Scarborough’s South Beach. Rocks, sand and sea. What’s not to love.
So late in 2016 I decided to start a project photographing the Yorkshire coast. I spent much of my youth at places like Scarborough, Bridlington, Hornsea, Barmston and Fraisthorpe and re-visiting this coastline has been a healing journey. I’ve fallen in love with these beaches again. I don’t know what it is about the seashore, but every time I visit I come away refreshed and renewed.
Leeds based Loux are one of those surprises you find at a concert. The first time I saw them I wasn’t expecting much, but they soon proved me wrong.
I was able to catch them again this week and they didn’t dissapoint.
The images are taken from two gigs. One back in July and the other from this week.
Hailing from Saxony, Germany, Razz are a four piece band that opened for Glass Caves on their recent ‘I Do’ tour.
I usually go into a concert having listened to stuff from the openeing acts, but I didn’t this time and was completely blown away. Superb doesn’t begin to describe how good these guys were. So much energy and soul to their performance. Tracks like Paralysed draw instant comparisons to Franz Ferdinand. Mostly they channel the spirit of post punk bands from the Late Seventies/Early Eighties like Simple Minds and Bauhaus.
Stand out tracks from the night were Paralysed, Let it In Let it Out, Another Heart Another Mind, Youth & Enjoyment and Black Feathers.
Not sure if and when they will tour the UK again – I certainly hope they do – but definitely a band I want to see again.
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds. October 2017.
And if you like that, they have a couple of albums available – well worth a listen to.