Loitered Lens: Man and the Echo

Photos of political popsters Man and the Echo at the Lexington, London

In 2015 Man & The Echo released three singles, toured relentlessly and made festival appearances at The Isle of Wight festival and alongside Billy Bragg at Glastonbury, as well as being invited to play live on Radio 4’s Loose Ends.

They received critical praise for their first offerings and in particular their second single ‘All Right’ which was talked up by Steve Lamacq on 6music and was made Absolute Radio’s ‘Single of the Week, of the Year.’

Their third single might have had a bit more radio play if it hadn’t contained 25 uses of the word “fuck”.

In 2016, their pointedly activist frontman Gaz Roberts commenced writing scathing political and satirical vignettes for Trebuchet, and so it seemed only polite to send Richard Harvey off to a Man and the Echo show at London’s Lexington to photograph what all the fuss is about.

Photos from Man and the Echo’s gig at the Lexington, July 2016, by Richard Harvey.

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