that you can feel passionate about too.
Russell Poad

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