Throwback article from Upside Down Festival: November 2013
Last weekend I had a great time interviewing the bands backstage at Upside Down Festival! Here are a few pictures from the dressing room. I also got to fill in on drums for The Doctorates which was a great! I will be uploading my interviews with SLAVES, GANG, THE DOCTORATES and TWO BIT SISTER very soon!
Harry and Sammy: The Guys who made it all happen (alongside Jess and Eoin of the wonderful Tom Thumb Theatre!)
TWO BIT SISTER
Issac, Slaves – on stage
Harry with GANG
Sammy and GANG
From Manchester – With Attitude. We love these girls 🙂
Have a listen to our interview with Brighton doom band GANG. The trio confess their undying love for Sammy Clark alongside tales of how they love to pray and read together. Right…
Could Electroma by Daft Punk be the worst music film ever made?
Don’t get me wrong people, I’m all for going against the norm and thinking outside of the box and not for a second did I expect a conventional or epic storyline for this movie. Let’s face it we weren’t expecting The Who’s Quadrophenia or Pink Floyd’s The Wall. But Jesus. 90 mins of no dialogue, barely any progression of scenes, shite music and 20-30 min long edits at a time of Daft Punk either driving down a straight road or walking in a desolate landscape might just make you want to watch paint dry instead. I’ve linked you to a YouTube clip of possibly the strangest scene from the film. I image the director expected it to come across as deep and metaphorical but really it’s just terrible, yet at least laughable, unlike the rest of the film which is just absolutely dire.
MARTENSDALSGATAN 2-8, STOCKHOLM
(PRETTY SHITTY KJELL4 2014)
Pretty Shitty Kjell4 club festival is a two-day yearly event held in Sweden. Packed with a punk line up you might expect of a 77’ bill, the event pulls in punks and skinheads from across the world, eager to experience a weekend of cold beer and great bands. This 90 min DVD features some of the highlights from last year’s festival and includes 16 extra tracks from bands that played the previous year – never before released on DVD. Featuring live performances from Agent Bulldogg, Contemptuous, Argy Bargy, Peter And The Test Tube Babies and many more.
Although the whole DVD is packed with fast and live punk energy with some funny moments along the way, one to look out for is Peter And The Test Tube Babies cover version of ABBA’s SOS on the DVD extras. With a rough DIY feel to the edit and camera work, this DVD is an unspoiled celebration for first generation punk culture and music.
Heres a pic of me at Undercover Festival with Nick Cash, lead singer and main man from the legendary punk band 999, formed in 1977.
He was a pleasure to meet and gave a fantastic interview. So he rightly earns his place here on my wall of fame.