Posts Tagged ‘fiction’

The Red Rag and The Enterprise

September 30, 2009

Bonjour!

Well Brighton was much fun, thanks to everyone who came along, it was a top night. Twas very busy, very sweaty and very messy in the end.

I broke a string on the first song (what are the odds!?) but luckily Alfie’s old Larrikin Love band-mate Micko was on hand to change it for me, meaning there wasn’t too much shuffling of the set list. Speaking of the set-list, we played quite a few of the old songs from our first and second recording sessions at Platts Eyot. They went down well, as did the couple of new songs we played. Can’t wait to get the brand new songs out there live as well! Was great to see a few familiar faces from London too, with Nick from the most excellent band Fiction, amongst others, turning up.

Ben shot from the stage to the station like a thoroughbred to get the last train home like the true pro he is. I ended up on the beach, standing on a large box with stones in my trousers. Feeling like pebbledash, a few friends and I went to a party in Kemp Town; I took my wonderful bike (hercules-he’s a fold-up one) and my friend took a scooter. I love riding around Brighton late at night; I’m all swervy and speedy with two fingers up to lane discipline. Highway code? Never heard of it officer. We were there in no time. Warp Speed. Not sure where Alex and Alfie went but i heard Alfie woke up with Lambrini all over his face, so it must have been a good night. Lambrini boys just want to have fun…

It was the Labour party conference this weekend as well in sunny Brighton. It was a mild annoyance, yet somewhat heartening to see a gaggle of protesters shouting about something, with customary placards and thermos flasks in hand, outside the two 5 star hotels that had been commandeered by suits. Although I doubt they could hear them over the bubbling of their jazuzzis inside. I am evidently in the wrong line of work.

A good weekend in all, and one I hope we can repeat soon!

take care

Gaolers x

Back In The Game

August 4, 2009

Bonjour!

After a month off from gigging, we’re finally back in the game, playing a really enjoyable set at the New Cross Inn. Twas a good night, filled with familiar faces and our favourite bands; cherry-picked to play by us!

Chinese Fireworks company played an energy filled set first, shot with machine-gun drumming and biting, witty lyrics from their charismatic frontman. Top guys reppin’ north kent!

Fiction were up next and really got the crowd excited with their call and response type songs, throwing in some slick melodies that creep up on you all unexpected like.

After a set from us…which i can assure you was a blinder, it was Is Tropical‘s turn. They rounded off the night in a typically party-like fashion, and played Seasick Mutiny which was featured on NME.com this week (and is a tune). These boys are one of my favourite live bands around, and may even be better than the band they spawned from: Ratty Rat Rat.

DJ Sunny Wray got people grooving after the bands, playing some downright disgustingly dirty dubstep, with some dnb in there for good measure. This made sure everyone went home with smiles on their faces, making for a top night all in all!

Roll on the next one!

gaolers x