Last Night: Strummervile Spring Sessions
Last night Culture and Life went down to the Hearn Street Car Park in Shoreditch, London, for the latest Strummerville Sessions from the Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music for an event billed as one day festival to showcase great fresh, new music talent. Headlining the late afternoon event that went on all the way till 5am in the morning was Frank Turner, one of the foundation’s leading examples of how their help can boost an unsigned talent’s future in the music industry.
The music press are always telling the public that typically British landfill indie is on the way out but last night’s selection of acts that ranged from the sublime to the ‘my ears could listen to all of this, but if i do I might lose some of my soul’. It is not to say this particular act were bad, they had some great commercial beats, but when your lead singer can hit about as many in-tune notes as Phil Neville has scored goals, then you know you have problems.
Strummerville events are always a blast, especially with the man who created the ‘indie party’, Tom Frog helping behind the scenes, there was no way it that the event wouldn’t be busy or full of an amazing vibe.
If you see an event invite on Facebook soon for the next Strummerville Sessions, I’d thoroughly recommend it… when the not so great acts are on go have a cigarette or buy some of the amazing merchandise.