Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Dog Is Dead performing live at KOKO, London

This image of Dog Is Dead was taken last Friday at KOKO in London. You can see more images from the night by clicking the image above to launch a flash slideshow.

Dog Is Dead are a five-piece indie pop band from West Bridgford, Nottingham. In March 2011 they appeared as themselves on British TV the teen drama Skins. The closing scene of the fifth series featured the band in a marquee playing "Glockenspiel Song", with most of the series' characters singing along: "We are a mess. We are failures and we love it". The episode, first broadcast on channel E4 in March 2011, also included "Young" as background music during the wedding scene. Shortly after they were signed by Atlantic Records who released a collection of their previously available songs on the "Your Childhood" EP. This was followed by two new singles: "River Jordan" and "Hands Down". During 2011 Daniel Harvey replaced Lawrence Libor on drums. They toured extensively, both as a headline act and as support for Bombay Bicycle Club and Viva Brother. They performed at several UK festivals (Bestival, Latitude Festival, Leeds Festival, Reading Festival, Isle of Wight Festival), in Paris as part of Festival des Inrockuptibles and in Amsterdam.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Gym Class Heroes performing live at KOKO, London

On Monday night I was at Gym Class Heroes at KOKO in Camden for my first music photography outing of 2012. The band were very animated which made them good fun to shoot. For more images please click the shots above and below to launch a Flash slideshow.

The group formed when Travie McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley in high school and decided to form a band. After the addition of guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo and bassist Eric Roberts, the group was signed to Fueled by Ramen and Decaydance Records (Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz's independent record label), on which they released their debut album, The Papercut Chronicles. In 2006, the group released the gold-selling album As Cruel as School Children.