A pretty small stage, but with this crowd a fairly big band. Cute Is What We Aim For have fast become one of the most popular bands on this particular music scene right now, and with Give It A Name probably being their biggest crowd to date they’re here to show Birmingham what they’ve got.
“Everyone’s a let down, it just depends on how far down they can go” is the line sung from the festival audience and lead singer Shaant Hacikyan across every inch in the stadium with the band’s set opener, and previous single, ‘Newport Living’. The crowd are bouncing up and down to their upbeat pop-punk melodies, but the band don’t think that they’re putting quite enough effort into it: “All the bands backstage are saying that you guys suck compared to the London show they played last night!” It worked like a charm, with over half of the crowd jumping and dancing to tracks ‘The Curse Of Curves’, and ‘There’s A Class For This’.
CIWWAF succeed in showing this crowd a good time, but in ways it seems they could have perhaps done a little better. Never the less, there are very few disappointed faces in the crowd.
Written by Zach Redrup
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