We meant to write about this the other day but on account of a slightly unpleasant hangover we did not. Basically after the Siobhan showcase we got a cab (two cabs, in fact — it was all very exciting) to see THE GREATEST BAND OF ALL TIME play a London show. The whole 'London' aspect of the show was interesting because they are not from London and are, in fact, from Abroad.
They are Alphabeat, who we've mentioned before (admittedly about eight years after some of the web's better europopspotters), and they look like this.
That's right, viewers: Popjustice's highly-paid professional live photographer was at the gig too. There are some band members — the same amount AGAIN — not in shot here. Also not in shot:
1. That nice man from St Etienne who afterwards said Alphabeat were very good.
2. A lot of A&R people no doubt wondering how successful a cross between Junior Senior and The Kids From Fame would be in the UK. (Here is a clue: VERY. Completely huge. Bigger than the Arctic Monkeys and Triple 8 put together.)
3. The rest of what was going on at the London Water Rats. Why do we keep ending up there? Unfortunately this time there were no bottles thrown through the window like when we went to see Lorraine (everyone's a critic, etc etc) and the gig wasn't delayed for an hour BECAUSE THERE WAS A WAKE HAPPENING IN THE MAIN ROOM like when we went to see Paul Steel. It was an eventful night nonetheless.
So there you go.