The crowd at Rockstorm - Painted Live watching Serenity Dies perform. The next chapter of Sinking Streets was going to be about Thilafushi. But before that I feel like I must write about the live music scene that I documented from 2007-2009. Malé city is a loud and deafening place. Especially around that time as we were gearing up for the first round of elections in 30 years. I feel like there must be something to how it took rock and heavy metal to cut through the noise. Seeing bands play on the Carnival Stage was an incredible feeling for people like us that had never seen a proper live metal show before.
I’ve been finding so many unedited and previously unpublished photos while narrowing down my selection for Sinking Streets. In a way it feels like sifting through the contents of a tomb.