Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Locals; the North East Local Music Scene the Killing Suite

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Locals; the North East Local Music Scene the Killing Suite

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NEXT month sees another sexy electro-fest night, brought to you courtesy of North East promoters The Killing Suite.

The gig will feature ex-Beta Band frontman Steve Mason's new electro venture Black Affair, coming to Newcastle for the first time to promote his new album Pleasure Pressure Point.

The man behind 90s outfits King Biscuit Time and The Beta Band Electro Duo, reportedly locked himself away in a studio for some time, rediscovering his teenage love for house music and writing songs about obsession.

The resulting album of work is an ambitious, powerful, sonic representation of hardcore electronic soul.

About the single Tak! Attack, Steve said: "It's about telling people what you really think of them. I just wanted it to have a Detroit flavour, with some 80s pop in there too."

Then there's new song It Goes Like This, Mason's take on a R&B slow jam, all underpinned with shadowy, skin-tight melodies and a super-hooky bass line.

In his time out Steve also took influence from new music, such as nu-wave surf fusionist J*Davey, while rediscovering his love of pop. …

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