Clarks Originals, Clash & Strummerville bands review…

Five of our brilliant DIY bands – The Supernovas, The Joker and the Thief, The Riff Raff, Nimmo and the Gauntletts and Real Fur all played a series of exclusive in-store pop-up gigs at the Clarks Originals store at 101 Regents Street between February 15th-20th 2011.

Clash brought in five unique talents to the table – Pete and the Pirates, Summer Camp, Fyfe Dangerfield from the Guillemots, Cloud Control and The Pierces.

There was also an exclusive one off event featuring Guillemots, The Supernovas and The Pierces played a show on 17th of February at London’s Bath House, Liverpool St.

And here’s the reviews and photos…

The Supernovas

The Supernovas

“They don’t make them like The Supernovas any more. The four-piece cut a Holloway swagger right through the poshest precinct in town but arrived at the shop on time, pint of Gaymers, Sherman button-downs and Fred Perry.”

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The Joker and the Thief

The Joker and the Thief

View a photo gallery from The Joker And The Thief gig at Clarks Originals’ Regent Street shop for their ‘Original And Live’ gig series.

Photos by Marc Sethi

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Nimmo and the Gauntletts

Nimmo and the Gauntletts

Sometimes music moves you to look back in the past. Philip Larkin, groping his way to bed after a piss, comes across the moon through the curtains: “The hardness and the brightness and the plain / Far-reaching singleness of that wide stare..

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The Riff Raff

The Riff Raff

View a photo gallery from The Riff Raff gig at Clarks Originals’ Regent Street shop for their ‘Original And Live’ gig series. Photos by Marc Sethi.

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Real Fur

Real Fur

Accustomed to the soothing odour of fabric softener and gently ruminating washing machines, Real Fur seem a little startled to be playing to the thoroughfare of rush hour Piccadilly.

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