Evans The Death – Cable Street Blues (Live at the Windmill)

After a six month hiatus that followed the release of their third album Vanilla, perennial underdogs of the folding Fortuna Pop! label, Evans The Death, made a welcome return to the stage at the Windmill in Brixton. With the line-up seemingly expanded to a stage-swelling six-piece with Porridge Radio’s Georgina Statt on keys, the band still tread a fine line between mess and magnificence, the latter displayed on this spirited version of Vanilla’s “Cable Street Blues”. Somebody throw these guys a life jacket full of money and another record label to call home. Life wouldn’t be the same without them.… Read the rest

Echo Lake – Lexington, London

Echo Lake + Evans The Death
The Lexington, London
October 1, 2012

To say that 2012 hasn’t been the easiest of years for Echo Lake would be a very sad understatement. The tragic loss of their drummer Pete Hayes coinciding with the release of their debut album was a crushing setback for this wonderful London band-in-ascendant. To make a difficult time that much harder, vocalist Linda Jarvis recently broke her collarbone in a bicycle accident and prior to the show was walking around with her arm in a sling. For a band on the first date of their postponed album release tour you have to admire the way Echo Lake have handled the cards dealt them.… Read the rest