Last week I took myself up many flights of stairs to Dalston Roof Park, on the roof of The Print Club for a night of music and cinema courtesy of The See Hear Club, founded in spring 2011 with the simple aim of showcasing favourite local bands followed by screenings of films of their choice. Sell out summer gigs have included performances by the likes of Veronica Falls, Peggy Sue and Landshapes, formerly Lulu and The Lampshades; as well as artists from further afield, such as Sea Of Bees, Sam Amidon and Tasseomancy. The programme for this summer will feature bands, Still Corners, Rozi Plain, Novella, The Mariners Children, Eyes and No Eyes, Johnny Flynn and Joe Gideon & The Shark and an idiosyncratic selection of films including Greg Mottola’s directorial debut, The Daytrippers, Raising Arizona, DIG, 1965 Czech film, Loves of a Blonde, Paris, Texas, and 1956 musical classic, High Society, starring Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
Last week, however, it was Landshapes’ turn to perform their unique brand of adorably exuberant folk-pop at Dalston’s Roof Park, a gig that was followed by lead singer Louisa’s favourite Pedro Almodovar film, ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’, a fantastically farcical film by the Spanish Director about desperate, unrequited, obsessive love.
To find out more and for a full list of The See Hear Club events click here.