THISIS16 – Up on the Roof, August ’11

Another weekend afternoon on the roofs of Hackney kicked off with the sloppy, hungover, power pop of The London Fields. Swansea Recreation Centre popped up on the bill with an impressive selection of jagged, dreamy melodies and some pretty natty threads. Headliners? Comet Sands and their massive psychade rock hooks. Plus CS frontman, Jack, smashed…

Swell Bros

THSIS14 – The Swell Brothers on London Fields Radio

The Swell Bros, DJs Andy and Bruno, have been blamed by old skool Hackney locals for ruining The Dolphin with their funk and soul night Swell, turning the pub from a sleepy lock-in boozer to a late night destination for the likes of Kimberley Stewart. Please forgive them their sins, though, and instead click here…

TIAP

THISIS12 – The London Fields “There is a Pattern”

Richard Watkins is a very talented sketcher of drawings and scribbler of words. Blown away by his performance poetry, The London Fields snapped his hand off to be part of Take it and Run, a project where other creative types reinterpreted Richard’s work. They came up with this little ditty, which they then performed down…

MITK

THISIS11 – Up in the Kitchen, Jan ’11

Oh, the deep midwinter of 2011′s been cold hasn’t it? In an attempt to warm things up a bit, Jonny Mac’s other band, Morviscous, who live and record behind Hackney Town Hall, brought their post-rock, jazz fusion, mathcore, call it what you will, and their woolen Mexican masks, to Bruno’s kitchen. There are too many…

Netil Market 2

THISIS9 – Me and You and Everyone We Know, Oct ’10

We were hoping for some Indian summer sunshine the third time we took some music to Netil Market. This time, though, it wasn’t just The London Fields on the bill, but an afternoon of incestuously interconnected musicians with sets from Simon Tulloch, Johnny du Toit, Louise Golbey, The London Fields and Rescue Cat – or Whisky Cat…

Golbroof

THISIS7 – Up on the Roof, Aug ’10

One Sunday, the Golbler did a turn up on the roof. By the Golbler we mean Louise Golbey, a frighteningly talented soul jazz singer who has had her music played on Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra and BBC 6, and has graced the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury. She’s also a friend of ours and blew…