"Chaos is not the opposite of rhythm but the milieu of all milieus"
Deleuze & Guattari

Friday, 29 October 2010


Rick Owens and Michele Lamy, Princess Julia and Carson's boyfriend Gareth Pugh came out to experience this softly spoken Scot's debut gig tonight, in the Haggerston's tiny basement space.

Besides providing the audience with some perfectly-formed fashion-goth eye-candy, Carson played five songs, going from rousing wild country to moody rock-poetry via a dedication to Gareth, an onstage smoke and the occasional mince.

Intense and personal, Carson's music ramps up the heartstrings but is roughened by his jagged vocals and the sparse accompaniment. The violinist who played with him was outstanding.

The two musicians each side of Carson softened the whole scene but also set him off, allowing him to blaze black and blond in the centre, as he will no doubt do each time he takes to the stage, until the whole world falls for his emotional honesty and sweet spirit.

Happy Birthday Carson.