Josienne Clarke and Luke James Williams at Paper Dress Vintage.

Spent yesterday at the beautiful Paper Dress Vintage shop in Hackney. It’s a clothes shop next to a chicken shop with a venue upstairs. The decor is all Twin Peaks; Laura Palmer watches over proceedings from behind the bar like christ herself. Fucking London, full of brilliant places to go. Maybe I’ll play there one day, when I’ve finished writing this record. Things you think you want but if you get them, they’ll hurt you. Who knows.

Luke was up first. He’s one of those natural musicians, every time he opens his mouth it sounds terrific, whatever he does. His nylon strung guitars are tuned down, somehow, I think, or maybe not, I don’t know. He plays every song like a piano. Sickening. Look him up on Spotify.

Josienne played next. ‘Walls & Hallways’ was the highlight of her set. Maybe ‘Onliness’. It was a quiet one, the room was silent & still. These solo versions of precious songs are an unmade bed the morning after a night you might want to forget but you know you never will and I’m spending exactly as much of my life looking at her through a lens as I want to.

We had a long drive north afterwards so we missed most of The Little Unsaid set but from what I heard they’re an accomplished bunch of brilliant musicians.

Scroll down, look, I took some photos. This was my Canon 60d with a 1.2 50mm lens. It does some odd stuff but it’s a thrill to use. Drop me a line if you’d like me to point it at you.

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