WPGM Reviews: Cigarettes After Sex Live At O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (In Pictures)


To close out their global headline autumn 2019 tour, and in support of their recently released sophomore album titled Cry, US ambient pop band Cigarettes After Sex performed live at the sold out O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on November 28, with London-based photographer Marianne Brits-Strodl on hand to capture the best bits.

The 4-piece band are back on the road early 2020 for a UK and European spring tour, which kicks off on March 23, 2020 at O2 Academy Bristol, and ends in Luxembourg City on April 8, 2020.


Photographed by Marianne Brits-Strodl

Marianne Brits-Strodl

Johannesburg-born, London-based photographer, Marianne Brits-Strodl is inextricably linked with, and have a genuine passion for the live music scene. The key to Marianne’s success in the arena of music photography is the originality of her work. Not necessarily the subject matter, but in the execution thereof. In terms of style, her work possesses all the instinctive immediacy of photojournalism and its frontline documentary approach, yet she somehow always manages to marry this with the considered curation of a high fashion editorial spread.Hers are powerful images – unstaged, unrehearsed, and strikingly candid – capturing the unbridled energy and charisma of the music scene, with glimpses into the quieter, more reflective moments of its artists in between...

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