As you may well know, I play bass with The Proctors. I’m a band whore, I know. I saw them at London Popfest last year and remember being all ”This is the best band I’ve ever SEEN!!”. And now I play with them. Funny how things turn out.
Anyway. We went to Paris the other week. And I think I speak for all of us when I say we had a cracking time! A massive thankyou to Another Sunny Night for having us, you guys are magnificent (popstar sitters and indiepop tourist guides!) and it was a real honour to play your night! We played with 14 Iced Bears and I will always remember them as the only indiepop band to have a drum solo in their set. Wicked.
Next stop: New York City Popfest. Hopefully we will have an album by then, but who knows? I’m quite excited about seeing quite a lot of the bands. Some I’ve seen before (like always adorable The Smittens, Making Marks, Zipper, The School, Tigercats…), some I haven’t (Ringo Deathstarr, Ski Lodge, The Orange Peels and French Films). I want to see as many bands as possible but knowing me, I will be drinking beer outside, gossiping the festival away… Luckily, the excellent popfest people have made a Spotify list, so I know what bands I’ve missed when I come home.
Here’s a Paris picture of me, Ade and Gavin’s shoes (I’m glad I’m not in the same picture as Margaret because then you will realise she dresses much better than I do!). I don’t know who took it, but I found it on Another Sunny Night’s facebook.