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Eagulls, Electrowerkz 5th March 2014

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!

 

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We Are Scientists, Barfly, 5 February 2014

And we’re back!

Long time no blog, mostly because of the lack of gigs to go to over the last month or two.  This year’s first gig came courtesy of free tickets to see the wonderful We Are Scientists at Camden Barfly earlier in the week.  So hilarious, so attractive, so fantastic.  Not sure of whether I’d be too close to the front of the stage I decided to take my 50mm 1.8 instead of anything more wide, partly because of the distance but also because the lens is much lighter than any of my other ones.  With the ongoing tube strikes I didn’t want to be caught on a tube carrying anything too heavy, so that was my excuse!  Mates Jill and John came along with us and we politely (always) walked through the crowd to a spot at the side close to the front.  I’m short, so excuse the crowd head shots – it had to be done.

More gigs to come in the following weeks so keep your eyes on the blog as things are expecting to ramp up again.  Have also been busy photographing the lovely people at both Midnight A Go Go and Ice Cold which are both always a fun night.  If you’re in the area come down to The Waiting Room and have a boogie!  Some of my shots are on the facebook pages, check ’em out.

Enjoy We Are Scientists!

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