Fresh from a BBC6 radio session in Maida Vale on Thursday, the Monochrome Set played a sold-out album launch party at the Lexington in Islington, north London.
Keen eyed viewers may recognise the album cover from the photos I took in Bristol’s Arnos Vale cemetery last year.
Here’s some pics from the gig and the support acts….
My drum kit for the evening was an old Pearl number, supplemented by my own Mapex piccolo snare, beefy ‘Ridgerider’ cowbell for maximum ‘clunk’ and a yellow plastic block (for the comedy noises).
Now, that’s what I call a well stocked merch stall!
Micko & The Mellotronics onstage.
Micko Westmoreland, actor, musician, programmer and soundtrack creator, was once described as being “half stuck in a timewarp”….
You might know him from the movie Velvet Goldmine -in which he played the character Jack Fairy…. or you might know his ambient electronic music as the Bowling Green – but get to know him now as leader of the Mellotronics – four piece art-rock band.
The glory of the backstage dressing room.
Jetstream Pony seen from the mixing desk.
Schammelig post punk and indie-pop from Beth Arzy (Trembling Blue Stars/Aberdeen/The Luxembourg Signal/Lightning in a Twilight Hour/The Fireworks), Shaun Charman (The Wedding Present/The Popguns/The Fireworks), Kerry Boettcher (Turbocat) and Sara Boyle
Upcoming Monochrome Set shows
|21/09/2019 – AN Club, Athens, Greece (tickets TBA)|
|28/09/2019 – The Lexington, London, UK (tickets)|
|01/10/19 – Kantine, Nuremberg, Germany (tickets)|
|02/10/19 – KOHI-Kulturraum, Karlsruhe, Germany|
|03/10/19 – The Cave, Frankfurt, Germany (tickets)|
|04/10/19 – franz.K, Reutlingen, Germany (tickets)
05/10/19 – Yoko, Hamburg, Germany (tickets)
|12/10/2019 – The Crofters Rights, Bristol, UK (tickets)|
|25/10/19 – Paard, The Hague, Netherlands (tickets)|
|26/10/19 – Petit Bain, Paris, France (tickets)|
|02/11-2019 – The Printworks, Hasting, UK (tickets)|
|08/11-2019 – Shinjuku Marz, Tokyo, Japan (tickets)
09/11-2019 – Koenji High, Tokyo, Japan (tickets)
|23/11-2019 – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford, UK (tickets)
14/12/2019 – TAGV, Coimbra, Portugal (tickets)
01/02/2020 – Jimmy’s, Liverpool, UK (tickets)
08/02/2020 – Waterfront Studio, Norwich, UK (tickets)
28/02/2020 – Mono, Glasgow, UK (tickets)
29/02/2020 – Beat Generator, Dundee, UK (tickets)
07/03/2020 – The Cluny, Newcastle, UK (tickets)
11/04/2020 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK (tickets)
25/04/2020 – Greystones, Sheffield, UK (tickets)
[Pics by Viola Spanu and me]