Where to start, eh? Since you last read, we broke our Small World Spring Gathering cherry. This gig also featured the amazing Phoebe Gorry on BV’s…Keep your eye’s peeled, she’ll be singing with the Luna crew more and more often in the coming months. The festy itself was stunning! Having not been to a proper festy in over a year it felt a bit strange seeing the smells and smelling the sights of a festival after so long….and we’d all missed it sooo much! We’ll be playing on the Small World stage at Secret Garden Party on Friday as well so if you’re intent (pun sort of intended) at the time make sure it’s the Small World tent!
We also played the very lovely Lowde Fest, a small family oriented deal. Although the festy was small the stage we played was pretty cotton pickin’ big! It was equally daunting and liberating…Most of us have never had that much space on stage. I had to send a carrier pigeon to Junior Blue to ask for a bottle of water.
The Luna HQ channelled the spirit of Neil Buchanan (from Art Attack for our extraterrestrial fans) for a few days and we all went arts and crafts crazy. We’re making our own hand made CD cases using this modern thing called Origami and decorating them ourselves as well, which means EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM is different to the other. They’ll only be available from gigs for the time being so come see us, have a dance and take home a personalised E.P.
Our time is East Ham is beginning to draw to a close which all of us are pretty happy about. Bye bye leaky toilet! Bye bye blocked sink! Sayonara little mice! Onwards and upwards!
Honestly, our garden is looking like Jumanji manifested in East London. Robin Williams went in there the other day. We haven’t seen him since. Oh, no. There he goes.
Well, that’s it I suppose. I’m going to get more in depth with these as time goes by. Which it does. There’ll be links to stuff we’ve all been finding interesting like videos, articles, porn. The usual stuff.
Till next time. Be excellent to each other. Toodle-oo! x
Well, here we are. Blog no. 2. It’s been a while since the last rambling (bling for goats?) from the Luna crew…Some things have changed: we’re living in London now. Other things haven’t: our neighbours are still annoyed with us. The migration to the Big Smoke was fraught with peril and conniving landlords and estate agents. We all made it though, lighter of wallet but happier of heart, eggcited to begin our adventure in the capital. Biscuits quickly got himself acquainted with the local(ish) jam nights, the others with the local takeaways. We also saw the hallowed ground upon which the “One Pound Fish” man stood and inspired a generation to “get fishy wid it” as the Fresh Prince would say.
Although it’s not the most happening place to be, East Ham has inspired a new tune of ours entitled “East Ham”. Check the video page, innit bruv. We’ve also got some escapades planned around this incredible city, so check back regularly to hear about stuff we’re going to get up to.
Winter was a tough one this year but during our hibernation, everyone at Luna HQ pulled their fingers out of various orifices and started getting shit done (after washing our hands, of course). And, lo and behold, with the help of some amazing people we released our first E.P. entitled Mr Sunshine, built a website, got some cool videos done and started putting together a Summer gig list which is looking epic! Much, much Love to EVERY member of the Luna family that has helped us get here by recording videos, helping our producer, taking photos, coming up with artwork ideas and giving positive and negative feedback. On stage and off.
We’re always on the lookout to collaborate with new creative people so if you’re a promoter, director, photographer, artist or whatever, get in touch!
Well, I best wrap this up before it turns into some memoirs or something…In closing: Time is relative, like your aunt, but hopefully it won’t be as long between blogs. Toodle-oo!
I’m writing this whilst gazing out of the patio doors onto a tumultuous sky with the potential for a fuck off thunderstorm if we’re lucky. I’m struck by the similarity between storms and gigs…the build up of energy which is physically palpable, the excitement in the air, the gathering of all the elements and the final release of energy in a concentrated burst that encompasses all in the vicinity. Or something.
These be exciting times at Luna central…With our first gig a mere Meerkats throw away, we’ve been polishing our hair, shining our shirts and generally making haste to get a set together in time. The practices have been hotting up, much to the annoyance of our neighbours and tunes have been arranged, rearranged, mopped, tickled and fiddled into being. They seem to take on a life of their own whilst we’re away and are never the same when we come to play them again. How much consciousness does music have? Can ideas have ideas of their own? Should I put these cookies away?
The girls are donning their Trilby’s and the lads tightening their corsets (I think that’s the right way round) and excitement seems to be a side dish on everyones dinner plate with a little dollop of first gig nerves sat just next to the Yorkshire puddings of delight….Mmmmm.
So if you’re free on the 24th of April come down to the Boileroom for a veritable feast of auditory delights. Our good friends ‘Coda’ are also on the bill and they’ve got a whole new bag of tunes to unleash as well. These guys are amazing at what they do and damn nice chaps as well. Also on the bill are ‘The Adamski Kid’ who actually defy description apart from saying they defy description. Very much looking forward to seeing how it works live as the recordings are mental. And last but by no means least are ‘The General’ with their very own brand of feel good Gypsy pop. Saw these guys at Beach Breaks last year and was well impressed. They’ve got a knack of creating really catchy melodies and that special something that gets feet a tappin’. All in all, I reckon it’s going to qualify as “ill” as the kids say these days.