For a tour that’s been a few years in the making, it’s no surprise to see the Victoria Warehouse at capacity tonight. Surprisingly though, not everyone is here for the headline act with both supports having their own strong fanbase who have turned out.
First up is American hardcore punk band Stray From The Path. These guys absolutely tore up the Warehouse and delivered a performance that any self-respecting headline act would (and should) be envious of. Known for their politically motivated lyrics, they manage to convey their message whilst never once compromising their riffs, vocals or non-stop energy. This is definitely a band to catch if you get the chance (their next UK dates are at Download in June).
May You Live Forever
First World Problem Child
Many fans at the barrier were there purely for Motionless In White and once again it’s easy to see why. The Pennsylvanian metalcore band have been around for almost 20 years and are seasoned performers. With their synonymous gothic imagery displayed through their face-paint and choice of outfit, the band open with ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ as the crowd are completely entranced. Ending the set on ‘Eternally Yours’ (and something which has become quite customary), lead singer Chris throws the roses from his mic stand into the adoring crowd.
Thoughts & Prayers
Break The Cycle
Somebody Told Me (The Killers cover)
Headline act Beartooth have been around since 2012 but fans have been able to almost watch lead singer Caleb Shomo grow up as he has been on the music scene since the tender age of 15 when he was in Attack Attack! Beartooth offer a fusion of both metal and punk all delivered with heartfelt lyrics which are mirrored back by the crowd throughout the entire set. With wave after wave of crowdsurfers being a feature from the word go – security have had their work cut out to say the least. As the night concludes with encore tracks ‘The Past Is Dead’ and ‘The Last Riff’ it’s safe to say any fan here has had their monies worth out of their ticket and just maybe found a new band to connect with too. An inspired line up choice with each band giving their all!
Beaten in Lips
Hell of It
You Never Know
The Past Is Dead
The Last Riff