Through the lens of Lou Smith.

Welcome to Lou Smith Media Site

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 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.

Easycome Acoustic, 25th Feb, 2015.

There’s nowhere like home, and home on a Wednesday night in South London is Easycome Acoustic, hosted by the loveable/irascible Andy Allan. There’s been some spectacularly moving, intense, intimate, explosive nights here over the years. Long may it be so.


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