We played at the Shhhh Festival last night/afternoon in Bethnal Green. Was fun and odd to present The Fierce And The Dead in an acoustic context, I'm not sure it felt 100% to me but people seemed to like it. Its normally a lot noisier. The new stuff worked well thou. Our 6/8 and 4/4 new song went better than expected.
We recorded a version of The Wait for The Local video channel, just me and Steve in a room with 2 acoustic guitars, a full on brightly lit TV studio type thing. No room for error but it seemed to go OK. Lots of interesting music. I really enjoyed Stranded Horse, interesting and inspiring folk Kora stuff. Unfortunately I was so tired I fell asleep at the front of the gig during his set. Bugger. He was really good and it wasn't a reflection on his music, I was just really tired.
It was a very cosy atmosphere and audience were lovely.
RM Hubbert was on as well and his set was amazing, really made me think about what I'm doing with the music I play. The honesty in what he is doing is really impressive and i love his playing. Really musical in the truest sense, not flash but class. This song really moved me:
I've been through a bit of an emotional time recently and it really had an impact. I brought his new album at the gig and it is stunning.
The best gigs make you think about them for a long time afterwards.
Travelling home through the snow was crazy, I hope everyone had a safe journey. Snow really messes London up.