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Live & Local (Metal Special) feat. Motions (EP Launch) | Graviter | Scrummy Towel

Thu 25 Jul @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Live and Local is a monthly gig night celebrating local artists in musicians. This month’s gig is the EP launch of Motions ‘the paralysis’ album, with support from Graviter & Scrummy Towel. 

Motions are a 4 piece post-metal outfit from Teesside. Blending the heavy with the ambient and the aggressive with the melodic, Motions’ sound is geared to trigger and elicit pure emotion. The guitar tone is at once warm and crushing, whilst heavy bass lines and pounding drums come together to create an original, fresh yet familiar sound that blends the familiar with the progressive new. 
 With a focus on songs about humanity’s darkest flaws, the lyrics are both deeply personal and authentically observational. The tracks cover topics ranging from grief to fears of parenthood. Whilst other songs are a meditation on the neglect, abuse and addiction their lead vocalist witnessed working as a Safeguarding Lead in an underprivileged town. 
 Whilst undeniably heavy, cathartic and raw, motions have embraced crossing over into different genres. Their metallic melodies and riffs are sure to appeal to a range of tastes. 
 For fans of Deftones, Converge, Devil Sold his Soul.

Graviter: Graviter is a four-piece based in the North East of England (Durham/Teesside), taking influence from the sounds of modern Hardcore and Deathcore. The concept of the group was originally born of riffs and songs written by guitarist Andrew Wiseman in 2018, with Graviter fully forming during the 2020 pandemic.

Emerging from the imposed lockdown, the band could finally show in person what had been brewing, rapidly gaining the attention of the local scene. Throughout the band’s existence, change was inevitable with only the founding member, Andrew, remaining as the constant throughout.

With the introduction of new members, Phil Capewell (Bass), Glenn Williams (Drums) and James Gibson (Vocals), the group now collectively feel that they have found their sound, the sound that resonates with the latin roots of the band’s name; Graviter. Simply put – Heavy and Violent.

Scrummy Towel: Scrummy Towel is an up and coming 5 piece alt metal band from the North East. With plenty of stage presence and chunky riffs, Scrummy Towel is sure to blow you away.

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Live and Local (July)
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Thu 25 Jul
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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