Shhhhh this one is a secret.
Or at least, it was.
102.1 The Edge, one of the major modern rock radio stations in Toronto, has a "The Edge Secret Thing" concert series. Last year, when they brought Billy Talent to town, I photographed their set.
For this concert series, the artist in question remains a secret up until they take the stage.... at least in theory. Royal Blood, the evening's top secret performer, actually posted on their Facebook wall inviting fans to enter a contest for a small show at a specific location. They also included a map of where this specific location was.
And thus, some basic sleuthing resolved a not-so-well-kept secret.
Either way, having the chance to photograph and see Royal Blood at a small venue like Velvet Underground was a treat! I'd actually purchased tickets to their small show at Tattoo last year, but was sadly unable to go - so I'm glad that this show gave me the chance to redeem myself!
You can see the full photo set over at Aesthetic Magazine.