A bit of a different show for us this time as we took to the stage of one of Newcastle’s finest live music venues, Think Tank?, in support of Factory Records legendary band Section 25.

If you know your Factory history you’ll know that Section 25 have been on the go for 40 years. Founded in Blackpool in 1978 by brothers Larry and Vin Cassidy, they were initially mentored by Joy Division and went on through the 1980s to become one of the most important bands out of the north west, their third album in 1984 produced by New Order’s Bernard Sumner. The band took a lengthy break, returning in 2007 with their 5th album. More releases followed with changes to the band’s line up bringing them to their current shape as a 5-piece and with a sound that is clearly rooted in Manchester: heavily-percussive, at times tribal drumming, with plenty of electronics to add to the guitars and vocals. You can read more about them on their website at http://www.section25.com/

We were honoured to be asked to open for Section 25, and took the opportunity to showcase the Tunnel Club sound to a pretty-much all-new audience (plus a couple of our TC regulars, of course – thanks for the support guys!!)

We managed to get a full recording of our set – have a listen here:

We were also sent a couple of videos of our set (thanks to Section 25’s Beth Cassidy!):

Huge thanks to the guys at SSD Concents and to Section 25 for having us!