Hardcore band The Fiend are back

AFTER 23 years away, this North East hardcore punk group are back with a new album, ahead of some live dates.

UK hardcore is a very different beast to its US cousin, and, it must be said, much more of an acquired taste.

It's just as fast, just as relentless, and, if you remember groups like GBH and Discharge with any affection, you'll like this.

Songs like Hostage, Who Gave You The Power? and Lie And Deceive make them sound like they've never been away.

They're at The Office in South Shields on Saturday. 6/10. GW