In Photos Special: Independent Label Market 2012 - Spitalfields
The 405 spent a thoroughly pleasant couple of hours at the Independent Label Market in Spitalfields - where a dangerous (to our wallets anyhow) amount of vinyl, CDs, cassetes, badges, coffee and hangovers were on offer, from all our favourite labels.
A smashing atmosphere in terms of company and goodwill was absorbed, alongside a range of oddities to explore. Such as the 'Bobby Womack Experience' via XL Recordings; simply stick your head in an astronaut's helmet, and see what Womack would see and hear. Check out the photos from the annual London-based event in this article.
Warp Records, who served up a tombola
Smiley chaps at Lex
Sunday Best in their Sunday best
Full Time Hobby, the label that Seams recently signed to...
...And a Seams bag nearby
R&S Records, who had a great deal of test pressings and other goodies on offer
The Bobby Womack experience at the XL Recordings stall
Chess Club, who we learned went to great lengths to source these retro cassette players
Factory Floor at the O. Genesis stall
The Fabric stall, where a lucky dip was on offer for £5; prizes from Fabriclive Cd's to fabricfirst memberships
With the strong stench of possibilities in regards to new starts (condensed in syntax form to that month known as September) upon us, it is time for our monthly look back at the previous month. Yes, August. August is somewhat of a dry month in terms of gigs - unlike the weather ay - what with festival season in full swing; so a cut-down version of In Photos is evident here, and a rather outdoorsy affair it is too. These are some of the best images taken by our talented crew. [read more]
So September has come and gone, though it seems arbitrary exercise to assign meaning to months currently given this leftfield weather. Thankfully gig season is as reliable as ever following the summer drought and thus we have a packed In Photos Special for you this month from our talented pool of shutterbugs. [read more]
The 405 covered The Playground Presents night at Koko recently - and had a photographer on hand to cover the likes of XXYYXX, Blackbird Blackbird and more with a behind the scenes twist. [read more]
With faint wafts of some kind of Dadaist experiment, The 405 are to leave disposable cameras around gigs and festivals across the country with some written instructions on; the instructions in short is to simply take some photos ('Use me' crudely handwritten on the camera) and pass it along to someone else. [read more]