In this First Concert Ever segment, the indie pop artist, aimés, talks about the story of her first experience with live music. You can check out the story below:
The year was 2005, plimsolls, neck scarves, skinny jeans, hairspray, cardigans and leather jackets were on the must wear list of everyone in the uk indie scene at the time, and what a time it was.
Finishing school at 4pm on a Friday night, running home to get ready whilst swigging your dads vodka he kept in the freezer and topping it back up with water, (only later to learn that water freezes but vodka doesn't) using a whole can of hairspray so your hair didn't move with all the dancing that was about to go down on the d-floor of The Newcastle University that night.
Friday 21 May 2005 - The Paddingtons were an up and coming English indie punk band from Hull who were friends with Peter Doherty and supported his band The Babyshambles from time to time. Peter Doherty was the reason I started getting into and writing poetry.
Tommy the lead singer of The Paddingtons was skinny, sweaty and stylish, he wore a white vest, leather jacket and skinny jeans. Their songs were catchy with devastating lyrics, great melodies and big indie guitars. They were cool and I had a huge desire to want to be around them.
The UK indie music scene is still one of the best things I've ever been part of.
It was like being part of a secret club. I was 15 and I finally felt I could express myself in what I wore, how I spoke, what bands I chose to see live, it was a welcomed total escapism from my life.
Indie music has had an unbelievable influence on my music today. I wouldn't be here without it.