PURE CANDEMONIUM!

NME.COM reports from the indietastic London mini-fest...

The streets of CAMDEN were awash with indie last night,

as the infamous

corner of London again played host to its annual

CAMDEMONIUM

mini-festival.

The likes of Clearlake, Wilt and Bellatrix

played sets at

familiar Camden venues like The Underworld, Dingwalls,

The Monarch and

The Dublin Castle, entrance to which was possible by

flashing a lime-green

wristlet that came with purchase of a Camdemonium

ticket.

The festival – which has in previous years played host

to bands such as The

Wannadies, Echo & The Bunnymen and Brassy – is a

part of the annual

Camden Mix festival, which also takes in dance, jazz

and world music events

across Camden.

The absence of larger venues such as the Electric

Ballroom and The

Forum from the itinerary of the festival formerly known as

the Camden

Crawl, along with non-capacity crowds at almost all the

shows (only Action

Spectacular were turning punters away from their

Monarch show) suggest

that perhaps Camdemonium‘s appeal is becoming

somewhat, ahem,

selective. Also, the rumours that the local council has refused funding for next year’s event suggest this oe may be the last.

Such concerns did not seem to trouble the happy

attendees of

Camdemonium, however, who thrilled to sets from Yumi

Yumi, fraff,

Disorientee, Sing Sing, Robots In Disguise, Wilt, Action

Spectacular, Jacknife

Lee, Vegastones, Bellatrix, Clearlake and High Fidelity.