Monday, 14 July 2014

London - Astrakan at Ryan's Bar

Within a few days of the Folk Festival finishing we were heading to London to play a show at Ryan's Bar in Stoke Newington alongside Astrakan who had invited us to play that evening. First, however, we obviously had to stop at the British Museum, where we whiled away a few hours in the Islamic Art rooms before discovering the Pacific Islands area. After this a trip to the new Foyles bookstore was in order, the layout being more spacious than their previous location threw me into geographical turmoil as I attempted to navigate the new layout. Both of us managed to succeed in spending far too much money on lovely, lovely books. 

At Ryan's bar, just after we soundchecked, two strange folk arrived out of the blue: Sasha and Dmitry of Banana Pill, both over from Finland on a UK tour and who, having nothing better to do on their night off, had decided to come see us play. 

Banana Pill in London

Astrakan rocking out and sounding a bit like a rude version of Deerhoof. 

Next stop No Recording Studio and Lewes in Sussex for a show at the Cafe Des Artistes.

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