If there was one must-attend party for New Years Eve this year it had to be This Feeling’s NYE 2014 show in association with Xfm and Jack Rocks at Hoxton venue, The Macbeth,. No strangers to putting on an amazing club night, This Feeling events have been described as “a colossal club night” by none other than Noel Gallagher and Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno has described them as being “like a mad sixties carnival”. With a headline set from Carl Barat & The Jackals, it was no surprise then that the TF NYE 2014 party was a storming success.
The Macbeth played host to a brilliantly diverse range of shows over 2014 with notable names such as La Roux, Kele and Ghetts having performed at the venue in recent times, but this was a pure, guitar fuelled fest of the finest indie rock n roll around.
Opening the night’s events were three London based bands Decoy Jet, Trampolene and Dexters. Having played regularly around London’s live music venues throughout last year, all three bands showcased a brilliant stage presence and showed the excited and seemingly quite merry crowd (probably from all that Jack Daniel’s) exactly why they are all being tipped for big things by us this year.
Lead singer of The Horrors, Faris Badwan followed up with a DJ set that featured tracks from a plethora of artists from Stevie Wonder to Duran Duran and superstar DJ The Magic Mod was on hand to provide a dose of singalong indie hits from the likes of The Strokes and The Black Keys. But it was The Libertines co-frontman Barat and his band of small carnivorous mammals who stole the show and set the new year off with a bang.
Obviously Carl’s bandmates weren’t literally Jackal’s but they did indeed play a superb set which not only featured performances of their own material, but also saw them play tracks from Barat’s other respective bands including a rousing version of Dirty Pretty Things’ ‘Bang Bang You’re Dead’ and The Libertines classic ‘Death On The Stairs’. Even finding time to count in the new year for the hundreds of revellers packed into the East London venue, Barat put in a masterful performance and despite an issue with his guitar, remained unfazed, proceeding to play the festive ‘Auld Lang Syne’ and a spectacularly random version of ‘Rockin Robin’, which had everyone in attendance singing along like their lives depended on it.
With a rich tradition of throwing NYE parties of the highest caliber, This Feeling’s 2014 effort was certainly one to remember and if reading this little write up is not enough to make you feel like you were there, get your eyes on the video below and watch our little montage of highlights from the night to see how it all went down for yourself. If you were there, enjoy reliving the memories of bringing in the new year and who knows, maybe you’ll even spot yourself in the video! (Apologies to Decoy Jet as we weren’t quite set up in time to catch you on film!)
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Photo courtesy of Will Ireland