March 14, 2008 13:59

Babyshambles' Drew McConnell unveils new band

Bassist performs new songs in London

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BabyshamblesDrew McConnell performed his first gig with his new project, Helsinki, in London last night (March 13).

The bassist, sporting an acoustic guitar, fronted the five-piece band supporting Kid Harpoon at Camden's Dingwalls venue.

As well as playing a selection of new songs, including an instrumental post-rock-influenced number, McConnell performed a jazz version of Babyshambles'Delivery'.

Helsinki[/a] also covered Manu Chao’s [b]'Lagrimas De Oro' during the set, which saw him start off solo before being joined by the band on the second song.

Before the first track, McConnell told the crowd: "If any more of my friends get arrested, I’m leaving the country."

Helsinki are set to support Kid Harpoon again at his show at Brighton’s Pressure Point on March 15.

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