Through the lens of Lou Smith.

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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/ lousmithmedia.com. 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: http://lousmithmedia.com/
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Madonnatron, Shacklewell Arms, Flufferfest.

Madonnatron opening up on the Sunday @ Flufferfest, Shacklewell Arms.

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©Lou-Smith 2015-05-27 at 00.03.05

Easycome, White Horse, Peckham 13/05/2015.

Another top night at Hank’s Easycome in Peckham last night. RIDDLES, Misty Miller, Lewis Floyd Henry, Hank Dog, Flameproof Moth, Dan Hunt, to mention a few.

War Horse comes to Peckham.

Members of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment congregated on Lyndhurst Way in Peckham this morning. They were joined by Joey, the National Theatre’s life-size puppet horse from War Horse. They were there as part of a project devised by local Artist and social historian Melissa Jo Smith  to re-create a scene captured in 1915 in the exact same location. Click on the image to zoom. 

 Lyndhurst panorama

Rufskull at The Windmill.

Rufskull, Popskull, aka Rufus Miller, was on fire at The Windmill Sunday night! This guy can play a borrowed guitar like nobody’s business, when he’s not being stage right gold -top don for RIDDLES where he also plays like nobody’s business, and LOUD as FUCK! See previous post

RIDDLES Wizards of War Video Launch, Black Heart, Camden 07/05/2015

Due to technical constraints too dull to recount here, the actual video was never played, but at least we got to watch the backing video on loop to augment the rifftastic RIDDLES shredding up the heavy PA till our ears bled.

Anyway the full video can be seen here in all its HD glory!

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