Tribes cover The Kinks at intimate acoustic London gig

The Camden band bring the current series of Durex's 'Intimate Sessions' to a close with a tiny show

Tribes brought the current series of Durex’s Intimate Sessions to a close last night (October 9) as they played a special gig in West London’s Bush Hall.

Lucky competition winners saw the Camden band play a rare acoustic set, stripping back songs from their debut album ‘Baby’ as well as tracks from 2013’s ‘Wish To Scream’ LP.

The group played with a stripped back line-up, with much of the gig featuring only singer Johnny Lloyd and bassist Jim Cratchley, who switched to guitar for the night. Drummer Miguel Demelo joined the pair on guitar for versions of ‘We Were Children’ and ‘How The Other Half Live’.


“I think this is maybe our third acoustic gig ever,” Lloyd told the crowd. During ‘We Were Children’, he explained: “This is the part of the song where I’d normally jump into the crowd. I’m not feeling that tonight… would that be intimate?”

Later, as Lloyd introduced a cover of The Kinks’ ‘Sunny Afternoon’, he explained their choice of tribute, saying: “Everyone loves The Kinks, right? I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t.” The trio finished a few songs later with a rendition of ‘How The Other Half Live’.

Tribes played:

‘Coming Of Age’
‘Corner Of An English Field’
‘Bad Apple’
‘We Were Children’
‘Halfway Home’
‘Sunny Afternoon’
‘Never Heard Of Graceland’
‘How The Other Half Live’

Previous artists to have played as part of Durex’s Intimate Sessions’ include Wretch 32 and Little Comets.