The smallest yet most influential band to come out of Newcastle have announced a reunion show. Conation! The melodic hardcore grind outfit featuring members of Fear Like Us, Captain Cleanoff and A Death in the Family have come together after a 3 year hiatus to support the mighty Propaghandi on the Newcastle show. This rumor has been floating round for some time between many conversations and now it is confirmed. I personally am very excited, purely for the fact that I never had the chance to watch them last time round and decided against going to their final show which I much regret.
For those who don't know Conation they are the single largest influence for most Newcastle hardcore band in the last 10 years, they had a very different sound and shaped much of the Newcastle music. In a good way. They existed from 1997 till 2006 before calling it a day. With a sound unlike any band that I can think of, perhaps Napalm Death meets Bjork. Or something fucked like that.
Their is also mumbles about their EP with they have been recording on and off for the past 3 years to come out with a run of national shows, but nothing is in stone especially with the announcement of ADITF going to USA in March.