Thanks to everyone who came to see the show on Saturday night and thanks to all those involved. We not only showed why Northern Star is the greatest label on the planet with the very best bands, we also showed we put on the wildest rock 'n' roll shows in London. Special thanks goes out to Tim and Roof Dog for scaring the shit out of all the bands and passers by... that's Roof Dog by the way who was scaring the shite out of people, not Tim.
Honey were first up and came on to a packed out crowd. They played a blinding set which included Summertone and Nowhere Floating. They set the bar high for everyone else before going on to party till the small hours and have been rightly regarded as THE party animals of the night.
All farewells should be sudden.... The Nova Saints took the opportunity to announce this as their last ever show. There couldn't have been a dry eye in the house when they played a rousing heart rending version of the appropriately titled The Last Song as their last ever song. They were phenomenal and have been phenomenal all the way through my time of working with them
I've loved them from the first day I heard them - they've been my favourite band over the last 6 years. They've been a class act to work with. Not just a great band, but the sweetest of souls too... its been major fun and a real adventure! I'm happy Northern Star was the label they chose to put out their one and only album and it warms my heart that its out there for people to find. Good luck lads! I'm booking Heaton Park in 2022 and planning the ten year anniversary edition now! Everybody hates goodbyes... nobody more so than me :(
The Lost Rivers reaffirmed their status as the most exciting rock 'n' roll band on the planet. Blasting through a blistering set covering their first ever single and songs from My Beatific Vision and their current album Sin & Lostness, they almost blew the roof off the Windmill taking Roof Dog with it.
Finally it was left to one of my favourite ever bands and one of the greatest psych bands of the last 20 years to wrap up proceedings. It was an honour to host Stephen Lawrie's The Telescopes backed with members of One Unique Signal. The Telescopes played a ferocious set of songs old and new to an enthusiastic, pissed up, crazy audience.
But did it end there? Fuck no, we carried on partying to the small hours eventually being kicked out, so we carried on the party at a friend's house where all manner of strange things occurred. I couldn't possibly relay what happened in a public forum, however lets just say, people were left disturbed and we won't be eating any cheesy wotsits for a long time to come.
We're wrapping up for the summer, but will be back later on in the year. We have a serious lack of photos and footage for such a memorable night. Mainly due to the fact that I couldn’t get to the front of my own show, but if you have any and you could email them to me, they would be most gratefully received.
Adios... until the next time...