January was a pretty quiet month for gigs for me, breaking the year in gently, so to shake it all up February busyish for me covering a whole range of bands from ones I’d never seen to two of my favourite bands. Thank you February.
Everything kicked off on Tuesday 2nd February when I headed to the Kentish Town Forum to catch Crooks, Glassjaw and Coheed and Cambria. Glassjaw are a massively raved about band and I actually hadn’t seen them before, or even knew much about them but they blew me away. With Coheed and Cambria I knew about them for years but only really got into their music after their latest album which came out last year, since then I’ve been hooked. The band are the most humble and sweetest band but they are absolutely incredible live. What an amazing start to the month.
Friday 12th February saw one of my favourite bands Bury Tomorrow play a support slot at Brixton Academy. I was so excited to hear new tracks from their latest album ‘Earthbound’ and I wasn’t dissappointed as they played quite a few. They were supporting Parkway Drive who I hadn’t really listened to that much of but they were absolutely amazing. I haven’t been to a proper heavy show in a while and it was insane seeing the carnage unfold.
On Thursday 18th I got to see my favourite band Bring Me The Horizon at the Electric Brixton which compared to their normal size venues was really small. I’ve heard some negatives about the set saying that Oli relies on a backing track too much, but this something he’s done for a while but his vocals really are good, especially when he screams. I thoroughly enjoyed the show especially as they played my favourite song of the new album for the first time, ‘Follow You’. It was a fantastic night and a great 44th time seeing them 🙂
The next day I went to the Kerrang Tour at London’s Kentish Town Forum. I mainly went because I love Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and they did not disappoint. I remember Frank from the early Gallows day as they were a local band for me in Watford and he’s always been one of the most endearing front men out there. Roam were on to begin with and I was a little disappointed by them but headliners Sum 41 brought it out of the bag and I was surprised at how good they were. Although I didn’t know that many songs it was a great show!
I can not believe that I’ve gone all these years and not seen City and Colour before this month but my god was it worth the weight. Dallas Green’s voice is sensational and it was such a change in atmosphere to be at a show where everyone was just caught up in the music, it was so peaceful. Lucy Rose was the supporting act and she was amazing, for a girl who most people hadn’t heard of to shut people off and have them pay so much attention was such a good feat.