Babyshambles’ Drew McConnell unveils new band

Bassist performs new songs in London

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 ‘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.