anarchistwood went to do a gig in sunny Chelmsford July 2013.... at the newly established Asylum venue, run by Ed and Denise Wood. What an oasis this turned out to be, complete with like minded freaks, local and from the Essex towns strewn along the A12 and M11 and boasting a divine dj known to us 'woods from London meet ups called Davyd Skull.
The other live act on the night was The 5 String Drop Out Band hailing from Braintree ... most of them anyway... with the exception of big man Jonny Hewson who said it was 'all too much' and had moved elsewhere - Clacton? Southend? I wonder what he did..... The 5SDOB were a wholesome crew with ruddy cheeks and some charming lady friends and hell, they could play anything with strings... and so they did - knocking anarchistwood's communal socks/stockings off in the process.
Raw energy, humour and just totally having it was the order of the performance and luckily some of it has been recorded for your enjoyment. Unfortunately my camera was acting up and in need of a 'defrag' so the bits that you see here have been knitted together and include about 4 different tunes. I suggest you go see them live as soon as bloody possible to get a decent earful of the 5SDOB. They Rock!