Last week I was lucky enough to score a photog pass to the sold out Wild Beasts album launch show at XOYO for London in Stereo. The place was PACKED. And sweaty. Album number four and I’m still loving Wild Beasts. Probably one of very few bands who have released more than two albums that I’ve actually remained a big fan of. The new album is a corker (was to be expected though) and the gig at XOYO was brilliant. Hearing their stuff live and up close is such a pleasure, and they seem like genuinely thankful and lovely guys.
As it was so busy at XOYO it was difficult to get a decent range of shots throughout the gig – I was mostly stuck up on a ledge one side of the stage, so my zoom lens came in handy. I took the 35mm 1.2 for a spin as well, really loving that lens right now. New glass will be coming soon though I hope (after a bit more saving), watch this space!
Pics of the night below, and here on London in Stereo. Enjoy!
PS – have just been offered an in-house photographer position with MAMA venues (Camden Barfly, Borderline, The Forum, The Garage etc. – ALL THE AMAZING VENUES!) so expect a LOAD of blog posts in the coming months!