Saturday 3 December 2016

The Masonics, The Baron Four & The Beatpack - Exclusive Paul Slattery photos from the Retro Man Blog Night November 18th

The Masonics by Paul Slattery
I'd like to take the opportunity to say a huge "thank you" to all of you who came along to the last Retro Man Blog Night of 2016 at the Half Moon Putney on November 18th. Judging from all the comments it seems like you agreed with me that all three bands were on top form and I appreciate all the great feedback, it really does make it all worthwhile. Thanks of course to The Masonics, Miss Ludella Black, The Baron Four and The Beatpack, it was a pleasure and honour to be able to host such excellent bands. I also really appreciate the many recent requests from bands wishing to play at a future show but unfortunately that was my last Retro Man Blog Night for the foreseeable future. Of course things may change in 2017 but at present I am having a bit of a break from promotions to concentrate on Retrosonic Podcast. However, I have already been in discussions about a couple of very special events next year so please watch this space...!! 

Bruce of The Masonics photographed by Paul Slattery
John of The Masonics photographed by Paul Slattery
Mickey of The Masonics photographed by Paul Slattery
My Retro Man Blog colleague the Rock Photographer Paul Slattery was there to capture the action as usual and I hope you enjoy this selection of some of his great shots from the night. There are more photographs at the Retro Man Blog Facebook page which you can access by 'Liking' the page here.

Miss Ludella Black photographed by Paul Slattery
The Masonics photographed by Paul Slattery
There are also a selection of videos at the Retro Man Blog YouTube channel here and full sets from all three bands can be found at the excellent Archivist of London web-site here.

The good news is that The Masonics and The Baron Four will be playing together again very soon on December 21st at The Lexington in Islington along with Ye Nuns. This is a charity fundraiser for War Child and you can get tickets and further details from here. A nice warm up for Xmas!

The Baron Four photographed by Paul Slattery
The Baron Four photographed by Paul Slattery
The Baron Four photographed by Paul Slattery
The Baron Four photographed by Paul Slattery
The Beatpack photographed by Paul Slattery
The Beatpack photographed by Paul Slattery
The Beatpack photographed by Paul Slattery
Finally don't forget the night was the launch party for The Masonics excellent brand new album "Obermann Rides Again" and if you weren't at the gig to pick up a copy then you can order on-line from here. The Beatpack also have a cracking new E.P. out on State Records too and you can get hold of that over here. Thanks again to everyone for the support over the past year! Cheers!

Thursday 17 November 2016

The Satelliters, The Razerbills and The Ladybugs at Weirdsville Mexican Day of The Dead Halloween Party

The Razerbills at Weirdsville - Photo copyright Retro Man Blog 2016
Well, yet another superb night courtesy of Weirdsville and testament to why I wanted to pay my own little 'tribute' to their fantastic set up at our next Retro Man Blog Night at the Half Moon Putney on November 18th with The Masonics, The Baron Four and The Beatpack. Mr A and Alex just keep on putting together stunning line-ups of international Garage Rock, Surf, Psych and Weirdo acts from the far flung corners of the globe at the Fiddler's Elbow in Camden on the last Saturday of every month. At the regular Weirdsville club nights and their yearly version - the Hipsville Weekender festival - I have seen acts, mostly for the first ever time, from places as diverse as France, Brazil, Switzerland, Japan, Italy and more. Tonight was a great example of their eclectic and multi-cultural pick 'n' mix that always seems to blend together perfectly as we had bands from Japan, Germany...and Bradford! This was a Halloween special with a Mexican Day of The Dead fancy-dress twist and as usual loads of people really went for it and some of the outfits were stunning and pretty damn scary too! I must admit as I went to the venue straight from the football, I didn't have chance to dress up and I felt a little bit out of place - although the comments about me winning the scariest Halloween mask of the night have been noted...!

Weirdsville - Photo copyright Retro Man Blog 2016
The Ladybugs at Weirdsville - Photo copyright Retro Man Blog 2016
So, starting off tonight were The Ladybugs, a three-piece all girl Punk Rock band from Japan featuring Ai on bass, Miyuki on Guitar and Junko on the drums and lead vocals. They charmed the crowd with their huge smiles, police outfits and tuneful Punk Rock. Of course it's easy to draw comparisons with their fellow Osaka residents Shonen Knife but then they don't have a monopoly on catchy buzzing guitar pop tunes with singalong choruses do they? Well the choruses would be singalong if the lyrics weren't in Japanese I suppose but we gave it a try nevertheless! With songs like "A Pint of Bitter" and "A Cup of Tea in Baker Street" - you can sense the girls were happy to be in London and they proved their musical influence was also somewhat Anglophile with a cracking version of the Buzzcocks "I Don't Mind" too.

The Ladybugs at Weirdsville - Photo copyright Retro Man Blog 2016
The Ladybugs at Weirdsville - Photo copyright Retro Man Blog 2016
Their last song "Hello, I Love You" was a great way to end their short, sharp and sweet set, they are a great band and lovely people too and we will definitely keep a check on what they get up to in the future. To get up to date news and order their CD's and 7" vinyl releases please check out their official Facebook page here. Guest DJ's Mole & Lois from State Records, The Embrooks, Galileo 7 and The Baron Four (not sure how they have enough hours in the day...!) played a great selection of 7" vinyl before, between and after the bands and their choices went down a storm with the crowd.

The Razerbills at Weirdsville - Photo copyright Retro Man Blog 2016
Next up were The Razerbills from Bradford who took the stage decked out in capes, mysterious masks and black fez's and then proceeded to send shivers up and down our spines with spooky organ driven instrumentals, dropping in special effects and clips from Sci-Fi and Horror movie soundtracks along the way. They put on a great show and their take on the Joe Meek sound mixed in with a pinch of Garage Rock and Horror & Sci-Fi theme music really went down well on the night.

The Razerbills at Weirdsville - Photo copyright Retro Man Blog 2016
It was a mostly instrumental set but they did throw in a great version of The Legends late-60's Fenton Records garage stomper "I'll Come Again" which really hit the spot. I think the band have a bit in common with Speedball Jnr, The Sine Waves and Graham Day's recent side-project The Senior Service but at the moment they don't have any records out unfortunately but hopefully that will change soon so keep a check on their news at their Facebook page here.

The Satelliters at Weirdsville - Photo copyright Retro Man Blog 2016
Headliners The Satelliters from Germany are just one of those bands that have 'it'. They have the look and the stage presence and they certainly got the beat but most importantly they have the songs! And what superb catchy songs they are too, with their own compositions such as "Lost In Time" and "Outta Here" quite rightly holding their own among those more well known 60's Garage & Psych classics that must have influenced them along the way.

The Satelliters at Weirdsville - Photo copyright Retro Man Blog 2016
The band remind me of The Music Machine and Shadows of Knight with their spindly intricate guitar riffs which lead you on a merry dance and stick in your head for days after. Lead vocalist Steve is kept busy all night, juggling the organ, harmonica, maracas and tambourine - unfortunately not all at the same time - and this all adds to their ultimately danceable rhythm. A truly great live act and I would really recommend seeing them as soon as you get chance. The band's latest album "More of The Satelliters is well worth getting hold of too. For more info check out their web-site here.

The Satelliters at Weirdsville - Photo copyright Retro Man Blog 2016
Weirdsville is held on the last Saturday of every month at the Fiddler's Elbow in Camden/Chalk Farm, for more information on their upcoming shows please check out their facebook page here. The yearly festival version Hipsville-A-Go-Go has now been confirmed for 2017 in Margate on the bank holiday weekend April 28th, 29th and 30th. For more info and announcements on the bands who will be appearing please check out the great Hipsville web-site here. Our next Retro Man Blog Night at the Half Moon Putney on November 18th is a kind of 'tribute' to Weirdsville. It's the launch party for The Masonics brand new album and features special guests Miss Ludella Black, The Baron Four and The Beatpack, who will also be celebrating the launch of their new E.P. on State Records, so we hope to see you there! Book in advance to save money from the ticket link here.

The Satelliters at Weirdsville - Photo copyright Retro Man Blog 2016
Here's some videos of the three bands, there are more up at the Retro Man Blog You Tube channel.

For more photos of the night please head on over to the Retro Man Blog Facebook page.

Thursday 13 October 2016

Oh! Gunquit: New Vinyl Single "Nomads of the Lost" out on Trash Wax Records + New Video

Hot on the heels of their excellent "Hot Cross Fun" cassette only E.P. Oh! Gunquit are unleashing more new material on us, this time in the shape of a lime green vinyl 7" single. The single will be released on Trash Wax Records and features two tracks "Nomads of The Lost" and "Walking The Street" and it will be issued in a limited edition of 100 copies in lime green vinyl before reverting to the more traditional black vinyl. You can order the single direct from Trash Wax Records here.

Here's the great new video for "Nomads of The Lost".

You can hear another new track from the "Hot Cross Fun" E.P. in Episode 25 of Retrosonic Podcast.

Monday 3 October 2016

Graham Day & The Forefathers & The Len Price 3 at Retro Man Blog Night - Exclusive Paul Slattery Photos

Graham Day & The Forefathers photographed by Paul Slattery
I'd like to take the opportunity to say a huge 'thank you' to all those who came along to our sold out Retro Man Blog Night with Graham Day & The Forefathers, The Len Price 3 and DJ Lee Grimshaw from the Spin-out Show, especially those of you that travelled some distance to be there. I'm sure all of you would agree that all the bands and Lee really put on a superb night's entertainment. Thanks to the Half Moon staff and to Eric from King Salami & The Cumberland 3 for the excellent gig poster and Glen Jordan for the superb video of the whole set which you can check out on YouTube here. When I went backstage before the show to see the Star Trek tunics hanging up I knew we were in for something special. The first time I saw The Prisoners was on the great Channel 4 music show The Tube way back in 1984 as part of a feature on the underground Garage Rock scene of the time along with The Milkshakes, The Tall Boys and The Sting Rays.

The Len Price 3 photographed by Paul Slattery
The Len Price 3 photographed by Paul Slattery
DJ Lee Grimshaw set the scene with a selection of great vinyl and got everyone warmed up for The Len Price 3 who put in another classic display with a set crammed with some rarely played oldies such as "Lai Ha Lam" and "Sailor's Sweetheart" along with some very promising new and unreleased numbers from their forthcoming album. The band are currently in the studio working on the album and of course we'll keep you updated on news of the planned release date as soon as possible.

The Len Price 3 photographed by Paul Slattery
It was Graham's birthday and as such The Forefathers had a few surprises up the sleeves of their Star Trek tunics. Jon Barker of The Senior Service, The Gaolers and The Daggermen was in the line-up and it was the first time The Forefathers had played with a Hammond organ. That meant we got treated to a lot of old Prisoners classics that rarely get played live by the band these days. Kicking off with the instrumental "Come To The Mushroom" from The Prisoners' debut album we then got served up a superb version of "The Drowning" followed by "Nobody Wants Your Love" both from the classic "Last Fourfathers" album. There was just the one Solarflares track tonight, the scorching instrumental "Lunar Girl", but The Forefathers have tended to concentrate more on the Solarflares material so I wasn't too disappointed especially with the treats that were coming up.

Graham Day & The Forefathers photographed by Paul Slattery
Wolf Howard of Graham Day & The Forefathers photographed by Paul Slattery
There was a brief pause when I presented Graham with a bottle of Jameson's and the crowd joined in an impromptu chorus of 'happy birthday to you' and the band slammed into The Gaolers "Pass That Whiskey" (not stage managed in the slightest...!) and "Just A Song". Then we got some prime Prisoners favourites including a stunning "Thinking of You (Broken Pieces)", "Whenever I'm Gone" and a mind-blowing version of "Hurricane" from "The WiserMizerDemelza" album.

Graham Day photographed by Paul Slattery

Allan Crockford photographed by Paul Slattery
Then we had a special guest appearance from The Senior Service, Darryl getting on stage to take over bass duties from Allan and they played "Bone Jacked" and the single "Depth Charge" to an eager and pleasantly surprised audience. Then there was another swift line-up change, Darryl passing the bass to Jon and we had a little tribute to The Daggermen with Allan taking over Dave Taylor's place on guitar and vocals. They played three tracks, two from the album "Dagger In My Mind" (which is surely due for a reissue) and "One More Letter" from their debut E.P. "Introducing The Daggermen".

Tribute to The Daggermen photographed by Paul Slattery
Darryl Hartley and Jon Barker from The Senior Service photographed by Paul Slattery
Graham was down the front enjoying the short blast of The Daggermen's Garage Rock songs, singing along but was soon back on stage. to run through yet more great tracks from The Prisoners faultless back catalogue including rare outings for "Till The Morning Light" and "Far Away". There was a raucous run through of The Gaolers "Begging You" which sparked a one man stage diving (well stage jumping...) invasion by Andy from The Past Tense and the set wound up with a viciously powerful "Melanie". For the encore the band came back and played a brilliant "Reaching My Head" - the track that they famously played back on The Tube in those Star Trek outfits - and a medley of "I Drink The Ocean" and "Hush" and I'm sure I wasn't the only one in the crowd with a lump in my throat.

Jon Barker photographed by Paul Slattery
Photo by Paul Slattery
Here's a video of "Melanie" from the night, please check out our Retro Man YouTube channel for more original "up close and personal" videos from this and many other gigs.

Our next Retro Man Blog Night at The Half Moon Putney will be on Friday November 18th and we are very pleased to announce that it will be the showcase/launch party for The Masonics new album "Obermann Rides Again". We've sorted another superb supporting line-up of The Baron Four and The Beatpack and tickets are available to order in advance now for the bargain price of £11.50 from the Half Moon, either on-line here or by phone on 0208 780 9383. You can hear an exclusive track from The Masonics new album in Episode 25 of Retrosonic Podcast along with chat about the Forefathers gig and songs by The Senior Service, The Daggermen and The Dentists among others. Subscribe for free at iTunes or listen/download for free from our Soundcloud site.

Thanks to Paul Slattery for the excellent photos as always, for more pics check out the Retro Man Blog Facebook page here, hit "Like" and "Get Notifications" to keep up to date on future gig news.

Graham Day photographed by Paul Slattery

Sunday 11 September 2016

Ruts DC "Music Must Destroy" - Title Track of the New Album featuring Henry Rollins Released as Single and Video

Ruts DC have just released a single and video for the title track of their forthcoming album "Music Must Destroy" which features Henry Rollins on backing vocals. This will be the band's first studio album since 1981's "Animal Now" and features the Ruts legendary rhythm section of bassist Segs and drummer Dave Ruffy joined by guitarist Leigh Heggarty and an impressive cast of guest vocalists and musicians including the aforementioned Black Flag vocalist and long time Ruts fan Henry Rollins alongside Captain Sensible from The Damned, Boz Boorer from The Polecats and Morrissey's band, Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers, Marco Pirroni from Adam & The Ants and more.

The album "Music Must Destroy" is out now on CD or Vinyl and available to order from the Plastic Head on-line store here. For more info on forthcoming gigs please check out the Ruts/Ruts DC official site here. You can also hear another excellent track from the new album called "Psychic Attack" in Episode 24 of Retrosonic Podcast, which you can subscribe to for free on iTunes or download at our Retrosonic Soundcloud site here or just listen in below...

Wednesday 31 August 2016

Oh! Gunquit "Hot Cross Fun" New Cassette E.P. Release

Oh! Gunquit photographed by Paul Slattery
It's time to dig out your old Sony Walkmans and plug in your Ghetto Blasters as London's premier Garage Rock 'n' Rumble Bop Surf Punk band Oh! Gunquit have just released a cassette only E.P. entitled "Hot Cross Fun" on the US label Wiener Records which is a subsidiary of the super-cool Burger Records. The tape is strictly limited to just 90 copies and features eight tracks, a selection of four songs taken from their stunning Dirty Water Records released debut album "Eat Yuppies & Dance" along with four superb brand new songs produced by Detroit's Ghetto Recorders' Jim Diamond who has not only played bass with The Dirtbombs but produced and engineered recordings by many great artists from The White Stripes, The Fleshtones, The Mooney Suzuki to 60's Garage Rock legends, The Sonics. The new songs are really something special and in particular "Fireballs" and "Nomads of The Lost" are probably the best material the band has written so far.

You can order "Hot Cross Fun" from the Oh! Gunquit Bandcamp site here. For more information on the band's upcoming live shows please check out their official Facebook page here. We'll be playing a track or two from the "Hot Cross Fun" cassette in the next episode of Retrosonic Podcast.

Thursday 21 July 2016

5 Billion In Diamonds - New Collaboration from Butch Vig, James Grillo and Andy Jenks featuring Ebbot Lundberg, Damian O'Neill, Helen White and members of Spiritualized, Ocean Blue, Strangelove & The High Llamas...and more!

James Grillo, Ebbot Lundberg & Andy Jenks of Five Billion In Diamonds Photographed by Paul Slattery
Last summer when I interviewed ex-Soundtrack of Our Lives and Union Carbide Productions front-man Ebbot Lundberg for Retrosonic Podcast at the beautiful Slussens Pensionat on the west coast of Sweden, he mentioned that he was involved in a rather intriguing project entitled 5 Billion In Diamonds. He talked about an ambitious collaboration involving Butch Vig, the LA based producer of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” and currently the drummer with Garbage. Although it all sounded very exciting the project seemed to drop off the radar in the following months as Ebbot busied himself recording an album entitled “For The Ages To Come” with his new band The Indigo Children. However, almost a year on from our chat with Ebbot news is finally, if somewhat slowly, starting to emerge. Firstly there was a low-key launch of a 5 Billion In Diamonds Facebook page followed by the release of a taster of some songs from the album available to stream on Soundcloud. So, first of all who are 5 Billion In Diamonds? Well, it’s actually a transatlantic musical alliance formed in 2012 when friends DJ James Grillo and Butch Vig decided they wanted to make music together. 

Ebbot Lundberg Photographed at Press Play Studios by Paul Slattery
After a productive first recording session in Los Angeles they swiftly recruited Grillo's DJ partner - producer and keyboard genius Andy 'Spaceland' Jenks (Alpha, The Flies, and White Bully) and began work on their eponymous first album which they wrote, arranged and produced together. As a tribute to the music that inspired them (including Jimmie Spheeris, Ramases, Linda Perhacs, John Barry, Krautrock, Milton Nascimento, The Free Design and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop), 5BID have reclaimed the sound of a 100 lost albums that continue to shine from obscurity, reconstructing elements whilst weaving modern techniques and fresh music into an early 70’s sun-drenched soundtrack of rock, folk, and psychedelia. Recorded at both Butch Vig’s Grunge Is Dead studio in Los Angeles and Christchurch studio in Bristol, “5 Billion In Diamonds” features vocals by Viking rock god Ebbot Lundberg (The Soundtrack of Our Lives), Bristolian chanteuse Helen White (Alpha), The Ocean Blue's singer and guitarist David Schelzel and Sandra Dedrick from cult 60’s vocal group The Free Design. Amongst the project’s musicians are a stellar cast of collaborators including bass player Sean Cook and drummer Damon Reece (Spiritualized, Massive Attack and Elizabeth Fraser), guitarists Alex Lee (Goldfrapp, Strangelove and Suede), Pete Aves (High Llamas), Damian O'Neill (The Undertones, That Petrol Emotion and Retro Man Blog favourites The Everlasting Yeah), bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN) and flautist Helen Whitaker (The Leisure Society). 

Andy Ramsay of Press Play Studios with James, Andy & Ebbot of Five Billion In Diamonds
We’ve been lucky enough to have had a sneak preview of the whole “Five Billion In Diamonds” album and I’m really happy to report that it certainly delivers on the promise evoked by this enticing mix of musicians. The first thing that struck me was how much this all sounds like a “proper” band. I mean considering the eclectic mix of styles of the various contributors, not to mention their different nationalities and geographical locations, it could have sounded like a cross-genre compilation album, or worse still an Indie Rock Super-group bursting left, right and centre with a battling clash of egos. But thankfully there’s none of that, what James, Butch and Andy have managed to achieve is to present a really satisfying and complete album with a unique sound that could come from a well established group that has been playing together for years. The second thing I had in mind, given the fact that there were three Producers involved and it is, initially at least, a purely studio based project, was that it could have been over-produced or full of this new-fangled auto-tune wizardry that would immediately date it or piss off the more traditional music lovers amongst us. Wrong again, even it does utilize all of their experience, technical expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, this is a surprisingly organic, often pastoral, sounding album that is packed full of lush strings, swirling woodwind and chiming acoustic guitars. 

Ebbot Lundberg Photographed at Press Play Studios by Paul Slattery
Think “Pet Sounds” and Serge Gainsbourg’s "Histoire de Melody Nelson" mixed with John Barry’s evocative film scores. On the other hand, if you can imagine strains of classic 1960’s Folk Rock and Psychedelia with an added dash of Mid-90’s Bristolian Trip-Hop thrown in for good measure then you may just get an idea of what Five Billion In Diamonds are about. Of course the album is boosted by some excellent use of keyboards and synths throughout but they are always sympathetic and at no time detract from the main theme of the album. Next, what really blew me away is the sheer quality of the songwriting and it’s no overreaction to say that taken out of context any of these songs could be a stand-alone hit single, if indeed there can still be such a thing these days! In fact it will be interesting to see which song they decide to go with as the lead single in the build up to the release of the album. So let’s have a brief song-by-song skip through the album track-listing…The opening song "Gravity Rules" is built around an insistent crystal clear guitar riff with Ebbot’s immediately recognisable voice melding with some stunning Beach Boys style vocal harmonies. It features Damian O’Neill on guitar and builds up nicely with some e-bow guitar at the end. 

Ebbot Lundberg Photographed at Press Play Studios by Paul Slattery
"Better If" with David Schelzel from The Ocean Blue on vocals, is an upbeat gem of a track that bounces along on a hand-clapping beat and a twangy Brian Jonestown Massacre vintage sounding guitar riff. "Travelling" features some breathtakingly beautiful singing from Helen White and with its flute and layered vocals it has an ethereal, organic feel to it. "Broken Wing" starts off with acoustic guitar and treats us to one of Ebbot’s best ever vocal performances underscored by Helen Whitaker’s flute. The track picks up speed as Justin Meldal-Johnsen's bass bubbles along and crackling synth motifs whizz across the speakers. "I'm Becoming" builds on a buzz of feedback before some atmospheric whispered joint male/female vocals from Butch and Helen that hint of Portishead and Massive Attack yet also remind me of "2000 Light Years From Home" or "Tomorrow Never Knows". "Moonbeams" starts off based around the piano and female vocals, a bit like Saint Etienne and with its rumbling timpani rolls and orchestral backing it would make a perfect James Bond theme. Next up is "Glider" a throbbing Electro-Pop song with some amazing harmonizing between Helen, Sandra Dedrick, David and Ebbot. "Lost" with David singing, features some great sparkling, cascading guitar work from Alex Lee which takes me back to one of his old bands The Blue Aeroplanes. "Paraphernalia" again is heavy on the beautiful melodies with Ebbot adding some impressive backing vocals. The Last track "Close The Door" with Ebbot on lead vocals reminds me of the deep layers of Psychedelia found on The Soundtrack of Our Lives second album “Extended Revelations” and its twanging Spaghetti Western guitar builds to an epic ending. 

James, Andy & Ebbot Photographed at Press Play Studios by Paul Slattery
So, as I said earlier it’s a thoroughly satisfying listen and I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy on its release which is due early next year. The band must have been happy with the results as they have already begun work on a follow up. Ebbot was over in London for our Retro Man Blog gig at the Half Moon Putney (which you can read about here) featuring the debut UK appearance of his new band The Indigo Children. Damian, James and Andy came along to see the show and catch up with Ebbot and James kindly invited me and Rock photographer Paul Slattery to attend a vocal recording session with Ebbot at Andy Ramsay's (Stereolab) Press Play Studio in South London. By coincidence, Damian’s current band (when he’s not touring with The Undertones) are The Everlasting Yeah - who we also put on a gig for at the Half Moon earlier this year and who were the subjects of our previous Retrosonic Podcast special edition - recorded their stunning debut album “Anima Rising” at Press Play so it was great to get a look into the studio and have a chat to Andy Ramsay, while checking out some of the cool artwork and Stereolab tour posters. 

Andy Ramsay at Press Play Studios Photographed by Paul Slattery
The “Five Billion In Diamonds” album is due to be released early next year and then they will hopefully play some select shows in the UK, Europe and USA to promote it and its going to be intriguing to see how they pull this off. You can check out the official 5BID Facebook page here and have a listen to some snippets from the album at their Soundcloud site here. You can listen and download our Retrosonic Podcast special edition with Ebbot free of charge from here or subscribe at iTunes. If you are interested in recording at Press Play then please check out their web-site here.

James, Helen, Andy, David, Ebbot & Butch - Five Billion In Diamonds Photographed by Toby Amies
 With many thanks to Ebbot, James, Andy Jenks and Andy Ramsay and of course to Paul Slattery. 

Ebbot Lundberg Photographed at Press Play Studios by Paul Slattery