TOUR DIARY |
A rough account
of our brief European adventures. A more succinct, better written,
more polished version will be found in Mess + Noise Magazine
Issue 11. But for now let's begin...
14th October: Singapore
our 23 hour flight to Europe with a stop over in Singapore.
Andy chillin' with the locals.
October: London, U.K.
17th October: London, U.K.
with The Presets, and tour manager Louisa. They've been busy
storming through Europe and the U.S. with The Rapture, making
a noise along the way.
Koko and watch the The Rapture play. End up back stage drinking
Champagne with them and some Trans Am guys, who seem to know
a lot of our Melbourne friends back home.
night back at Klaxons
place. We end up stranded in the middle of nowhere, after
assuming the tube would run 24 hours. It shuts down at midnight
by the way.
October: London, U.K.
Meet with friends
from home, DJ Ajax and Johnny from Children Collide. Good times
our first UK show at a sold out ULU, supporting the Presets.
Great to see people really getting into it.
Was a lotta
fun. We head down to our afterparty across the road at some
bowling alley. End up having to hide the camera before I'm
accused of chasing celeb shots of Peaches Geldof and others
floating about. Honestly, all I'm after are pics of drunken
friends trying to bowl.
19th October: Copenhagen, Denmark
is amazing. There's cute Danish girls riding bikes everywhere.
Bands are really well looked after here too.
Friday 20th October: Copenhagen, Denmark
We play at
some cool venue called Vega. Here's a local band playing before
us. Spend this time frantically trying to get Princess Mary's
number but our contact falls through. Still a fun night though.
21st October: Paris, France
our suave friend JR, clasping his hands in a cold Metro station.
We're staying at his apartment while in Paris. He runs an
ultra cool French label called Institubes.
They're starting to take over in a big way.
Metro also became our friend.
the Institubes family. Surkin,
Emile from Arcade
Mode, and more friends. Paris is a hotspot for awesome
music at the moment so we're happy to be welcomed with open
arms. We decide to move here.
22nd October: Paris, France
in the studio with Para One. Listening to him finish up a
new remix for Bloc Party.
23rd October: Paris, France
AKA our furry little alarm clock.
DJ Mehdi for lunch. Played together recently in Perth and
doing a remix swap soon. Here's his wife Fafi who's an amazing
graphic artist. She gave us some stickers which now live on
by Day >>> >>> >>> >>>
>>> Sexodrome by Night
24th October: Paris, France
enough to be shown through the streets of Paris by music royalty,
Alan Braxe! An ultra cool tour guide.
in Paris looks like a postcard.
took us to the top of the Eiffel Tower which we loved.
really high. A long way down.
Eiffel tower is really high.
A lot of
love for Alan Braxe. Looking forward to working with him.
25th October: Paris, France
on slick superstar Busy P. He gives us a load of new records
from his Ed Banger stable. Apart from making his own killer
music he also manages Daft Punk which is rather awesome. Another
ultra cool guy. Touring Australia with Justice soon which will
fun parties going on everynight in grand old Parisian buildings
with open bars and French artists acting all French. Here's
one party we went to under a bridge with two thousand others
entertained by Trevor Jackson, Gonzalas and supposedely P-Diddy.
and Ed Banger will be having their joint Christmas party there
soon. When we left we discovered it's near impossible to find
a late night taxi. We wait until 6am for the Metro to start
up again. Somehow Andy is able to sleep anywhere he lays down.
26th October: Paris, France
our first show in Paris at La Triptyque which was great. People
Bennie from Riot in Belgium who also DJed on the night.
October: London, UK
Back in Britain.
Played Adventures Close to Home at a packed out Vice Pub. Thanks
Pavla Kopecna for the pics.
night jumping from Halloween party to Halloween Party. There's
a lot of Halloween parties in this town.
October: Manchester, UK
On the streets
with The Valentinos and Flat Eric. Lots of bands are in Manchester
to play a music event called In The City.
in the crappiest venue ever in Manchester. Some bar with an
Australian theme which was embaressing. There also seemed
to be a lot of skinheads too. I took an audience shot mid
set just before they rushed me. Most were into it though.
Children Collide again who were also playing Manchester and
ended up in some posh hotel lobby, drinking White Russians
well into the night.
was Manchester. Spent a few more days in London, saw a few
more bands and a few more Halloween parties.
November: Hong Kong
OK Big Qantas
plane. Take us home.
it for now. Thanks to everyone who looked after us on this
little trip. Sorry if we weren't able to fit you into this
brief diary as it would have gone on forever. We'll be back
when we get this album together. See y'all soon...