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Mechanical Mouse Organ set for gig to introduce album.

Byline: Sarah Jeffery ALBUM LAUNCH

Mechanical Mouse Organ release their highly anticipated debut album, Get Over It, next week.

The four-piece will be celebrating their album's release on Friday, July 3 with a special launch gig at Newcastle's Cluny 2, featuring special guests The Smokin' Coconuts and the Exes.

The band, who comprise Darryl Todd (vocals, guitar), Dave Curle (drums), Liam Gilfellon (bass) and George Kitching (guitar) includes three ex-members of Kitchenware signing HUG.

HUG were part of a wave of bands who took Tyneside by storm in the early 90s. They were ranked by the NME as a top tip for 1991, and released three EPs and an album on Kitchenware records.

They disbanded in 1994, but reformed briefly in 2011 to play three sell-out gigs and record a new EP, finally capturing some of their best songs the way the band had wanted them to sound. Although the reunion was temporary, the old chemistry was still intact and drummer Dave Curle, bassist Liam Gilfellon and guitarist George Kitching started writing new material together and paved the way for the new band and a more direct harderedged sound.

Thundering drums, biting guitar hooks and the ghost of John Entwistle hovering over the bass fretboard lay the groundwork for Darryl's warm, emotion-drenched vocal melodies. Lyrically, It's Just Love (Get Over It) and Torn Up Love Song mine the same line in selfdeprecating, bittersweet lovesongs-in-reverse as Billy Bragg, David Gedge and Pete Shelley, while Workaholic is closer in style to John Cooper Clarke. The album was recorded in March with drummer, Dave producing.

Advance ticket buyers for the July 3 gig receive 20% off the record price. Tickets cost PS4 in advance from wegottickets.com/event/317408.

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jun 26, 2015
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