Wombatwombat's Christmas party

COLIN WILSON Wombatwombat celebrates its seventh Birthday and Christmas Party in style with a sparkling line-up at Norwich Arts Centre tonight (8pm). Headlining are local indie darlings Bearsuit who call in at NAC for their last gig of a quick jaunt around the UK in support of their new single, Foxy Boxer.

COLIN WILSON

Wombatwombat celebrates its seventh Birthday and Christmas Party in style with a sparkling line-up at Norwich Arts Centre tonight (8pm). Headlining are local indie darlings Bearsuit who call in at NAC for their last gig of a quick jaunt around the UK in support of their new single, Foxy Boxer. Bearsuit won't be touring the UK until 2009 so this you're last chance for an age to see them play songs from their new album OH:IO which came out in September.

The main auditorium line-up also features the first Norwich gig of Wales/London-based boy/girl/boy trio the Joy Formidable, who were known as Sidecar Kisses until a couple of months ago. Catch them early: wombatwombat reckons their fresh, feisty and fuzzed-up edgy guitars with exquisite vocals is the most exciting out-of-town band to play Norwich since Blood Red Shoes' debut in November 2006.

The line-up is completed by Norwich's hottest teen-band the Kabeedies, recently crowned winners of Next Big Thing IV. Expect an engaging whirlwind of catchy tunes with girl/boy vocals to the fore and a whirlwond performance.

Wombatwombat has also secured compering services of Yanny Mac, chav poet, who has been heard wowing audiences at Latitude.

Howlback Hum's performers in the café/bar include eLsuB, Transept, Hoofus, Sunday Music, Son of Blessed, Jason Dixon and Rory McVicar. In the time-honoured tradition, the first 100 party guests will be welcomed with free festive nibbles, party poppers and a chance to win signed merchandise, gig tickets and a copy of wombatwombat's compilation CD.

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t 01603 660352 (£6adv/£7 door) from Norwich Arts Centre box office

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