Review: Bandstand Busking with Fanfarlo and Kill It Kid

Oh man, I have epic hayfever today. I think it’s because I went back to Ashford and got it there. Anyway, the weather was sweet and it made for a nice visit over to Northampton Square bandstand for a busking session. One (of the many) reasons why I love Bandstand Busking is because there are always lots of awesome folk to meet up with. One of the people I met today was Greg, who contributes to the tasty website Bridging The Atlantic. I also got to test out my new zooooooom lens. It reminds me of the Laura Hocking song Lola B’s Got Ultrazoom; this lens would be good for stalking people with.

Stalking aside, Kill It Kid were running late so Fanfarlo went first. I saw them for 4 songs at 229 after Dear Reader, but I was feeling ill and tired and it was freezing outside, so Adam and I took an early exit. I enjoyed their bandstand busking set alot, particularly their song Luna. I have to admit, I’ve listened to them before and it didn’t grab me. But listening now, I’m quite enjoying it. Particularly Luna. I loved the stripped down busking version, but the beefed out version has musical saw, and is therefore win-worthy. 

After a short break Kill It Kid took to the bandstand. The band are on One Little Indian and I have done some promo work for their EP, so I was pretty excited to see them play. Intrigued as well, because the singer has such a deep, powerful voice and yet he looks so youthful and unassuming. But, POW! his voice is epic. You definately have to hear it live to truly appreciate it. I would definately like to see them play live again. 

Here is the Fanfarlo Myspace and the Kill It Kid one is here. My photos are all in this set hereBandstand Busking will have the videos up in the next few weeks.

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4 Responses to Review: Bandstand Busking with Fanfarlo and Kill It Kid

  1. Sam May 3, 2009 at 9:40 pm #

    Anika how quick are you with reviews I have not even started mine yet lol

    • anikainlondon May 4, 2009 at 9:40 am #

      I’m fast!

  2. Greg May 4, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    Yeah, you put us to shame! You’ve already got 8 subsequent posts and I’ve only just woken up. No wonder you have no time to study…

    Great to meet you, looking forward to Love Is All next Sunday

    • anikainlondon May 4, 2009 at 11:16 am #

      It was good meeting you too, Greg! See you soon :)

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