So today's choice is an old one that worked its way back onto my iPod. Listening to it today brought back memories of one of my favourite gigs – The Vines at ULU.
This weekend was the first in a while that I've had the time to wander around Brixton Village. I'm always amazed at the speed in which new shops open up. One that has been around since November-ish, but I'd not had the time to try, is Breads Etc. They have a successful sister restaurant in Clapham High Street and their presence in Brixton Village offers a reduced but highly appetising brunch menu. Slightly further afield they're also opening a third shop in Brooklyn, New York sometime in the summer.
Bread is freshly baked onsite each day and for such a small premises they have a surprisingly wide range – Sunday's included walnut, olive, and couple of other sourdough loaves.
Breads Etc isn't for the extremley lazy, each table has a Dualit toaster allowing you to toast your bread just to your own liking as well as a selection of spreads to choose from.
My choice for Sunday was 4 slices of toast plus a couple of soft-boiled eggs. The eggs were perfectly made and at £4 you can't really go wrong.
A continuation on the SXSW theme I saw Cast Spells for the first time as a part of the Sargent House showcase where they performed alongside the likes of Adebisi Shank, Omar Rodriguez Lopez and Fang Island. On a night dominated by heavy basslines and turned up to the max amplifers Cast Spells provided a chilled tempo at the start of the evening.