The Monochrome Set and support at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019 – photos

The Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

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.

We were launching the new Fabula Mendax album which has garnished some excellent reviews.

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….

The Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

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).

The Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

Now, that’s what I call a well stocked merch stall!

The Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

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 Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

The Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

The glory of the backstage dressing room.

The Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

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

The Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

The Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

The Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

The Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

The Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

The Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

The Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

The Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

The Monochrome Set at the Lexington in Islington, Sat 28th Sept 2019

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)

More info on Monochrome Set tour dates here.

[Pics by Viola Spanu and me]