Poeticat had another successful residency at the Windmill last bank holiday weekend, and the band is starting to make some noise, getting listings in the Metro and TNT, and a great review of the gig in Love Music Magazine (page 66). Catherine Martindale of the band recalls the night.
The night was opened by Abi Palmer who wowed audiences with her What’s New Pussycat poetry & comedy show. This included a flip chart monitoring Abi’s obsession with an Amazon user, getting the audience to test the LED lights he enjoys, making one audience member’s hands larger with play doe to match the size of his hands (she knows his size because of recent purchase of a large pair of gloves) & finally getting the audience to vote on the cuteness of cat pictures as he has bought a cat calendar.
Abi was followed by Gideon Conn who is one of my favourite singer songwriters. The audience adored his charm & witty lyrics.
We went on next & trailed our new song A Letter to David Cameron which Includes a lot of screaming which was fun!
Mangoseed headlined & were even better than I remember from our gig with them at Leander Road in July. The audience loved them and we all emerged pretty sweaty from dancing to their ska, funk and rock medley, agreeing that our prime minster is indeed acting in a bit of an unfair fashion.
Elisavet Kalpaxi outdid herself which the shed transformation. It was a sequence of silver plastic curtains in strips which had large coloured spots for us to follow and find our individual exit. Once we had tunnelled through we were asked a question and given a pen to contribute our answers to a group poem which will be presented at our next residency.
Our next date is October 31st which is Halloween! It is a double A side single release for us, so you must dress up in your scariest costumes and come celebrate! We will tell you who is playing nearer the time or you can join the Facebook group and the first to know everything!