A pretty busy month with a visit to Butlins for a three day music festival, I photographed Daylight Music again,
This month’s bands
New bands are in italics
Bands I liked:
Girl Band, Prom, Vaulted Skies, VANT, The Big Moon, InHeaven, Whyte Horses, Du Blonde, John Knox Sex Club, The Telescopes, The Membranes, Fever Dream, Daudi Matisko, Band of Holy Joy, Ghostpoet, Nadine Shah, Public Service Broadcasting, Teeth of the Sea, The Jaguar Club, Misty Miller, Pinkshinyultrablast, The Young Fathers, Lola Colt, Cult of Dom Keller, Bill Pritchard, Black Honey, Half Man Half Biscuit, Night Shade, Dolomite Minor, The Graveltones
Bands I didn’t dislike:
Lisa Ronson, FURS, RM Hubbert, Grasscuts, Emma Pollock, Echo and the Funnymen, Flowers, Orange Yellow Red, St Deluxe, The Monochrome Set, Johnny Marr, Gum Takes Tooth, Prince Vaseline, Big Hogg, Alex Ohm, Walleater, Skinny Girl Diet, Blaenavon, Bill Botting, William D. Drake, Childcare, Sonnenberg, La Luz, Iskra String Quartet, Isobel Waller-Bridge, David Julyan, Sundara Karma, Vitamin, Sonic Scream,
Bands I won’t be going out of my way to see again:
Reeves Gabrels, The Errors, The Fall, Cherry Wave, Zyna Hel, Miaoux Miaoux, St Sleep, Emmecosta, Jonnie Common, James Holden, Spiritualised, Manuka Honey, Minotaur Shock, Embassy, Waste
Rockaway Beach turned out to be a pretty decent weekend with some great performances, so Butlins wins!
Best new band:
It’s a difficult one this month. The Telescopes and The Membranes were a surprise. The Big Moon showed their potential, and Ghostpoet were as good as expected. But I think I’ll give a joint award to The John Knox Sex Club and The Band of Holy Joy who both put in great sets at Rockaway Beach.
Albums of the month:
- Macbeth Soundtrack – Jed Kurzel
- Dark Matter / Dark Energy – Membranes
I seem to have been to lots of gigs with a good camera with me and opportunities to grab some decent photos. But I think this shot of a young fan of VANT is probably the photo that stands out the most.