Tattooing a band called Divorce after British Wildlife Fest 2012by Trent Rampage on Mar 4, 2012 • 7:21 pm 2 Comments
What a heavy fucking week of working, dancing, breaking my camera, getting absolutely shitfaced, making new friends, enjoying my favorite bands. Leeds DIY music fest, British Wildlife Festival started on Friday at the Brudenell Social and I heard from someone that it was to be the last BW (although this probably needs clarification. Anyone??) They’ve been going on nearly annually since 2006 and it’s been known to perhaps be THE mini fest to check up and coming DIY bands out. I’ve been to 3 and I can say I’ve not had a shit time at any of them.
Anyway, my favorite bands Divorce and Ultimate Thrush were on back to back on the first night of this 3-day fest, and its definitely NOT a gig to miss. So I got a few of my band mates and we got absolutely munted and dance our asses off to the aural onslaught that will destroy our hearing for days later.
Listen / Stream:
[Ultimate Thrush - THE SVESHNIKOV RELOADED]
[Ultimate Thrush - Hardcore Man]
Ultimate Thrush’s set was somewhat shorter than I would have liked. It was a good set, spasmodic numbers, furious but too short. Before that, I just managed to catch the last few songs of Adam Nodwell’s band, Super Luxury. Somewhat newly formed, they were fucking loud and he was absolutely fucking mental on the mike, shaking that ass, climbing on seats, screaming / squirming on the floor. Too bad I didn’t manage to take too many photos of em.
Listen / Stream:
[Super Luxury - 25 Metres]
[Super Luxury - The Things That Danced Around Corners]
In between sneaky sips from my hip flask and begging for fags from mates sat outside the venue, Joe from Soundshock came over to our table, introduced himself to me. He was on his own, checking this show out, and he saw me taking photographs and wanted to talk music etc. It was good to meet new people and it was great that we were all chatting with him like he has always been one of us.
Anyway, next up is DIVORCE and I wasted no time in making sure I was at the best position to take photos of em. Probably THE MOST BRUTAL set out of the entire night and by far, one of their most furious and visceral. The new line up and the new lead singer was super tight. I really like the new singer. She adds a whole new dynamic to the band, they are more energetic, more manic, more fucking crazy. By the time they’d reach the middle of their set I was already deaf in my right ear. By the end of their set, I have proceeded to break my flashgun on my camera, having joined in the mini pit without thinking of the consenquences. But man, it was worth it.
Listen / Stream:
[Divorce - Stabby Stab]
[Divorce - Love Attack]
After the gig, my mate Elliot, who also happens to be a tattoo artist, said he’d invited Divorce back to his house round the corner from the Brude so that they can all get tattoos and stay over if they wanna. So I came along with my camera, got to the house with the rest of the kids, and took shots of the band getting drunker on cheap Sainsbury’s own brand cider, and getting inked. Browntown wanted a simple, scratchy, pentagram tattoo. It turned out pretty fucking mint.
BEST NIGHT EVER.