Tuesday, December 21, 2010
52 Commercial Road
52 Commercial Road, I used to conduct a bus past there regularly. But that was then, this is now.
Formed in late 2003 at the age of seventeen, 52 Commercial Road have been developing the post-rock sound far beyond the loud-quiet riffs we're used to. Emotive soundscapes built on fragile foundations become crescendous taking the listener to introspective worlds never explored.
The band have become most well known through being part of various projects in London aimed at the re-use of derelict and empty spaces from benefit nights, to art exhibitions to squat parties.
I would hesitate a guess that they are from the East End of London.
Check out this live excerpt from Reaching Sad, track one of their album.
..52 Commercial Road live at Bardens Boudoir,Stoke Newington High Street,London ...17th Jan 2010...
How about this video from another track on the album. Track three to be precise.
Leonard Talks To His Rifle
aka: Leonard Talks To Him Gun
You can listen to the complete album here.
Another thought on this is now. It never looked like this when my bus went past. I'm pretty sure it was just before Aldgate by Gower's Walk.