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Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie

Who: Death Cab for Cutie, Something For Kate
Where: Newcastle Panthers
When: Thursday July 10, 2003

ONLY the biggest of  BEATLES fans would know where  DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE  derived its name from.

``The name for the band comes from a scene in The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour film,'' bassist  CHRIS WALLA said.

``There is a band in the film called The Bonza Dog Band and it sings a song called Death Cab For Cutie.

'' Death Cab For Cutie formed in Seattle six years ago and has become one of the US's most popular Indie bands with 10 national tours of the US under its belt.

The four piece arrived in Australia last week for its first tour down under and will support  SOMETHING FOR KATE  on  THE DEJA VU TOUR.

 Incidentally, Death Cab For Cutie was u amiliar with the top selling Aussie trio.

``We hadn't heard of Something For Kate before this tour but we got a call saying that we should do the tour and we said ``Sure!'' ``It's only since then that we had heard of the band and I actually heard their record for the first time last week and I think it's great.

'' As well as touring Australia and the US, the group had also performed throughout the UK, appearing at the LEEDS  and  READING  festivals in 2002.

The band has released four albums and will release its fifth album ifTransatlanticism in October.

``The album has just been finished and I think we'll play a couple of the new tracks on this tour.

'' Death Cab For Cutie will support Something For Kate at  CLUBNOVA PANTHERS NEWCASTLE on Thursday night.

The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $25 from the club.

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