We’re being invaded form t’North! Fortunately only by Scottish power pop/alternative rock boys Twin Atlantic, who for the past 3-4 years have been supporting a wide variety of acts, ranging from The Fall Of Troy, Lostprophets, Biffy Clyro and Blink-182. This time around they’re bringing with them some new acts themselves, locals Population Four and for the some of the tour Straight Lines.
Opening up were local boys Population Four (****), who got straight into revving up the home crowd. Their mix of musical style blends punk, rock and some hardcore tendencies together in a fairly unique way giving an interesting sound. With some of the crowd knowing the words to the newer songs off ‘This Town Will Drag You Down’, whilst the crowd seemed generally sedated for their set otherwise. However, the plenty of people who turned up early for their set were treated to an energetic and well performed set from these boys.
Following up were Straight Lines (***), who went for a much more straigh-up pop-punk force than the other two bands on the bill this evening. Whilst the crowd seemed to be contented by this band, there wasn’t really anything original to their style. Even though it was very well played and delivered, there was nothing outstanding to their set.
Now to tonight’s headliners, Twin Atlantic (****) hit the stage getting instantly into their set. With their mix of quite heavy chords yet danceable tunes made the crowd instantly start jumping around to their music. With most of the crowd here to see this band, many songs had the crowd singing along to their set. Playing mainly takes off of their mini-album ‘Vivarium’, there were a few earlier tracks and a few tracks off the forthcoming album, including latest single ‘Save Me’ to a great reception. Their set finished with frontman Sam McTrusty stage diving over the barrier into the crowd, making them all go wild. As an encore they played ‘Crash Land’, finishing the night on a mellow tone.
Overall, tonight’s bands put in a lot of energy into their set, whilst the crowd appreciated the headliners most the two supports got still got a positive feedback from the crowd, with a mainly sedate gig it was obviously still enjoyed by everyone who attended.
Written by Joni Andrews
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