Thursday, 28 February 2013

High on the 'Hawk

YEAH!

Great news, my photos of John Stanier went all the way to California -USA- and they are now featuring in the iconic DRUM! Magazine.

I love the design, the blue page margin and mainly... that massive full-page print!

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DRUM! Magazine



DRUM! Magazine

DRUM! Magazine


DRUM! Magazine


DRUM! Magazine

Monday, 18 February 2013

Gold Fields

Most Melbournites know ‘the Toff’ pretty well. For those who don´t, it is located on the busy bit of Swantson Street, just before the QV intersection. There is a fair bit going on in that building: Cookie bar on the first floor, with the best selection of beers in Melbourne, including the rare and delicious Canadian Scotch Ales; then on the top, there is one of the most happening Rooftop bars in Melbourne, marvelous spot covered on fake turf, perfect to sip a good ol’ cold pint of cider-. The Toff in Town, on the second level, is divided in a bar and a music venue, and there gather some of the best local artist.

Gold Fields was playing on their last show before heading off to their US tour and one of my friends happened to be taking care of them on the night.

In a nutshell: The room was packed, the show was great and the light engineer was absolutely off his mind. I´ll explain this further: The light guy was so pumped up that was playing DJ with the flash lights. As a consequence of this, we were all on the pit, crunching down, trying to take photos on the verge of an epilepsy attack. It made the experience confusing but somehow it went well with the music. Some photographer with less patience than me, went to the back and tried to reason with this fellow with little success.

To me, the highlight of the night was a cover to Underworld´s ‘Born Slippy’. Just great.

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Gold Fields


Gold Fields


Gold Fields
Gold Fields


Gold Fields


Gold Fields


Gold Fields

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Richard Hawley


Some may have not heard of Richard Hawley before this, but it is one of these artists that is definitely worth loading on the iPod before a road trip. The Englishman is well-known for this contribution to big names such as Pulp, the Arctic Monkeys, and some other great bands of the UK music scene.

At the Hi-Fi there was a mixed crowd: a few young fellas, middle-aged couples, and the usual reviewers. The tone of the night was very relaxed: no security barrier for the photographer´s pit, a few mid-forties slowly sipping their beers, however the venue was full.

I couldn´t stay too long but I had the chance to listen to a few of the tracks of the new album and they really sound great live. The guitar went a bit dark and fuzzy in a couple of pretty nice solos and Richard expressed his gratitude to the audience after the first two songs.

It was an easy-to-listen, mellow show, nothing too extraordinary but still nice to get a feel of what´s going on across the sea, outside the major summer festivals.

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Richard Hawley


Richard Hawley


Richard Hawley


Richard Hawley


Richard Hawley


Richard Hawley


Richard Hawley