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Thursday, July 30, 2015

ST. TROPEZ @ THE OLD BLUE LAST

A messy Tuesday night a few weeks back. Pretty swedish ladies and Amsterdam's finest, St. Tropez at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch. I've got so many gigs lined up the next couple of weeks that I cant quite wrap my head around it - I can't wait! First up - legendary garage rockers The Sonics at The Forum tonight!

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL @ KOKO

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Eagles of Death Metal, the night started the only way it could, in the late Amy Winehouse's local pub The Hawley Arms in Camden, before strolling down to Mornington Crescent and KOKO, while "sharing a bottle of wine" for the road. Have a look at Stormark Music for more gig pictures and a mini-review.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

ABNEY PARK CEMETERY

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I Spent my Saturday afternoon in Stoke Newington with lovely Victoria, walking around Abney park cemetery. Morbid? Maybe a bit..

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BRIGHTON & THE GREAT ESCAPE

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I had THE best time in Brighton on Saturday - ice cream at the seaside before heading to The Great Escape for an interview, music, and catch up with friends.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

YOUNG KNIVES @ RECORD STORE DAY

While sorting through my laptop I came across some pictures I took of Young Knives at their performance in Berwick Street on Record Store Day. A great band, and some really great guys. Have a look here to read the interview I did with them.


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Monday, May 4, 2015

SONG OF THE DAY:
TRIGGERFINGER - BALLAD OF A THIN MAN




Ever since their performance at Garage in Bergen last month I’ve been in Triggerfinger mode – they were absolutely incredible live, which made me love them even more. This live version of ”Ballad of a thin man” keeps blowing my mind over and over again, and I figured I’d share it with you guys.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

SAINT AGNES @ ACES & EIGHTS

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Grindhouse Grooves at Aces & Eights last night with western rockers Saint Agnes. Always a pleasure.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

MY UPCOMMING GIGS

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All pictures taken by me.

After moving to London more than three years ago, I’ve spent an unknown amount of time and money on music and concerts. Money very well spent, if you ask me. I’ve got quite a few good ones lined up for the next couple of months, and knowing myself right I’ll add some more to my calendar fairly soon. Great for me, not so great for my bank account. Anyway - ages ago someone asked me if I could write about concerts worth going to in London, so I thought I'd share my plans with you!


16.05.2015 Psyence @ Scala - I might miss out on this one as I'll probably go to Brighton for The Great Escape festival with Spindle Magazine, but DEFINITELY worth going to!



04.06.2015 Psyence @ Surya

17.06.2015 Eagles of Death Metal @ KOKO - I've been waiting for this one for ten years!
08.08.2015 Bad Religion @ Kentish Town Forum - Childhood heroes.

26.06.2015 Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats @ Scala - So good the first time I saw them that I'm comming back for more.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

TRIGGERFINGER @ GARAGE

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Having missed out on Triggerfinger last December in London, I was over the moon with excitement when I saw they were playing my favourite venue Garage in my hometown Bergen, on a weekend I'd already booked a ticket to go home. Faith you say? Obviously.

After a few whiskey sours at home, we arrived just in time for the last song of support band Shaman Elephant, which I’m gutted to have missed out on as they sounded great. I couldn’t find any of their songs online, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled and follow them on facebook for future updates.
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A few pints later (Yes – I’VE LEARNED TO LIKE BEER!!) It was showtime. I’m pretty sure silver fox frontman Ruben Block is the reason groupies got invented, as even my straight bearded friend took a fancy to him.

Their set was absolutely spot on, with songs like ”Camaro”,”All this dancin’ around”, ”Is it”, and ”First taste”, and I wish the gig never would have ended. Ruben Block took the lead and did most of the talking, while their eccentric drummer Mario Goossens was licking his drums with excitement and bassist Paul Van Bruystegem kept cool and quiet as bassists tend to do. Fingers crossed they’ll be back on the road soon, as I can’t wait to see them again!
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

RECORD STORE DAY 2015

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I spent Saturday/Record Store day hanging around Berwick street aka ”The golden mile of vinyl” for seven hours, interviewing people on the street and some of the bands performing, about buying records, why they do it, and the future of physical music. It will all be up on Spindle Magazine for those of you who's interested. After that, I treated myself to a well-deserved trip to the pub with friends, followed by some midnight pizza from Papa Johns.

Now, I’ll probably spend the next seven hours trying to figure out my sloppy handwriting and what on earth it is I’ve written. Today calls for alot of tea...


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ellie Smith Photography II

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Second picture from my shoot with the talented photographer Ellie Smith. Take a look at the rest of her work on her website, link below.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SEASICK STEVE SONIC SOUL SURFER

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I had the pleasure of meeting the incredibly talented Seasick Steve today at the launch of his new album ”Sonic Soul Surfer” (which I got a preview of at last year, have a look/read here) at HMV in Oxford Street. He comes across as a really nice and genuine guy, and after chatting to him for a bit (some of it being in norwegian) I now know that he’s happily married to a norwegian lady, and that when he’s not on the road they live together in a beautiful small town in Norway.

Before I left I had a browse around the shop and picked up the new Mini Mansions album ”The Great Pretenders” which is absolutely sensational, and ”Strangers to Ourselves” by Modest Mouse, which I’m currently listening to. Having only previously heard the single ”Lampshades on Fire”, I’ve got really high expectations to this album.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Dead Weather, Concert Prive




Spending my Saturday night rediscovering The Dead Weather while waiting eagerly for their new album. I’m pretty sure they must be one of the world’s best supergroups, with Alison Mosshart (The Kills) on vocals, Jack White (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs) on both vocals and drums (a singing drummer!), Dean Fertita (Queens of The Stone Age) on guitar and keys, and Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs) on bass. That’s a whole lotta talent in one band! If you’ve got an hour to spare I would highly recommend you watch the concert above, it’s absolutely incredible.

Friday, March 13, 2015

MINI MANSIONS @ SISTER RAY ACE

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Earlier this week (yesterday..), Mini Mansions played a mini-gig at Sister Ray Ace in Shoreditch. Their set was a combination of old and new songs - a few from their 2010 self-titled album ”Mini Mansions", covers of Blondie’s heart of glass and Sparks’ Sherlock Holmes, plus some new treats from their upcomming album ”The Great Pretenders”, that is due on the 23 of March on T-Bone Burnett’s Electromagnetic recordings. So, save the date and get to the nearest record store, this one’s a must-have.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ellie Smith Photography

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Out and about in Camden the other day, with the lovely and very talented Ellie Smith following me around with her camera. Pretty pleased with the outcome, if I may say so myself.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

LADIES DAY

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Today being the International women’s day, I figured it was a good time for a repost of my playlist ”Girls can do it too”. Have a listen here if you're in the market for some great female fronted bands and musicians.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

DOODLES & DRAWINGS & DRAWINGS & DOODLES

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I’ve discovered that my ”February obsession” is doodling and drawing. Although we’re only four days in, I’ve put hours of it behind me. I posted a few pictures on instagram, and got a message from a friend asking if I could do some artwork for his band. I'm really excited about it, and hopefully they'll like the finished result when the time comes, in which case I'll put it up here. If not? Oh well..

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Friday, January 30, 2015

MARK LANEGAN @ SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE

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Wednesday night it was finally time for Mark Lanegan. The man's been in several bands, including Queens of The Stone Age and a Lead Belly cover band with Kurt Cobain. And then there's his incredible solo career. The man is a poet, a genius. He started the night with "when your number isn't up" accompanied only by his guitarist, I felt it in my bones. (Also worth mentioning; "When your number isn't up" is the first track of his best album "Bubblegum" - a must have in every CD collection).

Anyway - after a few songs the rest of the band joined them on stage, and we got a a mix of old and new songs. At one point I caught myself getting teary-eyed, that's how good his lyrics are. Between songs he was a man of few words, he introduced the band and said "thank you very much" a couple of times, but that was it. He didn't need to say anything else.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

PLAYLIST - OLD & NEW FAVOURITES

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Last night I was scrolling through my iTunes library when I decided to make a playlist of old and new favourite songs. I made it in Spotify, so it would be easier to share it. It’s a bit of a mix of everything, from David Bowie to Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, and Wanda Jackson to Thin Lizzy. So, if you've got six hours to spare - yikes, here's almost 100 songs to keep you entertained.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

MINI MANSIONS + ALEX TURNER @ THE LEXINGTON


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Last night it was time for a long awaited Mini Mansions gig, at my favourite venue, The Lexington. We got there three and a half hour before the gig started, and ended up spending quite alot of time and money in the bar – oups. An unknown amount of gin and tonics, and a sambucca shot later (on a school night – never again), it was showtime. Halfway through their set Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys joined them for their song ”Vertigo”, which was pretty cool. All in all a very good night. 13th of March I’m seeing them again, so bring on spring! 

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Saint Agnes @ Artrocker New Blood Festival

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Saint Agnes at the Artrocker New Blood festival at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen last night. My first Saint Agnes gig, but definitely not the last. They played a cover of my favourite The Doors song ”Roadhouse Blues” that just blew me away. I'm pretty sure most of the men in there were crushing on singer/guitarist/organist/tambourine-shaker Kitty Arabella, and probably a few of the girls as well. The world needs more female musicians like her.

Monday, January 5, 2015

LOVE KILLS?

I spent yesterday afternoon walking across London, from Camden to Kings Road and The Saatchi Gallery - first cultural event of 2015. One of the rooms just gave me the creeps, as it was filled with so called art made from human hair – yuk. But obviously I fell for the installation below. The Distillers’ song ”Deathsex” came to mind, together with the phrase "Love kills". (Which is also a Freddie Mercury song..) Before we left we stopped by the gallery shop and I got myself an 80p postcard of the two skeletons, which is now framed and hanging on my livingroom wall.


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Friday, January 2, 2015

SAINT AGNES

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One of my favourite things is life is comming across new bands that I fall in love with straight away. The ones that make you go ”WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!”, and Saint Agnes is one of those bands. I’ve bought everything I could find of them on iTunes, and it’s been on repeat for the last five hours. I'd describe their music as dirty 70's western rock, Dead Weather meets Tarantino. Pretty cool if you ask me. Next week I’m seeing them play Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, with support from one of my favourite live bands, Psyence. Not a bad start to 2015.