We began our October stint of shows last night at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch, London. Despite a rocky start and quite a few hitches along the way, it was a pretty enjoyable affair.
The night began with massive traffic issues for all bands playing, and by 8.15 the doors had been open since eight and no bands were there. As can be expected the in house promoter wasn't best impressed. Luckily things turned out okay and after a slight delay it got on track.
Munroe effect opened up following a selection of hits by Thrash Hits DJs, which seemed to include numerous plays of Andrew WK! Unfortunately they were jinxed with technical gremlins and watched by a rather static crowd, but fought through and powered on honourably.
These monsters took their chance to wake the crowd up and were steaming along, all until the moment when the guitar amp head they borrowed of us went flying to the floor and taking a couple of scars on the way. We missed the rest of their set fixing the amp, which fortunately got going again.
Our set seemed to alright, a little rusty being the first of the tour, but not too shabby. We opened with some old faithfuls then chucked in a few new songs, which I think we'll be doing more of this tour.
The drive home was a killer and this bus journey isn't too inspiring after 4 hours sleep. Oh well. Next up is Friday 8th at The Flapper for &U&I Ep release show