Photographs by Sebastien Dehesdin.
We were feeling pretty weary from our weekend jaunt at End of the Road Festival yesterday but we figured Midlake‘s Eric Pulido probably would be too, so it seemed only fair we ignored our post-festival hangovers together in style at The Slaughtered Lamb.
Pulido opened the evening’s intimate performance by covering Loudon Wainwright before delving into his own personal favourites like Bob Carpenter‘s ‘Silent Passage’, which features on Midlake’s Late Night Tales compilation. Treating the appreciative audience to a song from his solo project that will be called Banquet, Pulido was soon joined by some pretty special guests.
John Grant and Midlake bandmates Eric Nichelson and Paul Alexander appeared on stage for a rendition of the Queen of Denmark featured number ‘Sigourney Weaver’ before Grandaddy‘s Jason Lytle tagged in for John Grant and they launched into Sumday featured classic ‘Now It’s On.’ With Lytle taking on harmonica duties the impromptu four-piece took on Neil Young‘s ‘Heart of Gold’ before the Midlake trio fell back into their own back catalogue with the compelling, woozy The Trials of Van Occupanther number ’Roscoe.’