So we’re a full 5 days into 2011, and a full month and 5 days since we last added some astute ramblings onto this esteemed blog. What the hell have we been doing? And were there monkey pirates involved? Well, December consisted of an awesome Oh! Inverted World with Cibelle (God, she was incredible), Inca Gold and Saint Saviour; endless Christmas parties; James becoming The Human Hamster after becoming infected and fatboothed by Mumps; mulled wine; scrabble; ill-fated trips abroad; mince pies and Big Gigs (Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Biffy Clyro). On the final day of December we were treated to the first ever Oh! Inverted World wedding at the Old Queens Head for O!IW’s veteran Aussie Danyelle Mastroianni and her beau Daniel Bolden. Twas a tremendous day and our very own Sam Seager was even the resident photographer!
D&D GET HOOKED!
so yeah, we’ve been busy and we’ve neglected our blog writing duties. We sorry, please forgive us! To make up for this inexcusable laziness, here are some nice things for your ears.
1. Grouplove – Colours An amazing new band who we hope to chat to you more about very soon.
Following the awesome boat show on Wednesday (and hell, that was a party!), OIW are going back to our home, The Old Queens Head in Angel, on Thursday (2nd December) for an early Xmas party with the incredible Cibelle Blackbird performing.
We’ve been trying to land the incredibly talented songstress for a show since around the time we started OIW, so it’s a joyous occasion that we have finally got her along on December 2nd.
Cibelle was actually born in Sao Paolo before becoming a Hackney-ite so she knows a thing or two about bringing some sunshine along too. If (like us) you’re already pretty fed up with the cold, minimal daylight hours, and miserable weather, here’s an archived video from Brazilian TV featuring Cibelle that should cheer you the hell up, it worked for us!
Oh, and did we mention that Cibelle’s backing band are actually La Shark! Yes, the band who hold the record for OIW shows (we really can’t get enough of them y’see). To move a bit closer to what you can expect on Dec 2nd, here is Cibelle’s version of Tom Waits’ Green Grass. The video for the track has already had over a million youtube hits and is simply luscious. Just like the lady herself.