Bleech, Hoxton Square © Chris Patmore Not Like You by Bleech Read my interview with the band

To the power of three

Rock music works really well when stripped down to its basic components: guitar, bass and drums. Each decade has had exemplary models, from Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream and Grand Funk Railroad in the ’60s, to the more melodic sounds of The Jam and The Police in the ’70s. In the ’80s and ’90s the power trios were less common, but acts such as Nirvana, Green Day and Blink-182 proved they were still popular combo.

Old lady with red umbrellaAdelaide, South Australia © Chris Patmore This is a scan of a Cibachrome print from a Kodachrome 64 original, which I no longer know the whereabouts of. Shot with Olympus OM1, Zuiko 24mm

Sounds XP all-day gig at The Windmill, Brixton

Good Friday turned into a great Friday with this all-day gig at The Windmill in Brixton. Online music mag Sounds XP put together this mini fest, which included a free BBQ and eight bands for a measly £6. The venue may have fulfilled all the stereotypes of a pub gig, which one could call atmosphere: peeling paint, no dressing room for the bands, tiny corner stage/platform for the performers, limited stage lights and a constant stream of technical problems ranging from live mics (resolved by Viv Albertine taking off her sock to cover it), amps and pedals losing power, and gaffer …