Josh Hollis

Tiny Lights (Nothing Like) Christmas Bash Comes To The Head Of Steam

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Tiny Lights ring in the festive season with Rivals, Piskie Sits and Retriever

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Next Tuesday, Newcastle will rock out to the sound of Tiny Lights annual Christmas bash, complete with special guests Rivals, Piskie Sits and Retriever.

The event, the third of its kind organised by everyone’s favourite Gateshead record label, will take place at the newly refurbished Head of Steam, and will also feature a DJ set from Hit the North (East).

Rock three-piece Rivals (including Ross “of Futurehead fame” Millard) describe their sound as “basic and primal”, and are also set to provide support for Sunderland’s Frankie and the Heartstrings at the Cluny on December 22nd.

Meanwhile Wakefield lads Piskie Sits are, according to Sandem Magazine anyway, “throwbacks to an age where the jeans were dirty and comfortable and the distortion pedal didn’t need an off switch”, and their stripped back rock is everything a Tiny Lights Christmas do should be.

Completing the undoubtedly noise-filled lineup for Tuesday’s event is Newcastle’s own garage band Retriever, who have been favourably compared to The Kills, albeit a darker and grimier incarnation.

Tiny Lights are encouraging attendees to “Come, drink beer, wear earplugs, ROCK.”, and with a line-up like that, who can argue with them.

Tiny Lights: Nothing Like Christmas takes place at the Head of Steam on Tuesday 17th December. 8pm. Tickets £4.