Fri, 02 Sept


Bobiks at The Punch Bowl Hotel


A Notion Live Event in association with Shin Gigs presents BLACKWATERS plus support at Bobiks, Newcastle

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Time & Location

02 Sept, 19:30

Bobiks at The Punch Bowl Hotel , 125 Jesmond Rd, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1JY, UK

About the Event

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📍 Bobiks, Newcastle


Following their meeting and forming at college in Guildford, via a revelatory FIDLAR gig that made

them all re-set their ambitions, Blackwaters decided that the medieval market town had probably

had quite enough of their notorious yard parties, house gigs, and general noise and felt it was about

time somewhere else had a dose of them.

One glance at the heart-palpitating rental prices and a keen desire not to play the sort of games

bands in London are so often forced into sent Max Tanner (vocals), David Carpenter (guitar), Ollie

Franklin (bass), and James Watkins (drums) off looking for options. As a result, Sheffield became


Blackwaters headstrong approach has seen them set up their own Jarred Up Records as a way of

getting their releases out to fans in the form of limited, handmade CDs and vinyl, and have gone on

to sign other local bands to their roster. Their Jarred Up Arts Lab is a constantly evolving project that

aims to unite musicians, artists, and creatives of all types to create a cohesive and productive fusion

of minds and ideas, similarly to the hubs that spurred on the work of many 1960s dreamers and

idealists. Their lifestyle is a ‘live together, drink together, work together, play together’ one, which

cements the idea that Blackwaters isn’t a hobby, a pastime, or something to do when they’re bored;

it’s the last gang in town, no plan B, backs to the wall, all-in. As it should always be.

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