After a dull day fiddling about with tedious computer/site admin stuff, it was a relief to get out for a few beers in the evening.
I went to the Spitz Club in Liverpool Street (East London) for the launch party of Heist’s new album.
I like the band. Featuring a boy/girl eclectic line up of guitars, violins, trumpets, keyboards and drums they make a lush, cinematic sound that is best summed up as Pulp-meets-Scott Walker, mixed up with a bit of new wave and the 60s.
Supporting the band were the Actionettes, who put in a lively set of 60s moves in the sweltering club (when will they sort out decent air conditioning in the Spitz?).
Tonight, I tried my new Minolta A2 camera again after my first, less-than-successful attempt to use it for band photos.
This time I switched to manual focusing and spot metering and had far better results – and the little black and white movie I shot came out very well(sorry – I can’t post it here because of bandwidth problems).
Miraculously, we managed to get a cab straight back to Brixton at the end of the night. Maybe it’s only on weekends that some cabbies turn into south London-allergic arseholes….