Photojournal: A week in pictures at Brudenell Social Club
In early November, Swedish desert rockers Truckfighters returned to the UK for a six date tour. Brudenell Social Club was, naturally, selected as a venue for one of these exclusive dates. Photographer Sam Lewis brings you the blood, sweat and tears of this event – and two others – in stunning high definition.
My week-long stakeout at Brudenell Social Club began at a Truckfighters gig on Monday. Supporting them were White Miles, a band I first met on their UK tour when they were supporting Courtney Love.
On their official website, White Miles describe themselves as a ‘dirty pole dance stoner blues rock duo’, a term that epitomises the rawness of their vocals over Medina Rekic’s soaring guitar riffs and Hansjorg Loferer’s relentless drumming.
Twenty four hours later I find myself back at the Brudenell. I brace myself for carnage as Ty Segall takes to the stage in front of an extremely energetic and incredibly sold out Leeds crowd.
Ty Seagall’s set meshed together elements of garage rock, punk rock, psychedelic and noise resulting in a truly eclectic set.
My week came to a close as I was treated to a fantastic set by a band that, until recently, I knew very little about. Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Ought are a post-punk outfit defined by the restlessness that pervades their songwriting and performances.