This tour package contains some of the best up and coming bands currently doing the rounds across the UK. With a large crowd present for tonight’s gig it would appear that the word is spreading that there are some first class talents emerging and deserving of support.
First off were South Wales rockers,The Dirty Youth. They have, since the release of their debut album ‘Red Light Fix’ in 2011, gained a lot of momentum, having toured with Reckless Love and Rasmus and playing the Download Festival. They have also been gaining airplay on both radio and television.
Getting straight into the groove, they push the energy of the already full house up a notch. Performing with great proficiency they kicked off with ‘Narcissistic Cannibal’, their cover of the Korn track. This was followed by their latest single ‘Alive’ which was again well received by the audience. Continuing the pace singer Danni Monroe split the crowd before getting them to join her in the chorus to ‘Requiem of a Drunk’.
They closed their set with their 2011 single ‘Fight’. Although a relatively short set, The Dirty Youth served up an excellent opener, airing some of their best songs and cementing their growing live reputation.
Next up were Glamour Of The Kill from Yorkshire. With only a 30 minute set, GOTK got straight into it with ‘Break’. They then built on the high energy performance of The Dirty Youth with the rocking ‘Supremacy’ and 2011 single ‘Second Chance’. The bulk of the band’s set was taken from their latest album ‘Savages’ and they also played a cover of Kiss’ ‘Love Gun’ for good measure.
Finishing up with ‘A Freak Like Me’ and their classic single ‘Feeling Alive’, this was a high octane performance which was well received by GOTK fans and also won some new ones.
After two great support bands, headliners Heaven’s Basement had their work cut out. Storming onstage they opened with their anthem ‘Welcome Home’ before going straight into ‘Can’t Let Go’. Recent single ‘Fire, Fire’ was up next which went down well with the crowd. The audience danced, cheered and sang along with the guys throughout the set with ‘Heartbreaking Son Of A Bitch’ and ‘Straight To Hell’ continuing the quality soundtrack.
‘Nothing Left To Lose’ and ‘I Am Electric’ were up next with frontman, Aaron Buchanan, encouraging the crowd to sing along. ‘Reign On My Parade’ finished the set off but the band came back for a great cover of ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ before ending a fantastic night with ‘Executioner’s Day’
This was an exceptional headline show and Heaven’s Basement played a solid set that will help cement the band’s current position. Combined with two very complementary support bands, tonight showcased some of the best young talent on the present British rock scene.
Review and photos by Jeff Oram
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