Monday, 23 August 2010
Issue 1.3 Launch Night - Aug 21st
Our Issue 1.3 Launch Night was held at The Red Shed in Wakefield. If you've not been before, it could not actually be more like it sounds, if it tried. It is a big red shed. No, actually, its a pretty small red shed, but we love it down there. We'd like to thank everyone that came down to support the bomb, as well as the Red Shed staff for letting us make a right old racket. And, of course the band, who were:
This Many Boyfriends
The evening had more lineup changes that i can remember at any other gig, and instead of going on third as originally intended, TMB went on first. It may have been a slight comedown for them after gracing the main stage at Indietracks and, despite losing a guitarist to an (accidental) overdose the previous night, they still managed to charm us with their upbeat Indie Pop STUFF. Got a great review in our latest issue; was also nice to see the completed packaging for the EP which contains allsorts of cool stuff, including a fanzine.
A welcome return to a much missed Wakefield band saw the two piece joined by a third on keyboard. Again, charming and cheerful, they put huge smiles on our faces!
And to the other extreme; Candid Squash, our 'Endtroducing' Band this issue made some right noise with their full on Nirvana / MBV combinations. And the most pedals ive ever seen one band have. Cool
And to the lovely Piskie Sits (interviewed in our latest issue by the way!) who rounded the night off with some style. I think ive seen them play about 126 times this year and i never get bored.
Thanks to all the bands for designing some cool T-Shirts for us, and especially to the Piskies for lending us their PA and The Passing Fancy for his excellent turn as compere. After all the hard work that went into issue 1.3 it was nice to kick back with some good friends. Here's to Issue 1.4!
Photography RB or Joel Rowbottom where creditted