On their first night in Wolverhampton, the band cherry picked from their debut album ‘Tourist History’ as well as recent album ‘Beacon’.
Stereophonics reminded everyone just why they’ve always been one of our favourite bands and arguably the best band sent from the valleys. All round fantastic, hats off lads.
Sigur Ros’ last release, the ethereal and hard to digest Valtari, was met with mixed reactions. It wasn’t long after its release, the sixth studio album by the band, that members hinted they would be taking a hard left turn – whatever that meant. However, after the initial violin-bow-aided wall of white noise intro, all fears were quickly allayed.
For a band who some would assume to now be slipping into the doldrums of long gone “British guitar hopes”, Kaiser Chiefs were undeniably on form, playing like a band with just as much vigour (if not possibly more) as when they first started, and a slimline Ricky proving his chops as a still electrifying frontman.
Who would’ve thought four, down to earth lads would form one of the most loved bands in Wolverhampton right now? It’s been a hectic and busy year for The Lines but tonight was the ultimate send off and saw them take to the iconic Civic Hall’s stage, making it their most remarkable gig of the year.
You could say it’s been a pretty triumphant year for Winchester native Frank Turner, with 2012 holding such accomplishments as selling out Wembley Arena as well as being chosen by Danny Boyle open up London’s Olympics Ceremony. With his last real run of dates around the UK being this exact time last year, it’s safe to say that Turner has been sorely missed by the UK after managing to sell out this tour.
The iconic Civic Hall began to fill and judging by the different faces in the crowd, Feeder have continued to gain a huge fanbase, both old and new fans around. Wales’ favourite three-piece hit the stage, diving straight into ‘Oh My’ from their fifth and latest studio album, Generation Freakshow.
Lostprophets take the stage, thrashing out ‘A Better Nothing’, an understated choice, but by the end of the song, the crowd were begging for a single to shout along to. Thankfully this is what we got, everyone went crazy. Energy was high, kind of expected for the first night of their 11 date UK tour.
Great news for local, unsigned bands! Wolverhampton’s very own The Lines are running a competition for one of you to fill a support slot at their date at their hometowns Civic Hall in December.
With only six dates listed in their intimate warm-up tour, two being outside of the UK, excitement was high for the two sold out Wolverhampton dates. Despite the venue being filled with fans from all over the country, the locals felt touched that Albarn loves their city so much to grace it twice.