Friday, 31 July 2009

the oddest venue ever...

Ok so, on Thursday night we drove all the way to Harlow, Essex, to see RLC in a venue called The Square. My first impression of Harlow is that it's one of the ugliest towns I've ever seen. I apologise if anyone is offended by my opinion, but honestly that 60's architecture made all of grey concrete is not my cup of tea. And in fact the venue is just off a huge roundabout and from it you can enjoy the view on some of these massive blocks of flats made of concrete and occasionally glass (windows, you know).

The venue. Ok. Shall we call it a venue? I guess so because actually bands play (or try to play) in there, but from the outside it looks more like a school or a canteen, rather than a club!

As far as the support bands are concerned, I will spend a couple of words about Goldhawks, who in my opinion were pretty damn good!! They reminded me of Soul Asylum, a band I very much liked in my teenage years (sigh!). Definitely recommended, so check them out when you have a second.

Needless to say, Red Light Company were as great as usual, despite the venue was obviously not up to them, with the volume way too loud, the stage way too small, and the *crowd* way too weird and not really interested in what they were watching.

This is the setlist of that night:

and this is one of the unexpected songs they played, a great cover of Paper Planes by M.I.A.

(video by Robert Pike, Boidus)

More material to come in the next few days, so make sure you stay tuned!

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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Exclusive live pics as promised!

Good morning everyone, and as promised, here are some amazing shots from RLC's performance at Ben&Jerry Sundae on The Common last Sunday, July 26th.

All photos are © Robert Pike.

I hope you like them at least as much as I do, and don't forget to let me know what you think!!

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Monday, 27 July 2009

Just a little starter ...

Wooooohooo... so this is the first post FROM the UK!! :-) That is kind of exciting, isn't it?? Well, it is for me anyway! So I'm just back from three-amazing-days in London which very accidentally coincided with my birthday and have got some great great great material coming up... But it's still early for that so for the moment just check out these photos of the RLC's performance at the Ben & Jerry Sundae on the Common festival, which took place yesterday (and last Saturday) at Clapham Common.

Before anyone is tempted to comment negatively on the quality of these photos, let me say that I was soooooooo excited to see the guys playing live again (at last!!!) that I forgot my precious camera at home and was forced to take pictures with my mobile... Terrible, I know!! But I have said before that this is a fan blog, haven't I?? So no pretence of being professional at all here... Luckily enough though, someone much more professional, serious and less excitable than me brought an excellent camera along and took some brilliant photos... which I won't show you yet! HA HA! :D

For now enjoy these... And think that the best has yet to come!! :-)

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Friday, 17 July 2009

Photos from Oxegen 2009

Hi everyone! So this looooong summer of festivals is offering us a lot of material to talk about, lucky us!! This time we're in Ireland for the Oxegen festival, where RLC opened the O2 stage on Saturday afternoon.

The pictures are all by Antonio, our good Italian friend! Enjoy and tell us what you think!!

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