Every class gig starts with class support acts. When the first riff of the first song makes you write down – and I quote: ‘FUCK YES’ you know you’re not far off landing a strike. Great Waves kicked off the night in style with pure energy. Lovelytheband but make it indie rock. Infectious from the very first second, this band is definitely one to look out for.
Next up were BALTIC, a band that I had tried to catch live a couple of times but never quite managed to, so I was stoked to finally get a chance to see what they were all about. Long story short: I was blown away by their energy and stage presence. Without exception, they delivered catchy and energetic Rock ’n’ Roll. No wonder they had the first people dancing at 8:15pm on a Saturday.
Then it was finally time for The Strands to take the stage. A large part of the audience was made up of family and friends of the band, all wearing The Strands merch to show their support. It really defined the overall atmosphere; you could pretty much feel the pride radiating from them.
The band started their set with their most recent single ‘Don’t Go Away’, a clever move as it had the crowd singing along from the get-go. The perfect ice-breaker. If you listen to the song it gives you a pretty good idea of what The Strands are about: guitar heavy tunes with strong danceable beats and most of all killer vocals.