...First stop Newcastle. The Topman CTRL Student Tour is on its way to sunny Newcastle upon Tyne for what promises to be an awesome free gig for the city's students.
Matt Edmondson, a presenter well known for his slot on ‘Big Brother’s Big Mouth’ and of course his love of music has taken CTRL for the first leg of the Tour and has picked a killer line up.
These guys have established themselves as firm favourites with the great British public over almost the last ten years. Their catchy brand of post punk has produced hit after hit over the years with their new LP, ‘The Chaos’ being no exception, it’s is an absolute corker. The boys will doubtless play a mixture of the new album peppered with some old favourites, and they’ll almost be on home turf (they’re from Sunderland).
TM - When you were students what was you favourite TV show?
FH - We enjoyed watching Neighbours a lot. I'm amazed to see how Toady's gone from being a little dumpy toerag to a little dumpy lawyer!
TM - What was your best hangover cure?
FH - I've been tee-total for nearly ten years, so I only drank during my first year but Barry tells me that you can't beat a scotch egg as a hangover cure.
TM - What was your biggest fashion faux-pas?
FH - I was into my skater pants when I was at Uni, that American slacker thing. Never got caught wearing a baseball hat, though...
TM - And finally what was you fave Pot Noodle Flavour?
FH – Bombay Bad Boy. Stinks the house out, though!
We Have Band
Supporting the aussie soap watchers is We Have Band. The disco-punk three piece are currently making a big splash with their self-titled debut album, they also rocked the house at CTRL Live in Bournemouth earlier this year.
TM - When you were students, what were your favourite crisps?
WHB - Roast chicken flavoured, so wrong and so right.
TM - What was you favourite TV show?
WHB - Ready Steady Cook.
TM - Favourite sweets?
WHB - Fizzy cola bottles
TM - What album reminds you of your student days?
WHB - Exile on Main Street by the Stones
TM - And of course your Pot Noodle flavour of choice?
WHB - Chicken curry!
Looks like it's going to be a great night. If you didn't manage to get tickets, never fear. Look out for the CTRL Van we'll be rolling up to the hotspots around town to give away exclusive CTRL prizes plus the last tickets to the gig.
Check out www.topmanctrl.com for all the info on the Topman CTRL Student Tour.
Matt Edmondson presents
We Have Band
Let's Buy Happiness
@The Other Rooms, Newcastle 15th May. Doors at 7.30pm