Photo taken by Jemma Dodd
The beginning of April was pretty quiet due to a hen party and my trip to Hawaii so when I came back I more than made up for it with three shows within 6 days. None of the headline bands were new for me, they’re all people I’ve seen before but they did vary quite a lot.
Friday 21st April saw me head to Dingwalls to introduce my other half to a female trio called The Lounge Kittens. The ladies are super talented and sassy women who do covers of existing tracks putting their own completely unique spins on them. Their tracks span from a Sean Paul medley which is incredible to Slipknot and Alice Cooper. The ladies never disappoint when it comes to their performance as they’re magical live and have this hilarious banter about them which always has me chuckling. I don’t think that they get the recognition they truly deserve because a lot of people they ‘Oh it’s just covers that’s boring/ easy’ but they put such an unusual spin on the tracks, change up the melodies, smash songs together and it’s far from ‘easy’.
On Saturday 22nd April I headed to the Kentish Town Forum to catch one of my favourite bands Bury Tomorrow play what I believe to be their biggest show in London. The show wasn’t quite sold out which meant we were able to make a decision to go upstairs and sit for the show as opposed to being crushed in the standing area. Is this officially a sign that I’m getting old?! The band were amazing, although I have to admit I don’t know their latest album as well as their older ones, probably should have listened to it first. The band were supported by Any Given Day who I didn’t really pay much attention to, Black Peaks who were sensational, I’ve not really seen them much before but they blew me away, and Crossfaith who are always fun to see.
The final show of the month came from Counterfeit. On Wednesday 26th we headed to another Camden venue – Underworld – to catch the punk rockers destroy the small venue. The support acts were nothing special but the main act was amazing. I’d seen the band at the larger Electric Ballroom last year and I have to say this show was 10 times better with Jamie jumping in the crowd, inciting mosh pits, getting over technical difficulties without issue and generally being an awesome frontman. I have massive love for this band as with only one album of material they managed to smash a show which a lot of bands wouldn’t manage.