1883 Magazine

Friday night on the Shoreditch strip and crowds eagerly gathered at intimate hangout Bar Music Hall for the launch of 1883 Live, an exciting new event showcasing the hottest new bands the UK has to offer, brought to you by the UK’s coolest independent magazine 1883. 

Captured by performances from the likes of electronic remix maestros Picture Book and indie pop four-piece The Shaws, the ambience in the venue was electric. Video projections of Issue 6 cover star Aaron Taylor-Johnson illuminated the walls whilst copies of the latest magazine were read by tipsy onlookers. But it was the music that defined the night and sent crowds flocking to the dance floor.

Indie heroes the The Good Suns sent the masses into an indie daze while dreamy synth-pop duo Elephant gave a momentous, enchanting performance.

Backstage copious amounts of Jeremiah Weed and Bacardi Rum were drunk, whilst the bands fervently awaited their performances. When they piled off stage the atmosphere of the evening was greatly heralded, but it wasn’t just live bands that enticed the audience. There were stomping DJ sets from Bristol house and disco double Pardon My French, as well as house DJ’s The King Regards who got the mobs dancing.

As the night drew to a close, and the alcohol wore off, partygoers and performers alike praised the vibe and success of the evening. Known for showcasing the best new talent, 1883 lived up to its reputation and put on a great show— creating a platform for rising musical stars.

Watch this space to find out about the next 1883 Live.. You won’t want to miss it. 

Words by Elspeth Merry

Photography by Gregory Babcock

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