The Arlet EP launch tour got off to a cracking start at the Magic Garden in Battersea where even the resident cat was reported to have said it was the best Thurdsay he’s had in a good long while.
We were fed and watered handsomely, saw old friends, made some new ones, and most importantly played some tunes, all to the best sound engineering we’ve ever had.
Our friends from The Bakery popped along to say hello (check out their beautiful short film The Last Bookshop, accompanied by Arleteer Owen’s gorgeous soundtrack) and we were honoured to have Mr. Richard Dadd present the first of the Arlet-Short-EP-Launch-Tour-of-London-and-the-South-East Prize of the Day Awards. This was a special award, marking the start of a whole new, smoke-free future for Arlet, as the prize went to Thom “I used to smoke a lot, but it just doesn’t bother me now – I’ve moved on” Harmsworth for all round good eggery as well, of course, for not having inhaled as much as a whisper of smoke since New Year’s Day. Thanks go to the great Dave Hawkins for capturing the moment on film.
If there was one disappointment on the night, it was surely that, due to no fault of our own (maybe), the limited edition, beautifully dressed (thanks to Lizzie Lay) CDs were not quite ready. This has since been remedied and the 5 track wonders are sleeved, cased, and raring to be heard. Pick an EP up in person during the remainder of the tour, or pop along HERE to get one for your very own. We’ll even post it to an address of your choice.
The next step of the tour starts this afternoon at The Little Albion Inn in Broadstairs where we will be playing from 4 until 6 (with rumours of a break somewhere in the middle). Food, drink, good company, great music, and it’s even close to the train station – what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon and fight off the doom of the impending snow-bound week…
In the meantime, we’ll leave you with a few snaps of the tour so far.