Saturday night I headed over to Pressed to check out a couple of local pop combos, Wood Lake and Lovegood; also on the bill, Losergeek, the solo project from Finders Keepers' Chris Cook. Chris started things off. It doesn't stray too far from 1980s indie rock love featured in his other bands, perhaps with a bit of a punkier feel (and a cover of Mission of Burma's That's When I Reach for My Revolver).
The other side of Chris!
Lovegood's musical DNA also seems to spiral out of the music I was listening to as a teenager (that's about three decades ago, for those of you keeping track at home), in this case indie pop with a good groove - it's all a bit Madchester. Here's bassist Jamison and drummer Mike.
Staring action with Oskar!
Salt and pepper and Mike.
Guitar action with Rob!
Over to Wood Lake, who apparently began as Blue Oyster Cult-fancying teens under the name Kobahlt before going in a more atmospheric direction. Here's bassist Colin.
Harry strums a bit!
The whole lot (didn't catch the keyboardist's name, sorry!).
He's behind there somewhere.
And that's that!