Author: Carl Byron Batson

Tate Modern: William Klein/Daido Moriyama

I am obviously a little biased toward William Klein and there are those who will no doubt love the Moriyama section of this exhibition; it is after all an impressive and diverse display of...

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A Spear of Hope

Giving young people a ‘vision of the possible’ under such bleak circumstances may well seem impossible, but there are helping hands out there and one such pair of hands is an organisation called...

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Loitered Lens: Rival Sons, Electric Ballroom

Rival Sons, live at Camden's Electric Ballroom, photographs. No wrongness....

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Loitered Lens: Death Letters

On support duty for Anneke Van Giersbergen at the Borderline and a stint opening for Enter Shikari, Death Letters are on a trajectory to shuck off bridesmaid's syndrome. ...

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Loitered Lens: Sleepy Sun

'All eyes were on Sleepy Sun. They hypnotized, mesmerized, and with a click of a finger they were gone and an almighty surge began for the smoking area.'...

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Loitered Lens: Anneke Van Giersbergen

Anneke Van Giersbergen brings it to London's Borderline. Photoessay....

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Loitered Lens: Howlin’ Rain

They started firing shots from the guitar like armour piercing rounds, and with that you just knew this was going be jaw-droppingly brilliant. ...

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Nico: The End [Reissue]

A tragic end to a tragic life. Carl Batson on the life and career of Nico, in time for the reissue of her album, The End...

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Loitered Lens: Taragano Theatre

Carl Byron Batson captures the passion of Taragano Theatre's ​Chrysalis. They played together with the combination of the deep, soulful tones of the cello and the higher pitched breathy sound of...

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Loitered Lens: Drunken Balordi [Photos]

'The night started with what appeared to be an Irish folk band taking the stage – Drunken Balordi comprised a singer/acoustic guitarist wearing an Irish pub t-shirt, bass guitarist, violinist,...

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Loitered Lens: Jurojin

'Although during the first few songs, they came across as your standard four-piece doomy metal band with powerful vocals and formulaic song structures, when their turbaned tabla drums player joined...

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Loitered Lens: Americana International

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the...

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Loitered Lens: Roddy Radiation

'Roddy Radiation may have played guitar in The Specials, but when you’re watching his band, the Skabilly Rebels, do Specials songs without Terry Hall, it feels more like watching a wedding covers...

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Loitered Lens: 999

‘999 played the type of set you’d expect from fat middle aged old school punks with slightly squealy guitars. All well and good but you felt that they should be in a spit and sawdust pub in...

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Loitered Lens: Screamin’ Sugar Skulls

‘a nightmarish peek into a world our parents warned us about if we were caught masturbating, didn’t finish our homework, eat our greens or say our prayers at bedtime’. So says Col. Jon,...

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Loitered Lens: The Indegenerates [photos]

'they worked so well together it was hard to believe they had barely reached puberty. Sweat and sebum, hormones and hairgel – it never gets old. If you like great new fresh rock and roll...

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IzIggy and Some Weird Sinners: Long Island [Gig]

zIggy and Some Weird Sinners, billed as Europe's No 1 Iggy Pop tribute act...

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Loitered Lens: Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers

Legendary Shack Shakers - 04/23/12 London Underworld United Kingdom. ...

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Loitered Lens: The Crying Spell [Photos]

'Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid' – Basil King (not Goethe). Len Hotrum, Eric Snyder, Jason Phraner, Chase Culp. Some names are just more rock than others. The Crying...

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Loitered Lens: Icarus Line

A band at their peak in full force… Icarus Line burns up the stage.  Icarus Line are becoming the new band to catch this season. Supporting Killing Joke on the 8th of March at the...

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Loitered Lens: Killing Joke

Photos of Killing Joke at the Roundhouse in March 2012...

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Loitered Lens: Various Cruelties [PICS]

Various Cruelties at the 100 Club. Photos of a sold-out gig...

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Loitered Lens: Saxon [Pics]

One of the leading bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Saxon bring the denim and leather good-times once again!  Wikipedia, is a consensual tool where people build myths, there are...

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Loitered Lens: Steve Dior [Pics]

Sid Vicious's last bandmate standing, Steve Dior performs an intimate show, captured live by Trebuchet photographer Carl Batson. ...

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Loitered Lens: Bethia Beadman [Pics]

Bethia Beadman, A chanteuse in a strip club, g-string jokes don't get more apt than this, nor voices as sweet.   She has a great website you should investigate. All images Copyright Carl...

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Loitered Lens: Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones [Pics]

Bill Wyman may never live his larger than celebrity life with the Rolling Stones down. And he probably doesn't want to. But putting aside his great interest in metal detectors, his other love is...

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Loitered Lens: Savage Nomads

The Savage Nomads are a great London band that have been doing good things and making the right sort of noise. Our man Carl Batson likes these kids. He knows their habits, he watches their styles...

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Loitered Lens: Motley Kunst [Pics]

Sometimes you just can’t help the hawtness of stereotypical gender roles, they constrain and oppress us all. Day in, day out. in. out. in. out. in… Anyway, Motley Kunst are an awesome All...

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Loitered Lens: Joel Sarakula [Pics]

Hipster Folk and laid back dirt rave, gypsy funk with a grow-mo pomo comb-over…  Vicariously talented wunderkind Joel Sarakula has been a collectors item  for a number of years...

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Loitered Lens: Intense [Pics]

UK Metal's Ronseal Band… Intense struggle against adversity and finally give the audience what they want: Drama and penicillin.  Reading through the history of the band it becomes...

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