Photojournal: A week in pictures at Brudenell Social Club

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.

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15616828348_ef1252b73b_z 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.

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From their jaw-dropping performance, it’s clear that White Miles have only gone from strength to strength since the last time that I saw them live.

15778597316_363b495e59_z Renowned for their expansive stoner rock sound, Monday evening’s headliners Truckfighters absolutely blasted the audience away…

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15803817332_3a24a564e0_z …until the jerk standing next to me ‘accidentally’ poured his pint all over the speakers, bringing an abrupt intermission to the set.

15862075002_ccd1c379d0_z 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.
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15836880206_f706c0c8e3_z Ty Seagall’s set meshed together elements of garage rock, punk rock, psychedelic and noise resulting in a truly eclectic set.

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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.

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15778686736_93e413668e_z After seeing them live for the first time, I can say with confidence that Ought are undoubtedly one of my favourite bands  and definitely ones to watch.

Sam Lewis 

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