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After the sell-out success of Hot Club de Paris, Fields have been confirmed as the next band to play The JD Set at The Cluny, Byker on Tuesday, April 10.

After the sell-out success of Hot Club de Paris, Fields have been confirmed as the next band to play The JD Set at The Cluny, Byker on Tuesday, April 10.

The Anglo-Icelandic five piece first took to the stage with their electric-indie sound in early 2006 and their unique appeal soon led them to support the likes of Snow Patrol at Wembley, Metric at Dingwalls and Bloc Party at the Astoria.

Fields will play the JD Set in Newcastle as part of their headline tour of the UK to celebrate the launch of their debut album, Everything Last Winter, which was recorded with producer Michael Beinhorn.

Rob da Bank, acclaimed Radio 1 DJ and curator for the JD Set gigs, said: "Fields win my favourite indie band of 2007, hands down - beautiful folk, rock and electronic twinklings all swirling round your head."

For more information visit http://www.myspace.com/fieldsband  or http://www.fieldsband.com/

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Shemale will be launching his second vinyl release Beyond the North Wind with a special preview at Road to Rimini at the Star and Shadow Cinema, Byker, tomorrow night.

The Newcastle-based electronic musician returns with a mini-album, following on from the sinister sounds of the Hyperborean Love Slave EP, released in 2006.

Described as Throbbing Gristle meets Burzum meets John Carpenter, Beyond the North Wind's slow, minimal beats are smothered in haunting pianos, sinister synths, strange science fiction sounds - and even stranger vocals.

Among the dark, disturbing soundscapes is a menacing tribute to the 1980s horror film Aerobicide. Other tracks include Empire State Woman, Destroy all Humans, and Black Glass Metropolis.

The limited edition seven-track mini-album, released on the Dutch record label Bunker, is available to order from www.clone.nl  and www.covert.uk.com . But if you can't wait for the postman to arrive head down to the Star and Shadow Cinema this Saturday and get your hands on a copy.

Listen to Destroy all Humans and other Shemale releases at www.myspace.com/slaveofhyperborea .

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Road to Rimini at the Star and Shadow Cinema, Stepney Bank, Newcastle, tomorrow, 8pm to 4am. £5/£6 (non members). www.myspace.com/roadtorimini

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