Hot diggidy, that was fun!
Did you catch any of the VO5 NME Awards Tour 2018 shows? From established indie such as Peace and Franz Ferdinand to newcomers such as Park Hotel and Nelson Can, there were good times aplenty to be had – and we bloody well had ’em! Here’s a bunch of killer photos to prove that beyond any reasonable doubt. If you were there – hey, you might catch a glimpse of yourself. Hi, mum! And if not, here’s all the action-packed excitement from a party that lasted two months, took in 10 gigs and blew our tiny minds so many times we’re now unable to count.
Post-electronic dup Park Hotel tore down the iconic Moth Club in east London.
This woman was bloody loving it!
Brighton’s Yonaka combined massive rock’n’roll riffs with grinding electro.
It was the perfect way to honour – while still updating – the heritage of rock’n’roll venue The Garage.
Meanwhile, indie disco scamps The Modern Strangers brought proverbial disco ball to east London’s iconic Moth Club.
Look at ’em, like a Studio 54 Pete’n’Carl.
Parisian crooner Ryder the Eagle brought an altogether different vibe to the same venue. The songs were louche, but that didn’t prevent him from hotting up good and proper.
Brummie funksters Superfood brought their absurdist sense of fun to Scala.
It was an arms-in-the-air kind of night.
Danish rockers Nelson Can brought a goth-tinged hint of darkness to the VO5 NME Awards Tour shows.
The trio brought a palpable sense of foreboding, proving the power of their brooding electropop.
Liverpool’s art-rock upstarts The Mytserines brought buzzing layers of bass and cacophonous distortion.
And indie heroes Peace took to Omeara, the venue round the corner from the NME office, getting all excited for their upcoming album ‘Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll’.
Just look at this lot, singing their little hearts out – the kind of energy that characterised the VO5 NME Awards shows.
Dotty, the rapper often credited with bringing boo-bap back to the UK, supported A2 at Koko, helping to bring the shows the a suitably massive close.
And then it was up to introspective south London rapper A2 to help us bow out with grace and style, while still delivering a supremely energetic set. Which just about summed up two months’ worth of gigs, to be honest