planbproject:

Nashville based design studio Perky Bros, identity and packaging work for No. Six Depot.

No. Six Depot is a family owned, small-batch coffee roaster and café nested in the beautiful Berkshires. Located in a historic train station on 6 Depot St, they serve teas, salts and coffee from small farms and roast on location. 

Dan Smith by Wolf James

Calgary show right there ^^^. It was stunning. Biggest surprise of the night was how powerful Dan’s voice was. I knew he could sing but damn. That and when this happened. I was aware that was a possibility but it caught me off guard because of where we were situated in the crowd. It was a great treat for a fan who’s watched them grow in popularity and been waiting oh-so patiently for them to tour over here. The few televised performances we’d seen in the past really had nothing on what we witnessed.

Overall, for a small [sold-out] show that basically cost me $27 (plus beer money) I was very impressed. Everything sounded spot-on for the venue (a place I’m not fond of for a variety of reasons, but they worked well with what they had). I’m not a massive music follower these days but do have pretty strong convictions as to which artists I like and don’t like, and have no issue being critical of those who fall on either side… However, I can honestly say I can’t wait to see these guys again, particularly as their sound progresses.

My rating: Yes. Nicely done, boys. “Yes” out of 10. You figure it out.

PS My cousin-in-law was also working the door at the beer garden so we could get in and out for drinks pretty smoothly. That’s a bonus for these university events, even if I do feel old as —!

Afterthought: Interestingly, the Edmonton Journal described their performance as “soulful vocals, warm synths, and skittering percussion,” - a statement which resonates quite nicely in relation much of my musical exploration [at its surface] over the past decade or so (…NJS anyone?). How very delightful.

Thank you followers!

For, er, following this blog! There have been several new followers over the past few days and it’s been a while since I’ve seen activity like that.

I’m hoping to reach 1,000 very soon (I’m so, so close right now) and that’s pretty exciting. Maybe I’ll do a print give-away or something when I hit that number (that’s if anyone actually wants anything like that…) It’s been forever since I updated my work online, so that may encourage me to do something productive for my portfolio too.

Anyway, thank you!