Posts Tagged ‘gigging’

Let’s Consult My Beard

August 21, 2009

Bonjour!

After a couple of weeks of frequent gigging, it’s time for another update. Last night we played in alfie’s old stomping ground, twickenham (The Red Lion a.k.a Filthy Mcnasties) and although the journey home was long.com it was worth it. Our show went without a hitch save for a dodgy 9volt battery (the tongue tinglers as i like to call them) and the impenetrable spiderwebfortress of guitar leads that restricted movement somewhat. There were some excellent characters there too, including a man called ken (We’d been told about him earlier; he’s somewhat a local celebrity) with a fantastic beard who danced gazelle-graceful throughout our set.

Rum Shebeen played just before us and were on top form, with Dave Ashby neglecting his guitar in favour of a rainstick and some splendid dance moves (i think i might even have seen a moonwalk).

Earlier in the week we played The Macbeth with Babe Shadow, a band we also played with in Stoke Newington last week, and just get better and better everytime we see them. Some really haunting melodies,  and stunning outside-the-box guitar work.

On the business side of things, 360 have just finished drawing up the final draft of the contract, and all our pens are poised ready to sign it as soon as we can.

And with the ink still glistening on the page, we’ll head into the studio to finish off recording the second E.P at Alchemea Studios, after the drums and bass were recorded last week (and are sounding sweeet!).

See you soon,

Gaolers daughter 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