By Andras Paul, Rock At Night London Correspondent
Venue Cargo, Shoreditch, London – August 17, 2016 – Natives -sponsored by Estrella Galicia / 1883 Magazine
It seems that Rock at Night was at the right place and the right time again the long awaited comeback of UK based-band Natives’s. It has been almost two years since their last live performance. On August 17th, Natives kicked off their tour as support for MOTHXR, which will begin in Manchester on September 3rd and will end in Brighton on September 10th.
It looks like the band was up and fit for the new challenge, presenting a very lively performance down at Cargo – Shoreditch – London’s hipster quarter.
RAN has been a supporter of Natives—and I knew we were destined to see a good show. I was there early in the evening and watched how detailed everything was arranged on the stage, giving it a happy, festive feel, including the little scarves on mic stands. The stage décor gave me the impression they had just come back from a happy holiday from the sunny Africa—and wanted to share with the audience their experience.
The audience was able to listen “live” for the first time new songs – including the African influenced new single ‘Chasing Lions’. In two years it reached #4 on Blog-Aggregator Hype Machine’s Twitter chart.
My fav song of the evening was ‘Stop The Rain’ which really shook up the place with explosive energy.
RAN agrees with the post on their Twitter page: “..a new live era for us has begun!” So let be it, Natives. The performance at Shoreditch proved this to be true!
Debut London show
Aug 17 London – Cargo
UK tour dates supporting MOTHXR
Sep 03 Manchester – Sound Control
Sep 04 Leeds – Brudenell Games Room
Sep 05 Glasgow – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Sep 06 Nottingham – The Bodega
Sep 07 Bristol – Exchange
Sep 08 London – Dingwalls
Sep 09 Southampton – Joiners
Sep 10 Brighton – The Green Door Store
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Andras Paul came from a traditional art background back in Hungary. He studied drawing, painting and animation and later began his interest in photography using and old Zenit film camera.
Concert photography started out as a hobby but when he began feeling discouraged with his creative projects, grabbing a camera and approaching a gig was the only thing which made him completely relaxed and confident.
Andras approaches photography as a kind of meditation. While attending a gig he is able to lock out all the disturbing noises of the world, making himself completely relaxed, and escape into another world. Has no favorite band however favors listening to AC/DC nowadays.
Andras loves photography and Is open to any kind of gig with decent music-- let it be a big concert or the smallest darkest pub on earth.
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