Monthly Archives: September 2013

My @HotHeadShow preorder turned up today. Even had a little handwritten note from the band. Perfect :D – 2013-09-11 17:39:03

My @HotHeadShow preorder turned up today. Even had a little handwritten note from the band. Perfect :D
My @HotHeadShow preorder turned up today. Even had a little handwritten note from the band. Perfect 😀

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Faps & Waps with @dawbes. Nuff said… – 2013-09-07 20:03:57

Faps & Waps with @dawbes. Nuff said...
Faps & Waps with @dawbes. Nuff said…

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Present from America! A Brownie Bullet and some 127 roll film! – 2013-09-07 19:38:40

Present from America! A Brownie Bullet and some 127 roll film!
Present from America! A Brownie Bullet and some 127 roll film!

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I’ve been waiting to see this bloke play for YEARS! Roll on Nov 7th! – 2013-09-07 11:51:32

I've been waiting to see this bloke play for YEARS! Roll on Nov 7th! #MarkLanegan #allkindsofawesome
I’ve been waiting to see this bloke play for YEARS! Roll on Nov 7th! #MarkLanegan #allkindsofawesome

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ArcTanGent Festival – The best fun you can have in a field!

Been a little while since my last proper post, been a rather hectic summer with work and photos and school holidays and everything. I know, no excuse at all! Still…

So…

Last weekend it was the first incarnation of a wonderful little festival called ArcTanGent, run by the same people that do the 2000 Trees Festival. Myself and a group of randoms went down to listen to many bands that I like, and many that I’d heard good things about (often through the Echoes and Dust blog), but for me, mainly to celebrate a good friend’s 40th year on this planet 🙂

Particularly due to the last mentioned point, I fully expected to get somewhat messy during some points of the weekend, and so I decided to leave the beloved DSLR at home (mainly for the fear of losing it in a field somewhere near Bristol…) and take a couple of film cameras with me instead. My reasoning being that if I broke them/lost them/submerged them/gave them away while drunk I’d only have to pay about £50 to get some fairly decent replacements.

So, I boldly strode into the breach armed only with my trusty Olympus OM 10 and Pentax P30, one roll of Fuji Velvia 50, one roll of Pan F 50, one roll of XP2 Super 400 and a random roll of Boots Gold ISO 200. So a rather mixed bag, just the way I like it!

Suffice to say that the Festival was a storming success! I think that during the whole weekend there was only one or two bands that didn’t catch my imagination. The vast and overwhelming majority were absolutely stunning! The stand out acts for me personally were And So I Watch You From Afar who blew both my brain and my eardrums to bits, Future of the Left, who were incredibly noisily brilliant, Manchester’s own Cleft and Charlie Barnes, Bristol’s awesome ANTA, and the rather unexpected and leftfield brilliance of SJ Esau.

If you want to hear more about the music, I’ll leave most of that wordy goodness to those folks at Echoes and Dust who are far more competent wordsmiths than I, so click this link if you want to hear all about it…

What I will do though, is leave you with the best of the photos from those four films that I want through from Thursday to Saturday. Do go listen to some of that music if you’re interested in noisy guitars and intricately played excellence. You might even like it so much you want to buy some!

P.S. The  people wrestling were doing it for fun, not fight… just to be clear…

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Stunning Levenshulme sunset. – 2013-09-04 18:56:59

Stunning Levenshulme sunset.
Stunning Levenshulme sunset.

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