First ever visit to Electrowerkz on Wednesday night, and I sure as hell wasn’t disappointed. Did you know they do £3 large cans of Red Stripe there? THREE QUID!! I had four! Secondly, the stage there is quite raised so shorty me could see everything, all the time. Amazing. Thirdly, the staff were all lovely. Location? Brilliant. Dingy and dark? You betcha. Why I’ve not visited Electrowerkz before I have no idea, but I’m hoping to go back there sometime soon. No camera policy from what I experienced either.
But the location aside, what a gig. Autobahn were a solid support for Eagulls, eerie dark rock with a charismatic frontman. We like that. Looking forward already to seeing them again, and hearing more of their stuff. I’d seen Primitive Parts before supporting Franz Ferdinand earlier in the year. They were a bit uninspiring this time to be honest, much less aggressive than Autobahn, but had a couple of decent tunes.
I did doubt whether there would be any kind of mosh for Eagulls after what I’d heard of their music, as we all know what London crowds are like. Yup, I was wrong. Beer flying, shouting, pushing, cameras almost getting smashed – brilliant! But pretty glad I was up on the ledge at the side of the venue rather than up the front trying to take photos, my camera would have taken a beating/beer coating. Cannot wait to see the pics from one of the photographers up the front who was right in the mosh through most of it, taking photos of the crowd as well. Brilliant work, I do salute you. Eagulls themselves were fantastic – so intense, loud and heavy. Bassist Tom Kelly is a bloody machine. Like Hooky but much harder. The whole band were insane for that matter. Catch them in a small venue while you can.
Didn’t take many pics but see below a few taken with the 7D/50mm 1.8. Enjoy!