Tour Diary - Nai Harvest & Playlounge (The Monitors Feature)
"Having your songs pressed to vinyl is so exciting; you feel immense pride having given birth to a beautiful object that has taken huge amounts of time and effort to put together. This is something that Dog Knights Productions understands, investing their efforts in great bands and producing quality releases that are visually stunning.
Nai Harvest recently released their EP ‘Hold Open My Head’ through Dog Knights, and Playlounge are set to release their debut album ‘Pilot’ in early April.
To celebrate these releases, the bands organised a weekend release tour, hitting Sheffield, Brighton, Southampton and London. We got Nai Harvest (Ben & Lew), and Playlounge (Saam and Laurie) to keep a short diary from the weekend, detailing life on tour.”
Quick poster design for a show I’m organising/promoting in Sheffield. The background is oil based paint marbled onto paper, scanned, and overlaid in photoshop with different blending modes and hue adjustments.
I played with mirroring and rotating the background to create a kaleidoscope effect, but it looked too messy and I felt it was too clichéd, so the background is mirrored and cut in half from corner to corner, hinting at a more subtle pattern.
First time playing with a flash gun for the indoor shot, and using Lightroom to edit. Had to resist the temptation to edit these too heavily, but muted out the colours a bit and lowered the contrast to create a more natural, pastel palette.
Nai Harvest are awesome, their new EP “Hold Open My Head” is out soon on Dog Knights Productions (UK) and Topshelf Records (US). Listen to it here: