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I like to talk- so here I am, talking to the internet about my favourite passtimes. Boozing, partying, taking photos and going to gigs. Enjoy.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Knee Deep Presents... @ The Star Inn- Guilford

Will Kent from Within Her Depth

After an absolutely ridiculous night of drinking last night, the last thing I really wanted to be doing this evening was going to what was essentially a hardcore show- but I promised the promoter that I'd be there after he promised to give me two mars bars in return, and I'd already gone through a lot of hassle trying to find out if Dan could give me a lift there... Armed with my camera and a pair of sunglasses to hide the hangover I got picked up at four by the Eyes Like Knives boys and we set sail for the wondrous guilford! (I sat in silence for an hour while Chris and Lewis talked about guitars and other shit I don't understand).
We arrived pretty early, and had a wander up a really steep hill, then back down again because we realized Guilford really isn't that great and there's not a whole lot to see so we unloaded the equipment and retreated back in to the venue.

It wasn't long before my good friends in Within Her Depth turned up, so after a much needed catch up with their bassists' girlfriend (one of my best friends from school) WHD took to the stage to open the show- It was definitely one of the best times I'd seen them play even if Will did seem to knacker himself out by the last few songs- but all in all they played a good strong set and pleased the crowd, even though it was nearly impossible to get them moving.
Next up where Eyes Like Knives who had so much energy from the very beginning of their set, but they need to learn to pace themselves as they all burned out after 2 or 3 songs, there was something different about these tonight- there energy and stage presence went beautifully hand in hand and made for a entrancing show, I couldn't take my eyes off of them! The guys were playing incredibly the whole way through but unfortunately a lack of communication (or just members of staff being absolute idiots) resulting in the band being told they had 10 minutes longer to play than was planned for, meant they didn't get a chance to play 'The Lurcher' which I'd say was probably their best known track as they've recently released a video for it-

After Eyes Like Knives finished there set and we packed everything away I got a but caught up in the whole socializing side of things and only caught a few tracks from the rest of the bands but from what I saw/heard they were all brilliant, The Divided really impressed me and they actually managed to get a bit of movement from the audience and Mind Set A Threat where great to watch because of the shear amount of energy they had on stage- I was getting knackered just watching them! In League disappointed me a bit though- I didn't think much of their clean vocals and to me they didn't really seem to really pull together or get that great of a crowd reaction. But I've got the upmost respect for them and what they're doing! They are an Australian band that've been touring the US and Europe since October... that's a long time to be living on the road playing shows.

The journey home was a long one, I got a lift home with Within Her Depth to save Dan having to drive the extra distance from Andover to Shrewton... we got a wee bit lost and ended up chanting Yearbook songs at eachother whilst I struggled to stay awake- and now I'm sat on Katies living room floor writing this because I'm  not allowed to go to bed until her little brother's gone to get the coach for the college trip he's going on.

You have no idea how well I'm going to sleep tonight!

Friday, 17 February 2012

Another week working with In On The Chase

considering I post here very rarely, two posts in one evening is absolute madness!

Thought I'd post a quick one about all the stuff I've been doing with In On The Chase this week. I've ended up as their merch girl, meaning the George show with Jody Has A Hitlist could be an interesting one... I've also ended up in charge of taking the promo photos for their tshirts, but I have no idea how I'm gonna present them, then I have to edit the photos and urgh it's just a lot of work. I've also got to finish writing their bio aswell... cor, I do a lot for those guys!

They've also got a new member! Codi's joined which meant I had to do a whole new promo shoot really last minute during their rehearsal times... But I got a few good shots!

Salisbury times

all photos courtesy of Darren Bridge
this is here cause its the only okay photo of me, even though its actually a photo of Erik.

It's been a good three days!
My Valentines day was a bit of alright! Woke up to a nice brew and a bunch of flowers from Katie, the rest of the day was spent playing the Sims, and drinking too much vodka whilst watching the entire first series of the IT Crowd with Mike & Chris... When I got home at 1AM, a drunken me thought it would be a good idea to go on Skype and bother every one- paticularly Bosely who, when he figured out I was pissed as a fart made me go on webcam, turns out he was with Kurt who invited me over to his for a chill out sesh with every one on Wednesday night, really glad I went! Rocked up to Salisbury at 5ish Wednesday and chilled at Guild with Erik, Bridge & Will for a bit, waited waaaay to long for Bosley to come pick us up and went to get food at Tesco. Whilst the other 11 people opted to let Will and cook Simmons them a stir fry, me and Conner went for tesco pizza & fries-to-go.
Simmon and Will cookin' up a stir fry

After a meal that filled me up ridiculously quick, we all slugged about playing Mortal Kombat and drinking until it was only really me and Kurt that were drunk... eventually everyone left, leaving only Dan, Erik, Bridge, Kurt & Myself, we watched monsterwolf and I made a new enemy in Dan because I let him know how awful I thought it was even though he loved it. 
Left: Kurt & Me Right: Conner, Bosley & Jamie
Thursday saw us all chowing down on the cheese and black pepper toasties that Bridge made us, and migrating to Bosleys for more pizza and tea... then twat laps around Salisbury was all fun and games when Conner found a box of donuts and they became ammo for throwing at people- until we nearly hit some police officers and then that game ended very quickly. The next few hours were not so great- sitting in Sainsburys car park while Bosley and Simon tried to do something I didn't understand to Bosleys car, which ultimately didn't work. As Dan needed to get stuff he left at Kurts the night before, we headed back there and Kurt decided that me and him were just gonna stay in for the rest of the night, so I showed him how to cook beans and we watched Step Brothers (which still makes me laugh) and Pick Of Destiny (and I still know all the words to most of the songs!) actually, I slept real well last night and for a whole lot longer than I normally do! 

Unfortunately my good few days were ruined once I got to the bus station to come home- it's amazing the lengths people go to to avoid someone else from realizing I'm there; then I got on the bus short 50p cause they up'd the prices but that got sorted and the bus was filled with screaming children and people eating McDonalds which sucked because I was absolutely starving!.. But, I'm home now and hopefully I'll be kickin back next door soon and having a jolly old catch up with the neighbours :)