As I am the world's worst blogger, most of you won't know that for the last few months I have been lucky enough to be working on a project with the good people over at Last FM. I have been shooting "pop up" gigs in various cool locations across London featuring some very cool bands.
Last week I shot the last one of the year, and as the band in question are currently rocking my world I figured I would work backwards through the lot of them. So without any more waffle, I give you: We Are Augustines.
If you haven't heard of them yet I guarantee in a few months time they will be everywhere. They play the most impassioned soulful americana-tinged rock you will ever hear.... think the gravelley working-man ethics of Bruce Springsteen, with the sweeping cinematics of Elbow, combined with the lyrical paintings of Bright Eyes and you won't be far off the mark.
Their album "Rise Ye Sunken Ships" is easily in my top 3 albums of the year and is both heartbreaking and strangely uplifting all at the same time - I implore you to get a copy and dive headlong in. It's an old fashioned album that needs to be listened to on headphones while you read the lyrics.
These pictures were all shot in the Book Club in Hoxton when they played an exclusive acoustic performance for Last FM and I would like to thank Billy, Eric and Rob for being so welcoming and downright awesome. See you in February guys.
Thanks for taking the time to look at these....now go buy some music!