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The sights of Test Pressing festival 2019 – a loud day in photographs

A Saturday spent with earplugs in

We were honoured to be involved with the second edition of Test Pressing festival this year, which for the first time was held in Hackney Wick: a particularly strange corner of East London where every building is either a rave/sex rave warehouse or a pensioner’s bungalow. It’s the bungalows that are particularly strange, as it slowly dawns on you that nowhere else in the whole city has them. What’s all this space doing so close to the centre of town?

For now, at least, it exists, and across six venues this Saturday, 50 odd bands and DJs experimenting with psych and industrial rock, techno, and other loud electronics made it a frazzling place to be.

Here’s how it looked through the lens of photographers Luis Kramer, Lilly Creightmore and Anna Louise Yorke.

Surfbort at The Old Baths by Luis Kramer
Bo Ningen at The Old Baths by Luis Kramer
A Place to Bury Strangers at Studio 9294 by Luis Kramer
Tiña at Grow by Luis Kramer
Surfbort at The Old Baths by Luis Kramer
Surfbort at The Old Baths by Luis Kramer
The Underground Youth at Studio 9294 by Lilly Creightmore
Warmduscher at the Old Baths by Anna Louise Yorke
The canal terrace at Studio 90 by Anna Louise Yorke
A Place to Bury Strangers at Studio 9294 by Luis Kramer
Surfbort at The Old Baths by Luis Kramer
Los Bitchos at the Old Baths by Luis Kramer
Bo Ningen at The Old Baths by Luis Kramer
A Place to Bury Strangers at Studio 9294 by Luis Kramer
Moon Duo at Studio 9294 by by Anna Louise Yorke
Bo Ningen at the Old Baths by Luis Kramer
Black Country, New Road at the Old Baths by Anna Louise Yorke
The Underground Youth meet A Place to Bury Strangers

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