Sunday, 11 April 2010

Postcards from EWITFR...N! - Hamburg

I've been making Postcards. I made one for every date of the Everybody Was In The French Resistance...Now UK tour. I don't have time to make one for every show from the European leg of the tour but am making some on request. Here is the postcard for Hamburg

I was hoping somebody was going to ask me to paint a postcard for Hamburg. It was perhaps my favourite German show and definitely one of my favourite venues.

The Prinzenbar is a very old building that used to be a cinema. Its walls already look like a painting, a flaky old yellow-ing painting. It really is beautiful. Using the power of the internet you can actually have a real look round it by clicking HERE

When we played there what struck me was the contrast of the beautiful old building and the fact it was being used as a music venue for club nights and putting on funny indie bands. It did feel a lot like we didn't belong there and that we'd snuck the PA equipment in ourselves. My over-riding memory of the night (besides it being a brilliant show) is worrying that someone might come in at any minute and chase us out. I remember walking down into the audience during Think Twice It's Not Alright and looking back over my shoulder, seeing the PA and thinking how incredibly out of place it looked.

The postcard is of a speaker against the backdrop of the faded yellow walls.

If you were at one of the European shows and would like a postcard let me know my email is

The postcards are £35 each plus postage (about £3) and when I send them to you I will fill in the back with what happened that day and add a stamp that I have made.

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