We Are Knuckle Dragger Bannermans Edinburgh Oct 2014
Back on the road with my favourite noisy dudes. This time they hit Edinburgh at the legendary Bannermans venue for a support slot for Certain Death.
Another exclusive, now they have a full lineup! Following the amicable departure (both are heading off to do grown up things) of long serving and amazing rhythm section. A tall order for anyone to step into. Joey and Aidan along with mainman Aran complete now complete the all new WAKD, and I can assure you they still sound amazing. New material is well in progress and we were lucky to be treated to a new track tonight. Anyway less waffle, more pictures…
We Are Knuckle Dragger ArcTanGent Festival August 2014 – Bristol
If you follow my work you’ll know I’m a huge Knuckle Dragger fan, so they don’t really need an introduction! I jumped at the chance to head down to Bristol and cover their biggest show to date with the revised lineup. The new lineup news came as a shock to a few hardcore fans in attendance today. But today they proved unstoppable and gained a load of new fans during their packed out set on the Yohkai stage.
It was quite an adventure getting there, to say things didn’t run smoothly is an understatement. Blown amps, broken pedals, everything went wrong, the odds seemed stacked against us. But the stress and tension actually seemed to add to the performance. Classic Knuckle Dragger. Great, great set and some serious new songs. I can’t wait for album number 3!
We Are Knuckle Dragger 16th August 2014, Newcastle Cluny 2
I caught up with one of my favourite Newcastle bands WAKD for an exclusive show. They’ve been quiet for a while, and tonight we see some major changes. The new lineup bombshell was dropped a couple of days before the show. Tonight they play as a stripped down to a two-piece. Two-piece bands seem all the rage these days, and WAKD did not disappoint. It was different, but it still contains the thrilling Knuckle Dragger punch, fans quickly coming to terms with the changes. They were really tight.
I headed down to cover the show for Shutter Online and of course rock out! More pics from the show can be found on Shutter click here to view. Find some new pics below. Knuckle Dragger have always been a band that inspires me when I photo, I try to capture the energy of their performance and it’s led to some of my best work. Hopefully I’ve added to that tonight.
What will the future bring? All I know is that I don’t want them to stop. They’re playing ArcTangent Festival this weekend. Highly recommend them.