It was 2012, in a blog post, where Algernon Cadwallader announced to their fans that band had officially been laid to rest, putting to an end their touring life.It came to no surprise then that people from different countries had reunited there, in the Rotonde room of Botanique, Monday evening, to see this band again on stage, during their European tour.
What came as a surprise for me was the amount of bouncing that the floor of Rotonde could handle. If lights are usually a tricky issue when photographing concerts, the bouncing floor was an added challenge. But photographers are known for being creative, and my tiny size made me fit perfectly on stage, comfortably sitting on the edge, with my feet out of the floor, not bothering the public too much, to keep taking pictures of this hilarious band. They played some of their old classic songs, as they thought they were losing the crowd, that came out alive again, pushing each other and diving above us. Such a fun crowd to watch in the small venue that was already heated up by the previous band Bat Eyes. As a foreigner living in Belgium, I always try to grasp any opportunity to meet local talent and discover new Belgian bands. This indie rock formation from Ghent, established in 2019, and with Koen Wijnant (from Arquettes) as the lead singer, enlivened the night setting up the best mood to start the show with their catchy songs, starting with “You’re the breeze”, and “saving up”, together with an unreleased song, Honeybee, and ending with a cover of “Some things last a long time” that left us hanging and willing to hear more from this talented band.
Maandag 05 juni 2023, Le Botanique (Brussel, BE) | Foto's & tekst: Cristina Vergara