Posts Tagged ‘bands’

Paul McCartney Album Cover

Here is the album cover and some promotional pics from Paul McCartneys latest album “Kisses on the Bottom” shot at The House Next Door. The album was released in February of this year and came in at #3 in the UK album chart and #5 in the US billboard top 200 album chart. Produced by Tommy LiPuma the album has been critically acclaimed as an easy listening selection of songs which delves into the former Beatles’ roots.

Available here on itunes..

Luv Luv Luv Records Launch Party @ MC Motors

We recently played host to the official launch party of recently established independant label Luv Luv Luv Records at our MC Motors location featuring the live return of multi-platinum selling artist Florence & The Machine.

Set on an unusually sweltering September evening, the event featured perforances from a selection of the label’s newest signees including, the blues-tinged Jamie N Commons, London based art-rockers Theme Park, the boldly named Spector, and of course what was to be the main attraction of the evening, appearing in front of packed house, a fantastic full-band performance from Florence Welch and her well-oiled musical machine. Sporting a new hair-do, the South-London songstress showcased material from her up and coming album ‘Ceremonials’ along with belting out soon-to-be classics from her back catalogue, closing the event in spectacular fashion.

Barbara and Mark’s MC Motors Wedding

Here’s some fantastic images of the recent wedding of Barbara and Mark at MC Motors. After getting married at St. Mary Moorfields Church in Bishopsgate the happy couple arrived down our alleyway via pink taxi. There was a vintage 1950s feel to proceedings with Barbara in her beautiful Candy Anthony prom style dress and the bridesmaids standing out from the crowd in sassy yellow polka dotted numbers.

With the chemistry of the Irish-Aussie crowd bubbling nicely the scene was set for a good ol’ knees up with music provided courtesy of rockabilly outfit The Hightown Crows and MC Motors regulars The Wedding Smashers. The newly-weds then had their profile shots taken next door in Ruby House while the underground bar played host to those late night owls still standing at the end.

We’d like to thank both Barbara and Mark for allowing us to use their fantastic images and we’re delighted to have met you both and that the day went so well. Also many thanks to Nick Tucker, the photographer, for producing such images and again for allowing us to share them. Check out his site for more pictures and if anyone’s looking for a wedding photographer he definitely gets our recommendation!

The wedding (and a very complimentary feature – thanks!) was also featured on cult wedding blog Rock n Roll Bride which also provides plenty more images to delve through!

Land of Kings

This year MC Motors will be one of the venues hosting Dalston arts and entertainment festival Land Of Kings (play on Kingsland Road, illness geddit?).

Havana Club have taken over the warehouse giving it a Cuban style makeover with Giles and the guys at Soulshakers setting up a Havana themed bar. Rare films, drugs secret story telling and domino boards are also strategically placed throughout the venue which has been curated by Vince Vella.

Festival goers will all have to travel through at some point to collect their wristbands and a stage has been set up to host Brass Roots and the Havana Club Collective amongst others. The #MEATEASY has left its temporary home in New Cross and is going back to its roots setting up its refurbished meatwagon in our car park. Our neighbours at Print Club are also getting involved bringing their screen printing expertise to the event.

Wristbands can be bought on the door and allow entry into a number of local institutions such as The Nest, The Alibi, The Arcola Theatre and Rio Cinema. The programme also incorporates The East End Film Festival and 2ManyDJs headline the extensive music programme which you can see in full here.

For full festival itinerary ticket info check out the Land of Kings website and get yourself in gear for a right royal knees up!

NME “Shockwaves” Viral

Shockwaves sponsored the recent NME awards at Brixton Academy and Love Hate Productions recorded their promo viral for it at MC Motors. My Chemical Romance, Muse and Biffy Clyro were amongst the winners as was the E4 programme Skins (see Introducing the New Cast of Skins post), which won best TV show. Unfortunately Justin Bieber didn’t have a good night picking up Least Stylish and Worst Album awards.

Check the tastefully directed viral below….

SHOCKWAVES ‘NME’ from LoveHate Productions on Vimeo.

White Lies – Ritual

Here’s the cover for the White Lies new album “Ritual” set at The House Next Door.

Due for release on the 17th January The Fly has been the first to review the album giving it the thumbs up with an awesome 4.5 out of 5.

Follow through to play.com to pre-order.