Tyneside trio head to Barrels for Berwick debut

A Newcastle-based band who claim to marry the punk spirit of the late 1970s with the soul and sound of 2014 are performing in Berwick for the first time next week.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 3rd May 2014, 5:00 pm

LoGOz are playing at The Barrels on Friday, May 9, fresh from playing Edinburgh’s well known music spot Whistle Binkies.

Formed in 2012, the trio have played all over the UK so far this year, including a sell out gig on home turf at the Cluny 2.

Guitarist and vocalist Peesh told ‘WOW’ that for LoGOz, 2014 was all about taking things up a notch.

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“We’ve had a good two years but to begin with it was all about finding our feet.

“Now we want to try and take things to the next level so we’ve dipped our toes in a few different cities likes Edinburgh, London and Sheffield and obviously we love playing in Newcastle as well.”

Although they take inspiration from the likes of The Wildhearts and Green Day, there’s something that sets apart LoGOz from their idols- they don’t have a bass guitar player.

“People often ask why we haven’t got one; it was kind of an accident that could have gone right or wrong,” Peesh explained.

“We didn’t intentionally set out not to have one.

“When we first started we rehearsed without a bassist and then as time progressed we decided we didn’t really need one.

“I’d like to think that we have the same power behind our sound as we would if we had one.”

The band released debut album ‘Hello Psycho’ last year and earlier this month released new single ‘Hello Lonely/Long Time Dead’.

“It’s got a pop/punk sound but with some dark undertones,” Peesh described.

“Everyone has felt lonely at some point in their lives, whether it’s after a relationship break up or the loss of a loved one.

“We don’t try to be contrived with our songwriting.

“We write about what we know and what we like. You won’t hear anything about politics or rocket science in our songs!

“We are inspired by current and past bands but we try not to be influenced by trends.

“Having been on the scene a few years now I’ve seen trends and bands come and go.

“We just do our own thing.”