Posts Tagged ‘Sharabang’

Sharabang Tour: Liverpool

June 7, 2010

hola,

The ‘up north’ part of the Sharabang tour started in Liverpool, a city i’ve been to a few times. Twas a lovely day, and despite the early start, everyone seemed to be in good spirits on the bus. I don’t even want to think about how long it actually took to get there, needless to say, many service stations were visited. Many over-priced BLT sandwiches were bought.

The gig was good fun, although not as busy as we’d hoped. One of my best friends from school came down, as he lives in the city, so it was good to see a familiar face. After the gig we just drank quite a bit, as beer was so cheap. Ben went off to the club next door and drank a whole pitcher to himself, nice work.

We got a cab back to the travel lodge but the bed/person ratio was way out and i ended up on the floor with my trousers as a pillow. i woke up all full of ache, although alfie giving me his McMuffin eased this slightly. I’d never had one before, frankly because they look rotten, but they actually taste alright. relatively. Compared the their hash browns.

So that was liverpool.

If you are reading this today (7th June) then we have a gig at the Boogaloo in highgate tonight. It’s acoustic and there’s some good bands supporting, so worth a look i reckon!

Also, our E.P alchemy came out fully today!!! You can buy your copy here….

Take care

Gaoler’s Daughter!

Sharabang Tour Day 1: Brighton

June 2, 2010

Hello, I had just finished writing this blog when my computer crashed, slightly frustrating, so I’ll be brief!

The first day of the ‘Sharabang’ tour kicked off in Brighton, at my favourite venue there, Concorde 2. I have seen loads of bands there and have always wanted to play there, so I was happy just to be on stage. Loads of smoke machines and lights, the two main things to make a good gig.

The Saudis were excellent, playing a really energetic set, as was Nat Jenkins, who played a full band show. Our label-mates The Supernovas managed really well too, considering they had no drummer!

After checking into the hotel, we went to The Pavillion Tavern, normally a really great pub, but that night it was just far too metal! I know I sound like my Dad, but the music they were playing was just noise. Sorry to drag people there!

We ended up on the beach having met up with nearly everyone who played earlier. We all sat round a fire and it was really great getting to know people on the tour. It was starting to get light after I’d finished up my Lambrini, so me and my friend Andy walked home, briefly sidetracked by trying to save an injured owl-and trying to fend off a man who said he’d break its neck as it’s the most “humane thing to do”. Just no.

Photo courtesy of Bradley Philip

Thanks so much to everyone who made it down and made it a really great night. Also to my housemate who I wrestled with on the beach.

Ciao, Gaoler’s x