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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A Host Of Strummerville Bands To Take Over Regent Street

Clarks role within the history of music comes alive once more with bands playing at their pop-up shop at 101 Regents Street, London.

Clash has teamed up with Strummerville to bring the following unique, live and originals sets at 1pm and 6pm across five days of the project.

The shop will sell limited edition collaborations for SS11, including collaborations from Millerain and Laura Ashley. There is also a limited edition Festival Boot collaboration that comes in the Desert Boot, Wallabee and Natalie styles. £2 from every pair sold will be donated to Strummerville.

Tuesday 15th Feb
1pm: Pete and the Pirates
6pm: Real Fur

Wednesday 16th Feb
1pm: Nimmo and the Gauntletts
6pm: Summer Camp

Thursday 17th Feb
1pm: Fyfe Dangerfield
6pm: The Riff Raff

Friday 18th Feb
1pm: The Supernovas
6pm The Pierces

Saturday: 19th Feb
3pm: The Joker and the Thief
6pm: Cloud Control

More info on the Facebook event page

Summer Sessions Showcase 2010

On Sunday 13th June, 2010 we had our summer sessions showcase down at the yard. Thanks to everyone who played and everyone who came and enjoyed the day. We featured 12 live sets from these amazing bands & artists: Bone, Crowns, Rum Shebeen, Beans on Toast, The Supernovas, Gaolers Daughter, Thee Deadtime Philharmonic, Molotov Jukebox, Arrows of Love, Viv Albertine, Real Fur & Depot.

And this is the compilation of tracks from all the bands that performed this day. All tracks are free to download.

Photography by Caroline True – Sunday 13th June 2010
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