REFUSED at DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2012: fanboy photograph
Proper Download blog post coming soon, but for now here’s a fanboy shot I took from way back in the crowd of reformed Swedish hardcore legends Refused being absolutely, mind-blowingly immense. (I wasn’t shooting them for Rock Sound, I just went to watch.) Refused, Soundgarden, Metallica, Lamb Of God… I saw some unbelievably good bands this weekend. See www.rocksound.tv for mine and Carla Mundy’s photo galleries.
CRAZY ARM at HIT THE DECK FESTIVAL, NOTTINGHAM: personal shot.
Yesterday I shot Hit The Deck festival in Nottingham for Rock Sound. Devon-based rootsy punk crew Crazy Arm were not on my shot list, but RS writers Amy Bangs and Pete Withers enthused about them so I went for a look. I could only stick around for a few songs but it was probably the best thing I saw all day - gutsy, melodic songwriting with a bit of Thin Lizzy harmony guitar action thrown in and a full-pelt live delivery. A total surprise to be honest, and I’ll be checking out more of their stuff. Worth taking a photo of too…