Sooo, at the beginning of this year in the pits of January a beam of light called Laura Stevenson shone on our winter faces at the best boat venue in Bristol.
It is always great to see her play her music. Every time the crowd and atmosphere are completely different, whether playing to a rowdy crowd before a punk band or to an attentive audience. Laura supported Kevin Devine at Thekla, she always manages to captivate us. It was lovely to be able to catch up with her and take these shots.
Music is such a good way to get me out of winter hibernation, I find it really helps me get through shit whilst making memories to keep.
The Bouncing Souls and Pears played a phenomenal show at The Exchange in Bristol hosted by our esteemed Deadpunk Promotions. Bouncing Souls have been around for as long as I can remember and in that time they’ve released some of the most authentic punk music that gets me and my friends singing along and moving about. They have definitely been a big influence for many of us growing up.
Pears were on support and since seeing them in Groezrock earlier in the year I knew that they were worth the price of admission alone. Their newest album ‘Green Star’ combines all the things I love about punk into a single record. The mix of melodic, harmonious punk rock and fast, aggressive hardcore gets me every time. We loved swinging about at the front headbanging and sing screaming along.
It was great to be able to get a photo of Pears before they did their show and chat shit with them afterwards. An important part of what makes the punk scene exciting is how friendly touring bands can be. It’s great to have conversations with people that have grown up in completely different countries and cultures that share a love for this music.
Great memories made!
Come baaaack! ^_^.