Monday, 14 March 2011

Yellowcard, All Time Low and Young Guns performing live at Brixton Academy, London

These photographs of Yellowcard (above), All Time Low (below) and Young Guns (bottom) were taken tonight at the trio's second show at Brixton Academy. The crowd was probably one of the loudest I have heard and everyone in the room seemed to know both headliners and the support. For more images from the show click each bands images to launch individual slideshows from the evening.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Noah and the Whale performing live at Rough Trade East, London

These photographs of Noah and the Whale were taken this afternoon at the bands in-store performance at Rough Trade East records near Bricklane. The show was held to mark the release of their new album 'Last Night on Earth' which was released today but they also played material from their other records. Drums on the night were provided by a drum machine as the stage was too small for a drum kit!

Click on either image to see a slideshow of photographs from the performance.

The band consists of Charlie Fink (vocals, guitar, ukulele), The Whale (drums 2006-2009), Tom Hobden (fiddle), Urby Whale (bass), and Fred Abbott (guitar/keys 2009-). After a few singles, their debut album, Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down was released in August 2008. Emmy the Great sang for short periods with the band and the brass accompaniment on the CD is provided by Jon Carvell (trombone) and Sam Kinrade (trumpet). Lillie Flynn (sister of singer Johnny Flynn) and Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club have also filled the role of female vocalist during tours. Until mid-2008, Laura Marling was a member of the band and performed with the band as her schedule from her solo touring allowed and performed the background vocals on the band's debut album. Marling left the band several months after the release of Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Frank Turner performing live at the Borderline, London

These photos of Frank Turner completed my hat trick of Frank gigs in three weeks. This time Frank performed with his band as part of the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour and the show was at the Borderline with the NME Awards following a week later.

The show was a very intimate affair featuring Beans On Toast and Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun in support. Click on either image to view a flash slideshow from the night.