Photos by Paul Hughes
What a wingding. What a Shakedown. What a tear-up. An evening of triple win amazingness was had by Howling Black Soul Dr X , The Ends - and the Railway's assembled drinkers and dancers.As Piley says it was like having three headliners.
Huge salutes due to everyone who played, danced and drank and Duncan on the desk for the wall of sound..
Howling Black Soul were majestic. Their album is already one of Podrophenia's highlights of the year, but live they somehow even outdid that! Incredible sound, proper R.O.C.K vocals!
Leicester's Dr. X were playing their first ever show in Southend (possibly Essex, maybe the South in general!), and what a treat it was. Mesmerising seeing them create such a amazing sound from home made, hand-crafted instruments, ingenious! Loads of great feedback on them during the rest of the evening and the CDs seemed to be selling well too!
And The Ends? They are like an incendiary bomb going off! A sonic boom of unrelenting energy . Power-pop punk tunes, super-chargedstage presence, and an electric bunch of musicians.
And behold our first moshpit - so lively that even lead Mike dived in! .Southend rocks..
And watch out for the large format poster of the Ends new single sleeve (and vinyl debut) out on Podrophenia Records in 2015
Hurrah, hats aloft and here's to the next five years