Thursday, 25 February 2016
On Tuesday night I went to one of the most wonderful gigs. Walk The Moon are a band I've loved for quite a while now, and they are a band well worth seeing live.
The set was brilliant. I really loved how there was minimal talking and the main focus was music. The small amount of talking that there was came with a very spiritual energy, for pushing away the negative and feeling the music, which was so nice to hear.
They are such a brilliant band live, which was something that I've read online, and they did not disappoint. The sound quality was great and more than anything, the music was just fantastic - everything it is on audio with so much more added to it. It was raw, it was real, and it was just what I needed.
My favourite song was Aquaman, which is undoubtedly my favourite of all their songs, and it was stunning live. I also loved I Can Lift A Car, which had the most positive, reassuring energy and tone to it, and I feel like everyone really came together during that song. Shut Up and Dance was so much fun and was towards the end when everyone just seemed to feel a lot looser and more free than at the beginning. Anna Sun was lovely and Work This Body got everyone moving, just as you'd expect.
If you go to see one single band this year, I would recommend that it be this one.
Until next time.
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
On Saturday night I went to see All Time Low at the NIA (Barclaycard Arena) and they were wonderful.
Due to the length of the queue to get in, we missed Against The Current's set, but we were there to see Good Charlotte perform and they were great. Hearing The Anthem live was a highlight of the evening and Girls and Boys was also especially fun.
All Time Low's set was brilliant (with the exception that they didn't play Cinderblock Garden, which I love, but oh well). Their performance was so energetic and there was a really happy, seemingly positive atmosphere.
Some highlights for me included: Lost in Stereo, which is one of my favourite ATL songs and has the best drive to it. I loved Therapy, of course, with Alex playing the song on the acoustic guitar and with all the passion imaginable. Missing You was beautiful and probably my joint favourite song of the night, as Runaways also felt like one of the most special moments.
Overall, the evening was one of the best I've had in a long time, with great music and great spirit. Definitely a band I would recommend seeing live.
Until next time.