Review by Kimberley Easton and Photos by Carla Mundy
Kicking off the evening were Australian rockers, ME, and with their first song, ‘Hoo-Ha’, and Luke Ferris’s unique vocals the crowd was pumped. Though a few of the songs are quite similar, with their catchy lyrics and growing fan base, these guys are going to be really big one day. I can see them doing their own headline tour in the near future…
Appearing on stage to a deafening choir of screaming girl fans was Watford boys Lower Than Atlantis. Opening with ‘If The World Was To End’ and playing hits such as ‘Beech Like Tree’ and ‘Deadliest Catch’ as well as covers of The Foo Fighters, the audience loved them. Frontman Mike Duce got the crowd jumping and to form a circle-pit, “like a fucking washing machine!”, even managing to get them to sit on the floor before getting them back on their feet and start jumping once again. A great performance from a great band that should be headlining their own show.
The crowd were buzzing for headliners Twin Atlantic. After an enthusiastic singalong to Queens ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the crowd erupted into a sea of cheers, whoops and screams as the four Scottish lads appeared on stage. Opening with ‘Yes, I Was Drunk’ and ‘Time For You To Stand Up’, the band’s live versions of each of their songs were better than the recorded versions. Their lively, bouncy set showed how far this band have come in the last few years with songs such as ‘Apocalyptic Renegade’, ‘Edit Me’ and ‘We Want Better Man’ swallowed whole by the crowd.
For the encore came an acoustic rendition of ‘You’re Turning Into John Wayne’ from Sam followed by ‘Crash Land’, for which Barry McKenna dragged out his cello. It was an amazing moment but the best was yet to come as ‘Make A Beast Of Myself’ and ‘Free’ provided the perfect closing to an amazing show.
From ME’s ‘Hoo Ha’ to the Twin Atlantic’s ‘Free’, it was a pleasure to watch and my tickets are as good as booked for their next shows.
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