Aldous Harding

He first of two evenings with Aldous. She’s such a special artist that I have to take every opportunity to catch her mesmerising performances. Tonight, singing a lot of new material,  it’s clear that she’s going to continue to expand her audiences, with the new material sounding fantastic.

The venue was the Old Queens Head. It’s a while since I’d been here. Previous gigs, there had always been seating which I found encouraged talking and unless you got there early, meant standing at the back otherwise you’d be blocking the view. I have to admit, it wasn’t a favourite venue. But with the tables removed, it was a reasonable space and but for a small number of idiots, the crowd, respectful. Support on both evenings was from the excellent H.Hawkline.

H.Hawkline

H.Hawkline

Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding

The second evening, Aldous was playing Paper Dress Vintage. A second hand store in Hackney. It’s one of those hipster ‘vintage’ stores. Selling second hand crap for ‘vintage’ prices. It’s the first time I’d been here. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Luckily, they had a dedicated cafe/venue space upstairs. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the quietest place. Although the crowd was less respectful than the first evening with a really noisy air conditioning unit, the gig was as wonderful as the previous evening.

H.Hawkline supporting Aldous Harding at Paper Dress Vintage

Aldous Harding at Paper Dress Vintage

Aldous Harding at Paper Dress Vintage

Aldous Harding at Paper Dress Vintage

Aldous Harding at Paper Dress Vintage

Aldous Harding at Paper Dress Vintage

Aldous Harding at Paper Dress Vintage

As the gig finished early, there was time to catch Quilt at the Moth Club. A reasonable psych band from the US.

Quilt at the Moth Club

Quilt at the Moth Club

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