Tallinn Music Week: My Favourite Marathon

It's not an exaggeration to say that Tallinn Music Week is my favourite event of the year. I've taken a slightly different approach to the festival this year compared to last time around. In 2014, I went a bit crazy trying to visit as many locations as possible in the shortest possible time. I also stayed out way too late every night, treating the three-day event like a sprint, not a marathon. 

For the 2015 edition, I've decided to pace myself. On Friday night, having picked up my pass, I went to Sinilind, where Tallinn Daggers preceded Elephants from Neptune. Tallinn Daggers had a kind of early-80s post-punk sound that appealed to me, as a fan of groups like Editors when they first came along, as well as New Order retrospectively.

Elephants are the closest that Estonia has to the Black Keys - the tightest of blues-rockers, whose jam sessions could wipe the floor with a lot of bands' actual songs. The quality and craftsmanship of their music was on another level. I hope Estonia is proud of Elephants - like the animal, they have colossal power

FRIDAY: THE AWESOME INGRID LUKAS RETURNS TO THE ESTONIAN STAGE, AT NO99, WITH SONGS FROM HER NEW ALBUM DEMIMONDE.

Check out some of my photos from day one of TMW 2015, below.