Danko Jones – Oslo, London – 18th March 2015


Tonight’s gig was at Oslo. No, not the Norwegian capital – it’s actually a music venue in London. It’s a similar size to the Barfly and being located right next to Hackney Central station it is a bit further out than most of London’s popular gig venues so I was curious to see how manyTonight’s gig was at Oslo. No, not the Norwegian capital – it’s actually a music venue in London. It’s a similar size to the Barfly and being located right next to Hackney Central station it is a bit further out than most of London’s popular gig venues so I was curious to see how many people would venture out to Hackney on a Wednesday night. As it turned out, quite a lot of people were willing to make the trip to Hackney for tonight’s gig. First up was The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – a band who if nothing else deserve an award for the best band name. Named after a 17th century naval officer the band are signed to Rise Above records and have released a couple of albums and an EP. Looking like they’ve stepped out of various 70s rock bands, they take to the stage after a long intro tape that talks about drugs. As soon as they start playing you realise they don’t just look like they’ve stepped out of the 70’s, they sound like it too. Plenty of riffs that sound like they could have been lifted from a Black Sabbath album give the music […]

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