Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Hug Back for Cluny Gig

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Hug Back for Cluny Gig

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AFTER almost two decades a Tyneside band are back with a comeback record.

Following two sell-out gigs last year, Hug will play a Christmas show at the Cluny on Saturday, December 15, to coincide with their first album of new recordings since 1994.

Hug were part of a new wave of bands who took Tyneside by storm in 1990. They had regular gigs at the Riverside music venue and the following year released their debut EP before recording two more EPs and an album between 1992 and 1994.

The NME ranked them among their top ten predictions for 1991; Melody Maker described their debut single as the most "state of the art sounding single in the pile" and Spiral Scratch made one of their EPs single of the month.

They split in 1994 but reformed last year after unearthing their last demos and a plan was hatched to return to the studio and record these songs properly with drummer, Dave Curle at the helm. Dave has spent the intervening years building a solid reputation as a sound engineer and producer, working with The Futureheads, Lauren Laverne, Moz Eisley and Maximo Park. …

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