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
From hereon-in The 405 is to invite photographer/artists types to guest produce a feature; and as guest Photo Editor they are to have free reign on what subject or imagery to tackle. Up for inclusion will be a myriad of photo-related topics based on what others are already lined-up; from non-music related photo-books, art-based exhibitions and illustrations. Yup, it's going to be a broad affair bathed in a vibrant elective basin - not always even set in the realms of music. [read more]
Regular readers will be aware that we have a penchant for the disposable camera - categorise it under the lo-fi/DIY love-in if you want. So with this in mind, we dropped an armful of disposable cameras around the Field Day site in Victoria Park, with instructions to take photos and pass around. [read more]
It is now August. Yeah, I have no idea how that was allowed to happen either. So that means it's time to have a recap of July in the form of photographs from our super bunch of busy photographers. Given the season expect to see a healthy dose of festival shots included. [read more]
Nina Kinert is one of those unusual people, you donÂ´t expect to be unusual. When I entered the venue, I was already running late and in such a hurry to get to the front I forgot to take notice of the fact that the room was close to being completely empty. Only 20 minutes prior to the show it made me feel a little sad for Kinert. When she came on stage to play the Melkweg venue in Amsterdam last night no one even noticed she was already there. So she waited patiently for ... (continued) [read more]