Having just about recovered from Polite Riot Festival, Emma and I found ourselves back at the New Cross Inn just one week later for another day of punk rock fun. Oklahoma gruff punks Red City Radio were in London for the first date of their UK tour to headline another all dayer put together by the fine folks of Be Sharp Promotions, Umlaut Records, Kick The Crutches and Disconnect Disconnect Records. Originally there were nine acts scheduled to play but sadly Harker and Pacer had to pull out of the day at the last minute. Not to worry though as there were seven more bands ready to entertain us on a blisteringly hot Sunday.
First up was Guilhem from Canadian band Lost Love. Guilhem is in the UK on an acoustic tour and was playing his second London show of the weekend. Starting an all dayer like this with an acoustic act is always a nice way to ease you into the day. People were slowly arriving at the New Cross Inn so Guilhem got to play to a reasonably sized crowd for the time of day. It was nice that the crowd was respectful and quiet for Guilhem as he entertained the crowd with songs from his acoustic EP Bad Art, as well as a cover of The Weakerthans classic Plea From A Cat Named Virtue. Guilhem helped to start the day off well with a warm performance of some great songs.
This review was written by Colin Clark. Photos by Emma Prew.