Yonaka, in my opinion, is the future of commercial rock'n roll. They manage to take a genre that has gone a bit stale and are pumping new blood and life into it by seamlessly blending riffs and bass so heavy they'll blow you away, with anything from pop to tribal to hip-hop and RnB. All the while being so utterly catchy they'll make you dance while being flung into the wall at the very back of the venue.
Hailing from Brighton Yonaka is part of the huge wave of bands coming out of the city, marking it even stronger on the musical map of Britain. Their gig at The Garage in London was sold out weeks in advance, these are some shots of the triumphant set they played. Click on picture for larger version.
After a bit of a break from concert photography it was great to be back in the pit again, especially for none other than Norwegian heroes a-ha! The fact that the gig was at the massive O2 Arena in London didn't make matters worse, here's a selection of shots from the night. Click on pic for bigger version.
Walk The Moon returned to Oslo 3 years after their previous gig at John Dee, and this time they played at slightly bigger Rockefeller! Last time they came to visit I interviewed them (read the interview in Norwegian HERE (try google translate for English version?), but this time there was no time in my schedule for that, so I just went to Rockefeller Music Hall to capture the gig with my camera. Amazing amazing gig, and exactly what we need up North at the end of a long dark and cold winter. Thought I'd share some of the shots I got with you!
As always, click the thumbnails below to see bigger size pictures.
Last weekend, the massive music and media festival by:Larm (think a Nordic SXSW) happened in Oslo, Norway, and I worked there as a photographer and concert reviewer. Many amazing gigs were seen, some less good were endured, and I thought I'd share some of the shots here with you. The picture at the top of the page is Norwegian artist ARY, one of the most impressive gigs I saw at the entire festival. Watch out for this girl!
Check out the gallery below, and as always, click on the thumbnails beneath for full size.
Australian Tame Impala played a sold out concert at Oslo's Sentrum Scene last night, an amazingly colourful gig. I was there to take pictures and review the gig, check out the gallery below! (The review - in Norwegian - can be read here). To see bigger size pictures, click on the thumbnails below the gallery.
Of Monsters and Men played a lovely gig at Sentrum Scene in Oslo a couple of weeks ago, and up until the day before the gig, it seemed no photos or reviews would be seeing the light of day afterwards, since the band had one of the ridiculous photo contracts some bands try and force upon us ("you do the hard work, we own the result"). After all the Norwegian media had given notice of boikott however, the contract magically disappeared, and the band and audience could read about the gig in newspapers and media the next day. Here are the pictures I got, after finally getting a chance to test out my new lense (sigma 50mm f4.1) in low lighting. Click on the pix for bigger versions, and enjoy!
Norwegian band Team Me are starting to make it big outside Norway, and recently released their second album Blind As Night. The release gig was held at Rockefeller in Oslo, and these are some shots I got at the concert.