Andrew Kendall – Blog Archive

January 30, 2005

Ludes At FROG

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Ludes

Another really fun night. I turned up at FROG just as Ludes were about to go on stage, the gig was superb, the band seemed to get really into playing and the crowd responded accordingly which resulted in plenty of dancing, climbing of the walls and running through the crowd. After the gig I went backstage to say hello to the band and ended up jumping in the van with them for the journey to the squat party in Peckham.

The squat was crazy, tell me if I’m missing something here, but last time I went to a squat party it was rough, they only played house music and everyone was on drugs. Being burdened with these preconceptions it was then a great shock to walk into a relatively decadently furnished warehouse filled with indie kids dancing to Kate Bush and the Killers. The rest of the evening is hazy so I’ll make the description as succinct as I can, Ludes played, I drank, took some pictures, talked to various folks and then in the early hours of the morning returned to Camden.

I’ll leave you with the FROG pictures and a request: Next time any of you hear there’s going to be another one of these indie squat parties please let me know.

January 29, 2005

Paris

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From my experience plans rarely end up going to plan, but if all works out then I shall be in Paris on Monday to take some pictures for the NME. I’m not sure how long I’ll be around, but in case I end up staying for a few days I was just wondering if there are any decent bands playing the city during the first half of next week?

The Rakes At Camden Barfly

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The Rakes

Well I’m back from once more from the clutches of The Rakes / Ludes tour bus. Again I had a great time, the highlight probably being the entire Portsmouth experience (but more on that soon).

Yesterday was another great day, NME ask whether I wanted to shoot My Chemical Romance at Brixton, seeing as it was early I though I might as well, so I wandered along, got some live photos and then went backstage to the bands dressing room to get some a few more casual shots (which I’m working on right now, click here for a teaser). Once that was done I stuck around long enough to get a few pictures of Taking Back Sunday before heading back to Camden for whiskey and then on to The Rakes at the Barfly with and . Even though I have seen The Rakes more times than I can count in the last few weeks I would say that the Barfly was the best of all, the atmosphere was fantastic and I managed to have a good dance and still get a few pics as well.

Tonight I’m planning on making my way to see Ludes at FROG at 1AM and then heading to a party in Peckham where there are quite a few bands playing, at the moment I’m not sure who I’m going with so if anyone wants to accompany me just let me know and I shall get you on to the FROG guestlist.

January 25, 2005

A Brand New Plan

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OK, so… Birmingham!?! What no room at the inn or more like no hotels in the whole ‘city’ because of some stupid furniture convention at the NEC. The only alternative: back on the tour with the rakes, this time I’ve brought along for the ride, last time I saw her she was taking lurid photos of The Rakes, but I’m sure she’ll post those soon enough. Meanwhile I have photos to send to NME, does anyone know of an internet cafe in Portsmouth? (PS please excuse any typos, I’m updating from a bunk bed via my mobile.).

Update: Internet cafe found, I’m just sending the pictures now. Once that’s done does anyone know of any interesting places to go in Portsmouth?

Plan For The Next Few Days

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Just when I was about to upload the rest of the tour photos a slight change of plan. In a minute I shall make my way to Birmingham for the NME to get a few more shots of The Others, stay overnight and try and track down Adam Green during the day and take some more pics, go take some photos at the Adam Green gig, head to Leicester for the last night of The Others, The Rakes and Ludes and then return to London for Rakes at the Barfly. That is the plan, let’s see how it works out…

January 24, 2005

Ludes, The Rakes & The Others Photos In Aberdeen

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After taking a (slight) detox after the tour I’m just about ready to begin posting all the photos. I’ll start with pictures from the day in Aberdeen.

January 21, 2005

The Others / The Rakes / Ludes Tour Update

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The Rakes

After a week on tour there’s far too much to tell you, so I’m afraid if you want to know the whole story you’ll just have to wait for the pictures and talking of pictures you can rest assured there are a ridiculous amount of those. Every night so far has been packed and after every night there has been a party so yesterday when we headed to a remote hotel it gave the bands a much needed opportunity to get some rest and myself a chance to start sorting through the photographs. Right now we’re just about to head for Sheffield, so if you’re planning on making an appearance tonight I’ll see you there, otherwise I shall be returning back to London tomorrow so keep checking back for updates.

January 14, 2005

The Others / The Rakes / Ludes Tour

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Tonight I leave to join The Others, The Rakes and Ludes tour for a while, if you’re planning on coming along to any of the dates and want to be in some of the photos then come say hello.

Adam Green Gemstones Promo

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Gemstones is nearly out and I’ve seen my promo photos in a few magazines so far, obviously I can’t read every review, so… a quick request: If you have a spare minute and see one of my pictures being used in a review or article if you could leave a comment (or even better a scan) that would be great. Thank you!

January 12, 2005

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Bring Your Own Poison: Inner Sleeve 1 / Inner Sleeve 2 / Inner Sleeve 3

I was just reading my friends page and saw a post by about the ‘Bring Your Own Poison‘ album which reminded me I had quite a few photos dotted throughout the sleeve artwork, strange thing though, I still don’t have a copy of the album as I was out of the country when it was released and had totally forgotten about it until now.

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