September 24th, 2010
Bands who become popular from covering a song usually lead to a quick demise, slowly disintegrate into nothing or are simply rarely ever known for any other song outside the field of diehard fans. Framing Hanley feared to fall into any of these fields with their cover of Lil’ Wayne‘s ‘Lollipop’, but with latest record ‘A Promise To Burn’ they’re confident they’re to push far from the evil side of the double-edged sword. With a string of sold out dates and venue upgrades on their first trip to the UK, they may well have shaked it off.
Welsh openers Brooke (*) don’t kick things off well at all, most notably due to frontman Alex‘s mostly annoying and off tune vocal work. It’s a shame though, as their songs are structured tight and whipped into decent shape, but this is almost completely overlooked by Alex‘s high pitched drones that often break up mid-note. They even manage the almost impossible of making a Jason Derulo song worse than it already is. It’s a wonder why the crowd before them are getting any notable level of entertainment.