FRESH THURSDAY // The Brackish + Lucy Adlington

Live Music
Thu 12th May 2022 7pm - 10pm £7 - £10

Venue Space, Cobalt Studios, 10-16 Boyd Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP

The Venue Space is fully wheelchair accessible.
If you have any specific requirements please contact us before your visit.

FRESH THURSDAY is a regular event showcasing exciting new music alongside lots of candles, board games and a homecooked slap up dinner. If you have a nut allergy or are coeliac please choose the ticketing option that states the correct dietary requirement. Booking well in advance for this event is really helpful for us to know how many people we’re catering for!


The Brackish are an audacious all-star assembly of guitarists Luke Cawthra (Phantom Limb – The Naim Label) and Neil Smith (This Is The Kit – Rough Trade), drummer Matt Jones (Zun Zun Egui – Bella Union) and Port Erin bassist, Jacob Tyghe. Their debut album, 2014’s Big Guys (Lava Thief), righteously filled a kaleidoscopic void in instrumental music and along with 2016’s follow up album, Liquid Of Choice (Bad Elephant Music), the band gained an infamous reputation for their awe-inspiring live shows across the European and UK art rock scene, including the La Ferme Électrique and ArcTanGent festivals. With a third album ‘Firm but Fair’ on Stolen Body Records and a fourth, ‘Atlas Day’ on Brighton’s HalfMeltedBrain records, THE BRACKISH are storming the stage again with a new brew of gracefully strange arrangements and improvised auditory theatre.

‘’It’s almost impossible to shove their music into a pigeonhole of any size or depth. It can jump from down-tempo bluesy ballads to attention deficit psychedelic jazz in an arrhythmic heartbeat. This is one quality that’s hard to nail musically and carry off with some shred of continuity still standing, but they manage it with flawless ease’’ – Album review by Drunken Werewolf


Lucy Adlington, experimental guitarist and songwriter works with drone laden polyrhythms, field recordings and a unique playing style to create otherworldly sound collages and soundscapes. Lucy is known for collaboration and improvisation, her recent release ‘Mercury’ (a collaboration with jazz double bass player John Pope) has been described as radiophonic doom jazz and showcases a mixture of unique playing styles…