1Club NME at Hackney’s Earth
Fans queued down the Kingsland Road to guarantee free entry to Club NME’s big comeback launch.
2Liam Fray of Courteeners
Speaking to NME prior to the show, Courteeners frontman Liam Fray spoke about the era in which Club NME was launched. “It was a bit of a whirlwind. It’s when it all started for us. Those were our formative years in those places with the lights out and stumbling over everybody.
DJ Rowena at Club NME
DJ Rowena spun indie disco classics to get punters in the mood before our headliners took the stage.
3Courteeners at Club NME
The band launched into 2013 hit ‘Are You In Love With A Notion?’ alongside ‘Lose Control’ and more from ‘ANNA’ to set the mood.
4Courteeners at Club NME
A lucky amount of fans squished in and climbed on each other’s shoulders for ‘The 17th’ from ‘Mapping The Rendezvous’.
5Courteeners at Club NME
Fray said to NME that the indie disco has a universal appeal. “It’s a release. I went to university but had a lot of friends who didn’t, and that was our one release for the week, whether you had your head in a book or were plumbing. That was the thing at the end of the week to look forward to.
6Courteeners at Club NME
Courteeners debut album ‘St Jude’ went to Number One earlier this year, fifteen years after its release. ‘Cavorting’ and ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ went down like a treat with a passionate crowd.
7Courteeners at Club NME
Following fan-favourite ‘Sycophant’, their closer ‘What Took You So Long?’ finished the set with one final singalong with the crowd.
8Courteeners at Club NME
Speaking to NME before the gig, Fray described the new album as “no filler” and that they hope to have something out by “the end of the year hopefully”.
9Carl Barat and Gary Powell (The Libertines) at Club NME
Surprise! The Libertines’ Carl Barat and Gary Powell played a secret DJ set to keep the party going.
10Carl Barat and Gary Powell (The Libertines) at Club NME
Mashing up The Killers with Gorillaz, and Kasabian with Beastie Boys, the duo brought some confetti cannons along to up the ante.
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