Novelty Island with support from Stetson’s Electric, Red Clogs & Andy Stonier

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    19 May

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    Grand Vault

    The Old Courts
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    Doors open

Novelty Island follow up their stunning debut ‘How Are You Coping With This Century?’ with ‘Wallsend Weekend Television’ via Nine x Nine Records and Think Like A Key Music. Novelty Island is the bizarre-pop project of Liverpool-based songwriter / producer, Tom McConnell.

‘Wallsend Weekend Television’ is an album that has been a long time coming. His body of work started taking shape through various incarnations and projects over the years. In 2018 he made the ultimate pilgrimage from his native north to Abbey Road Institute with all of these songs in hand. This is where Novelty Island was born, inspired by classic pop, woozy electronica and northern wordplay. McConnell would record in session at Damon Albarn’s Studio 13 and in Abbey Road Studios 2 and 3, giving him the freedom to explore and create the album. Whittled down from 80 songs and an almost infinite combination of track listings, it has driven him mad at many points.

Praise for ‘How Are You Coping With This Century?’
“Such a joy” 8.5/10 (live4ever)
“You’d have to be a real sourpuss to not enjoy this”★★★★★ (Shindig!)
“Already my album of 2022”★★★★★ (RNR)

Novelty Island combines a total plethora of insane sounds reminiscent of the most revered artists of the last 60 years with a performative uniqueness that stands out a mile. Simple as that. Support on a jam packed bill is courtesy of Stetsons Electric who bring energetic, charismatic guitar melody, Red Clogs who are a tight-as-cramp, off-piste 3 piece and singer songwriter Andy Stonier road testing his incredible new material.

Doors: 19:00
Start: 19:40
Finish (estimate): 23:00

Standing Only – There is no provision for seating in this venue for this event. If you are unable to comfortablystand for the duration of the show we may be able to assist with access seats. We cannot guarantee thataccess seats in this venue will provide a clear and un-compromised view of the stage.

  • Grand Vault is accessible via 11 steps from street level.
  • This is a standing only venue. If you are unable to comfortably stand for the duration of  the show we may be able to assist with access seats, if booked in advance. We cannot guarantee that access seats in this venue will provide a clear and uncompromised view of the stage. To book, please e-mail
  • Bar area accessible for wheelchairs.
  • An accessible toilets can be found in our Bailiff Bar.
  • There is no lift in our building.
  • Blue badge holders are entitled to park on the single yellow line on Crawford Street during its times of operation for up to 3 hours without charge.
Grand Vault
  • Performance Time: 7:40pm

  • Age Suitability & Warning: 18+

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