The Stuff Of KingsPosted: December 15, 2013
Now that we’ve had a full week to let the dust settle, Howlround would like to say a huge thank you to all of our friends who came down to Kings Place on Sunday 8th December to watch us quite literally play the building. It was great to finally bring to fruition a project several months in the making, and the feedback and support we received have been hugely encouraging. Particular thanks must go to our official photographer Lisa Hack, who took all of these amazing pictures and asked for nothing more than a pint of shandy and a pat on the back. She received both.
Highlights of the performance itself will doubtless appear on these pages once we’ve had a chance to go through it all properly and pull out our favourite moments. In the meantime, here’s an extract from one of our demos we put together beforehand in preparation, this one made entirely from a single recording of a Kings Place door handle. Altered rather drastically during the final performance, it’s presented here for your delectation, in it’s original unmolested form; along with a significantly accelerated version of our specially prepared stage visuals:
There’s plenty more where that came from, I can assure you. Our thanks once again to promoter, Esther Ainsworth, lovely sound engineer Carina and my own dear Father, Mr. The Fog Snr, who was severely reprimanded by the ushers for his attempts to smuggle bottles of sparkling water onto the stage. Let this be a lesson to us all.
With our ushers, sparkling water and radiophonic old-world charm, Howlround is fast becoming a decidedly classy and distinctive affair. By the time of our next performance at Cafe Oto in January we’re even hoping to have acquired a butler. Fingers crossed…