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I am lucky to be living in South London at a time when it is teeming with emergent musical talent. I am never happier, than when visiting one of the dwindling number of 'proper' music venues in London, particularly round Brixton and Peckham where such places still exist, and witnessing nights of incredible songwriting and musicianship. It feels like a special time, a creative upswell that I feel compelled to record, something I love to do. I have documented the rise of the Fat White Family, from their earliest acoustic sets at Andy Hank Dog's long standing Easycome nights in Peckham, and continue to be thrilled by the world class performers who start out, or experiment, or collaborate there. Venues like The WIndmill, Brixton, Queen's Head, Brixton and Bird's Nest, Deptford are daily hosting thriving local talent. I have come to know and love the 'usual suspects' on the scene, musicians, proprietors, photographers, hardcore friends and fans, fucking one-off nutjobs. It feels like family. These pages are updated regularly with new photos and video of the latest happenings, please Click the Follow button to receive regular updates. All Photographs published on this site are Copyright Lou Smith/ I have Posted these images at a large size and without watermarks so you can actually enjoy them. Please feel free to Enjoy, Comment and share images, using a link to this site. But, please ask for permission before any commercial use including use in blogs, reviews or to promote events. Use of images for these purposes must include the photo credit: ©Lou Smith and the link:
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TRASHMOUTH RECORDS PARTY inc “KHAKI TEARS” Album Launch – Warmduscher + Meatraffle, Pit Ponies, Bat-Bike, Madonnatron & DJ battle

The unstoppable Trashmouth Records celebrating the release of Khaki Tears by Warmduscher with a label-mates party at the hallowed Windmill, honorary home to all things good in music in South London, featuring all usual suspects, reaching peaks of frenzy rarely witnessed north of the river. Warmduscher topped the bill with a near evangelical zeal, with the mosh whipped into stage invading fervour.

RIDDLES @ Rough Trade East for Record Store Day.

Riddles celebrate their double A-side single launch by tearing it up at Rough Trade East today. Earlier in the week I shot the second part of the official promo for ‘Wizards of War’ which will be getting an exclusive premiere very soon now. It’s going to be huge.  A live performance of Wizards of War from today’s event appears below.

Trashmouth Records Label-mates party @ The Shacklewell Arms, Madonnatron, Pit Ponies, Meatraffle, Taman Shud.

Trashmouth Records held their Label-mates party at The Shacklewell Arms, with a showcase of four of their top bands. Some great music, some great free rum, some great legs…..

Easycome, White Horse, Peckham, 4/3/2015 and Canavan’s Pool Hall after.

Another great night at Easycome with Music from amongst others, Misty Miller, Riddles, Flameproof Moth, Lewis Floyd Henry, Karen Barnes…. Then over to Canavan’s Pool Hall for an hour’s pool and shenanigans.


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