Date: December 5th, 2011
Venue: Club Academy, Manchester
Support: Paige, Army Of Freshmen
Starting up proceedings tonight are London based pop-punk outfit Paige (***), who replace Attack! Attack!‘s original slot on this tour. This band are here to warm up the crowd and that’s exactly what they do, getting them to clap and wave through songs such as ‘For Better For Worse’ and ‘This Is How We Roll!’. While throughout the set the harmonies between bassist Lewis White and guitarist Arthur Walwin are great, Walwin‘s stronger vocals seem a little clumsy at times which harms the performance. That said, on set closer and crowd favourite ‘Young Summer’, all vocals are perfect, which demonstrates that this band really have a lot of talent and are definitely one to keep an eye on in the future.