Slagheap are my new favourite band! Gav said this gig was the best show we’ve been to this year and I agree. Slagheap sound like The Slits but are better musicians, more funny and more danceable. We bought their LP at the show and played it as soon as we got home. I hope they play in London again soon.
Today we had a fun pre-gig practice with Mike (Dinosaur Skull) who is standing in for Tabi on drums at the Queens Head tomorrow. We are so excited about this gig, we’ve been playing gigs for almost 23 years and for most of that we’ve been the ‘token girls’ in a man’s domain. This is the first time we have played on such a female centric line up (Mike will be the only man on stage all night). 23 years ago we could only dream of this line up happening. Mike organised this gig, and when he was choosing the bands for the night he said that it didn’t hit him until the line up was fixed that he would be the only man on stage all night, and he said that he wants to wear a ‘token male’ T-shirt to the gig, (so I drew him wearing it).
The Stupids played at the Black Heart in Camden. It was a great show – mix of ages and really good atmosphere with 3 great bands. Noise Complaint were on first and, for me, stole the show. They are amazing.
Cheryl’s hen night with the pUKEs & Hard Skin. We drank vodka, played ukuleles, Cheryl got plastered in tacky hen night crap and Hard Skin were the finale of a brilliant night. I drew this one when I got home after the gig, and I’d had a couple of alcoholic beverages so it is a bit rubbish. I like Sean in it though, even though his trousers should have been khaki instead of blue.