UO REVIEW: SOUND TRACKSMay 15, 2013
On to the next one…Sound Tracks Festival 2013! How many festivals do you know that involve live music on the train to and around a selection of London’s most uniquely designed and decorated locations? After last year’s success and only a few years young, Sound Tracks Festival has come back bigger this year – extending their venues and artist roster, so we thought we’d head down and hop on board!
1st stop: We headed down to Dalston Oxfam to check out a few bands (and pick up some vintage goodies whilst we were at it!) Dooks captured the crowd with her captivating voice…but don’t take our word for it, check out the video for her single Captain’s Waltz below:
Big ups to The Kemistry (with a K) who closed things up with a lively performance playing a few of their tracks plus a great cover version of Daft Punk’s new one “Get Lucky”. The megaphone was a nice touch too!
Down the road we went, where we hit up the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden for a spot of tea and intimate guitar session with folk singer Theo Bard. Despite the drizzle, the setting was blissful and serene with attendees of all ages enjoying the bbq on full whack.
Turns out gale force winds and partying on Dalston’s Roof Park don’t mix as we were moved over to the Old Boys Club down the road, where the eerily beautiful set up warmed to the sounds of all girl 3-piece Happy Hunting.
Trained midwife Woodpecker Wooliams, (who also played earlier on in the evening at the Brunel Museum) impressed us all with harp-led melodies coupled with enchanting tales of heartfelt meltdowns filling the air. Reminiscent of an early Bjork, her theatrical stage presence definitely got the crowd going to the tracks off their release late last year, The Bird School of Being Human.
One of the festival niches was the treat in store for those who travelled between Sound Track venues on the overhead line, or even if you didn’t, you were in for a treat to see some quality acoustic sets to keep you company for whatever your reason for travel, even if you weren’t a part of the festival experience, it made for a nice change for the average commuter too!
FH = Photos © Fred Hunter
Here’s a couple of snaps from what went else went down all about town:
JK = Photos © Joel Knight
Were you at Sound Tracks 2013? Let us know your best moment below!