After a blumming amazing week at work, I was looking forward to a night in with a curry and my Sky+. Ah HA! Not to be - I was lucky enough to have plans to head to a DIY BYOB venue in Newcastle called Heart Attack and Vine:
I've said before, and I'll stress it again, I'm not a muso journalist. Buttttt Hannah Darcy, radge Queen, was on form with her angry acoustic guitar clashing with her beautiful vocals. Tissue Culture, who describe themselves as shouty stroppy bairns, use some great shouty guitar noise dark, alongside some beautiful melodic light.
The band we were all there to see though, was the 'Dead Grotty' EP launch for Retriever:
Retriever were a 3 piece and a drum machine, who have developed into a 4 piece, no drum machine.
Thanks to Hannah D'Arcy for the picture
I danced and bopped and just made a bit of a fool of myself really!
There was a whole thing about being on a date by accident - but that didn't stop me giving the bands the love they deserved - I think Hannah might have got a little bit more than anyone deserved, but never mind!
Now, you're going to a DIY venue, and really don't know what to expect... so you wear something that is an assault to the visual senses, don't you!
This is the cartoon / 80s print dress from Sorrento Plus. I LOVE that this print is so intense, I've not really looked that closely at it yet. It's like a magic eye picture that look at from the corner of your eye!
And this was me back from the night out - a little skull as a gig ticket - perfect!
The sweetheart neckline, the skater skirt, and the print, made this dress a perfect new addition to my wardrobe:
And with a Friday night like that one, I'll be sure to be heading back to Heart Attack and Vine - and BYOB also includes soft drinks - for the record ;)
Much love my lovelies,