Gig Pictures Of The Month – January 2013


The snappily titled “Gig pictures of the month” is a brand new feature *cue fanfare* in which we select our favourite gig pictures …. of the month. If this sounds a confusing concept let us explain – “Gig pictures of the month” is a platform to showcase pictures taken at  gigs during the last month, hence the title. Smile But seriously we also hope it’ll capture some of the energy and excitement that you can only get from the live music experience and who knows  maybe it will prompt some people to get along to more  gigs!  Glad we’ve cleared that up ! Ok, so let’s begin

Findlay Live at the Soup Kitchen, Manchester (24/01/13)  

Our discerning Mancunian gig going buddies have been talking in revered tones about Findlay for quite a while now telling us we simply must catch her live. Therefore, we goggled we listened and we loved, I mean this is proper visceral, rock n roll, full of edgy primal sexuality mixed with the sort of ferociously brilliant melodies that make The Dead Weather and The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s sound about as edgy as Rod Jane and Freddy!

Despite describing herself as “a Manc living in London” Natalie Findlay (for it is she) has stayed true to her roots and  built up a loyal fan base in her home town by virtue of intimate residencies and powerful live performances.  Last year she supported Jake Bugg, The Courteeners and was also on the XFM Winter Wonderland bill alongside the likes of Maximo Park and Bloc Party.  We think she’s a bit special and fancy her star will be in the ascendency this year . Sadly we still haven’t caught her live yet because annoying things like life keep getting in the way, but we’ll hopefully remedy the situation soon. Thankfully our man with the cam in Mancunia, Shay Rowan caught the action, as you can see from his pics below.

Findlay Live - Shay Rowan




Check out more of Shay’s ace pictures HERE


The Joy Formidable  Live at The Kazimier Liverpool

The Joy Formidable are without doubt one of the best live bands in the country, very few can match the level of intensity, energy and indeed raw power. Yes they are loud and our ears were ringing for days afterwards, and on occasion they really do make My Bloody Valentine sound like the XX whispering in the library of a monastic order, who have taken a vow of silence, during national “Let’s Be Quiet Day.” However The Joy Formidable don’t indulge in noise for its own sake, they actually remember that a fundamental concept of song writing is to actually have a bloody good song ! Below you’ll find  some pictures we managed to take before something not dissimilar to  THIS happened !







Findlay pics by Shay Rowan

The Joy Formidable pics by Andy Von Pip.

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

Discussion2 Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.