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Christmas show at Sunderland Independent, December 22nd

According to the Mayan calendar the World will end on December 21st. So we have decided to play a special Christmas show on Saturday 22nd December to celebrate its sorry demise. We shall be playing the little room in Independent, Sunderland and tickets are only £6. Don’t miss out!

Gig will be followed by COOL FOR CATS (Field Music & Frankie & the Heartstrings DJ set + friends)

Saturday 22nd December 2012 – Hyde & Beast @ The Little Room INDEPENDENT – SUNDERLAND

Tickets are on sale now and are available from:

In store @ Hot Rats Sunderland

Chase Park Music Festival

Hyde & Beast will be headlining Chase Park Music Festival 2012 on Saturday 11th August at Chase Park, Whickham. It’s free entry and the line-up includes The Crookes and Let’s Buy Happiness.

It’s free entry and you can register for tickets here.

The organisers, along with our friends at Generator, will work with disabled people to plan, promote and participate in the festival and Hyde & Beast are proud to be part of its finest line-up yet.

Dot To Dot Festival

Hyde & Beast have been added to the line up of this year’s Dot To Dot Festival, which hits Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester from 2-4 June.

See you in Bristol on Saturday 2nd June, Nottingham on Sunday 3rd June and Manchester on Monday 4th June.

You can get tickets for all dates here and you can check out the full line up here

‘A North East Invasion’ at The Great Escape line up expanded

The already excellent line up for ‘A North East Invasion’ at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton just got even better!

Hyde & Beast will now be joined by The Lake Poets as well as Lulu James and Vinyl Jacket at The Haunt on Saturday 12th May from midday.

Check out Generator for more details. It’s free entry from 12 – 4pm and Hyde & Beast will be onstage at 3pm.


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What is Hyde and what is Beast? Hyde is Dave Hyde (Futureheads drummer) and Beast is Neil Bassett (ex-Golden Virgins drummer).

What do Hyde and Beast do? Hyde and Beast record an album. Hyde sing well. Album sound good. Beast happy.

How did Hyde and Beast? Neither of them are sure, but the two drummers recorded the album at Neil's Sunderland-based recording studio at the rate of one song per day, and they managed to produce, record and mix it all by themselves.

David Brewis of Field Music and solo artist Lucas Renney provided some beautiful bass and guitar parts to two of songs on the album and for this Hyde And Beast are forever in their debt.
When playing live, Hyde and Beast become a six-person entity with some very familiar faces from the north east music scene joining them for live excursions.

The album ‘Slow Down’ is a sprawling, gentle psychedelic mess and is due to be released on Tail Feather Records in 15th August 2011.

Live Dates

No shows booked at the moment.

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