Sunday, 16 March 2008

Late of the Pier's Homecoming gig!

more band photography, tell me what you think!

This is all at the Polish Eagle Club in Nottingham, a relatively unassuming venue but it gave a nicer feel to what was probably the best gig of the past few months, with three absolutely amazing bands to match.

The main support were Kap Bambino and their lead singer, Khima France was an absolute joy to shoot. She had much energy and emotion, and kept coming into the crowd to get the semi-polish crowd to move a bit more.


Kap Bambino
Kap Bambino
Kap Bambino
Kap Bambino

Faley DJd for most of the night, i had a slot just after la la lepus while he went to get drinks, but i ran out of songs. Later on while Faley was preoccupied one half of La La Lepus took up the decks and didnt dissapoint.

Faley and La La

Late of the Pier were truly on form. If you know how much lead singer Sam strains his vocals in songs such as Focker and Bathroom Gurgle you can appreciate how spot on this performance was. Its also possibly the first time theyve had an entire run through of all the entire album's worth of songs!

I'm pretty pleased with the results i got from the entire night. The Lighting could have been better but bands like these are so easy to shoot, its all about energy, emotion and movement.

Late of the Pier
Late of the Pier
Late of the Pier
Late of the Pier
Late of the Pier
Late of the Pier

The other photographers who were around were Tim Eastgate (yes, a relative) and Danny North, shooting for the NME. You can probably spot them in a few of my photos, and they are tagged if you have a look in flickr.

Late of the Pier's set up

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Don't be a SMUCK...try your LUCK

Not got long as currently kicking it in NYC (yes I am showing off :) 

A chick I met last night told me to check out this band from Japan - and they're pretty cool.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Putting the E into MadgE

So...Madge has done Ecstacy.

Does this really surprise you?

Here's the story.

The 49-year-old admitted to taking the drugs during her acceptance speech into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, New York.Madonna said: "The night I met Michael Rosenblatt, who signed me to Sire Records, I jammed my demo tape into his hand, we both did a tab of ecstasy and then we danced the night away."

As she continued to talk about her early career she added that during her first meeting with publicist Liz Rosenberg the pair also took drugs together admitting: "We smoked a joint together."

Zarcorp does not condone drug use. It's WRONG kids.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Jumpers for goal posts.....

Them crazy cats Late of the Pier are organising a footballing jamboree in Nottingham to celebrate their homecoming.

Liars Club are hosting their Nottingham gig which'll take place in a Polish dancehall.

Support will come from Kap Bambino and La La Lepus.

The afterparty will see Captain Zarcorp (aka Faley) spinning tunes alongside Liars Club DJ's.

Read the NME.COM article.

Monday, 10 March 2008

New Justeeeeece


She was on Annie Mac's 'Ones to Watch 2008' list and my isn't she doing it, doing it, doing it now.

I reckon the debut album is going to be seriously BIG.

A Herculean feat...

From one of the coolest record labels on the block - DFA, come Hercules & Love Affair...currently uber-cool NYC muso fodder and general god like geniuses in waiting.

The name is a cover for mastermind and knob-twiddler Andrew Butler who's coaxed in a variety of collaborators including Antony (of Antony and The Johnsons fame).

The music is glitterball 70's disco that makes for hugely satisfying and nourishing ear sex.

The album 'Hercules & Love Affair' drops today (March 10th) - Check out the Myspace for more info.

Also check out the AWESOME video directed by the equally AWESOME Saam Farahmand. It guest stars Jamie Winstone, daughter of Ray.

Sam Sparro

I've been hooked on this guy for a good while now after getting sent the promo by a friend of mine.

Sam Sparro hails from Los Angeles via Sydney and proves that a white boy can have an awesome soul voice.

Signed to Modus Vivendi and now Universal in the UK - his other track 'Sally' is another killer tune.

He's coming over to the UK for gigs soon - and will be playing at the Camden Crawl. Check out his Myspace.

Check out his video for 'Black & Gold' :

Sunday, 9 March 2008

I'd like to Converse....

photo : me

I headed out to London's Hoxton Bar & Grill the other night for free alcoholic lubrication and the chance to see FOALS in intimate surroundings.
The party was to celebrate 100 years of Converse. 
Dirty Pretty Things were also on the bill but the real buzz was for FOALS.
Put simply. They were sublime.
Interesting, fast paced, excited, dance-able , well constructed ear damage.
Their debut album's due to drop fairly soon but check out their Myspace or Hype to listen to their tracks. The problem is, I don't think they do them justice.
Live they are simply energy and excellence personified. 
I'm dying to see them on a stage soon but their tour takes them to Europe and the US up until June and I'm missing their London gig in the coming weeks.