Wednesday, October 21, 2009

We've moved blogs!

We won't post here anymore. Go to littlepicturesmusic.tumblr.com from now on. See you there

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Our first show in Amsterdam/Netherlands

So we've been hanging out here in Amsterdam for 3 weeks now. Looking for job, a place to live, and finishing recording our new EP.

Last night we played our first show in Amsterdam, and it was sweeet! We played at the closing party of a big open air film festival called Pluk De Nacht. It was an extremely well run show, the people who put this on are pretty amazing. The room was packed with about 500 people! Everyone we met was really friendly, and we even managed to bump into a guy that used to work at Mighty Mighty, a bar in Wellington that we played at a bunch of time. Small world. Great night!

Here are some pictures:



Saturday, August 8, 2009

Blogotheque

We played Midi Festival in the south of France and it was amazing! Blogotheque were there and asked us to do a little take away show. Here's some of the footage! See if you can spot Piklet, Joe, guys from Dent May, guys from Jeffery Lewis and guys from Jeremy Jay. Epic jams

http://liveweb.arte.tv/fr/video/Midi_Festival_Jour_1___Dent_May__Francois_Virot__Little_Pictures____/

Baby moved to Amsterdam

Yeeeah, we're living here. Sort of. We're in a temporary rental and looking for a permanent place and jobs. But we're here! And we're working on new recordings which are coming up pretty Millhouse.

Will post up tour photos and stories. Needless to say it was awesome, and we'll be touring Germany again in a couple of months.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Woah

Man we suck at updating. We have so many pictures and great stories, all will be revealed soon!

For now, here are some awesome pictures from a garden party we played in Kassel, in the backyard of our excellent booker Volker, how cool are these? (heaps more if you follow the link)

http://longlivethequiet.com/magicgarden.html


Friday, July 3, 2009

Berlin show, at the Bread & Butter Vice Party

We'll have blogs and pictures up about our Italian tour (which was amazing!!) as soon as we fix the camera (dropped and broken)! Until then:

We played in Berlin last night. There's a big fashion festival on in Berlin at the moment called Bread and Butter. We were playing at Vice magazine's party for the festival. It was a really crazy event at this big new half constructed hotel. It was an open bar and it was invitation only.

Everything was running really late and we didn't get to sound check, so our set was pretty bad, the worst all tour actually. Heaps of feeding back mics and stuff. The sound guy got mad at us afterwards for some reason too. I didn't quite understand why. Everyone was really loud and drunk. A guy tried to steal my saxophone after we played. People were trying desperately to get into the place, so the organisers had to barricade the door with upturned tables to keep people out.

It was WAY too much for us.

But luckily we met some really nice people, and some very kind people who said they liked our music. Two of these people were from a band we didn't know much about called Eight Legs who it turns out are really good. They'd played a show earlier in the day as part of the Bread and Butter festival and they said it was weird too. I'm glad we weren't the only ones who found it all a bit much. They offered to book some shows for us in England which was very nice of them.

We also met a couple of the other bands that played and they were really nice guys. One of the bands knew New Zealand band The Datsuns, which was weird. They actually sounded quite a bit like The Datsuns too.

Berlin seems like an awesome city! We met up with our lecturer and friend Geoff Stahl who's living there at the moment. It was great walking through the city, it's such a sprawling, massive city!

Anyway, it was a strange night but in the end it was all ok. The guy putting it on was fantastic, and everyone who was helping putting the thing on was friendly and nice. Every show on the tour has been really different, and this one was no exception.





Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lonato, I believe in you. Also: MJ RIP


So we just played in this really really cool bar called Locanda di Campagna just outside of Lonato, a little town in Northern Italy.

Because I got overexcited and dropped the camera lens first outside the venue there are no pictures right now... but hopefully we'll be able to upload some tomorrow. On a similar note, not a lot of blogging has happened about Italy, due to a combination of no internet, being really busy and extreme laziness. So I aim to fix that too in the very near future.

For now though, while it's still fresh (and so clean (no? too much? (too many brackets??))) tonight's show was really good. Once again, hospitality was amazing, possibly the best so far. The food we had tonight was definitely the best food I've had so far in Europe, and the bar brews it's own "crude" beer, which is very delicious. Our host Ruben kept offering us lots and lots of food and drink, and as well as that being awesome from a NOM NOM NOM perspective it also made us feel the most welcome we have so far at a venue. I had some reservations about tonight, just because the place is also a food place, and we've had some variable experiences at places where people are just hanging out eating at tables. But tonight people seemed to be properly into it, and there was a nice vibe.

Also we finally got to meet our Italian booker Alessandro, who has done a really amazing job for us. What a nice guy!

Now we're upstairs above the bar, where Ruben and his wife live. It kind of overlooks the bar's courtyard, so it's kind of like we're still down there being sociable and the like. This is pretty much my ideal venue situation - one where I can have a few drinks and talk to a few people and then move just 20 metres and sit alone on the net instead. My life is awesome.

Oh also, MJ died, how weird is that! Also Farrah Fawcett, but you know, not as shocking as MJ. Because I have no photos of tonight right now, here is a photo of MJ instead:




RIP MJ, RIP.