Live Review: Shed Seven – HMV Empire Coventry 13.07.23

Shed Seven entertain a sold out HMV Empire in Coventry on the day the band release new music and announce a Winter UK tour

The support band for tonight were the “Number 1 Album selling” The Lottery Winners. If you’ve never seen or heard of the band before they’re a real success story for guitar based bands over recent times. Fresh of their own tour, and with a clutch of performances at Glastonbury Festival the band are in full spirits. Lead singer Thom really gets the crowds going and part of the bands success comes down to how much they interact with their fans, both on stage and after shows, as well as catchy pop tunes and stage presence!

With only 30 minutes for the support slot its always going to be tough to fit in all their top hits, but the band filled their time perfectly with some firm fan favourites and 3 tracks of the aforementioned number one album: Anxiety Replacement Therapy.

The Shed Seven crowd really took to The Lottery Winners and were singalong with the band throughout their set, and I can’t get “Burning House” out my head!

You can catch The Lottery Winners performing with Kaiser Chiefs at Ludlow Castle in July or Camper Calling in August Bank Holiday weekend before embarking on their own tour of the UK in November and December 2023.

Following a short break, Alan and Paul made their way onto stage, then joined by lead singer Rick opening with the first track from 2017s album “Instant Pleasures” – ‘Room in My House’ which instantly got the crowd singing and jumping along with the band as they went through their back catalogue, before giving the live debut to their latest single “Kissing California” which went down really well with the rapid Coventry crowd.

No matter the size of the crowd for a Shed Seven gig it always feels quite intimate with Rick engaging with the crowd on numerous occasions, the first time in retort to his enquiry “Where’s best to go in Coventry tonight” the reply “Birmingham” gave out a comical round of boos from the Coventry crowd.

Ending the set with the two biggest Shed Seven hits “Chasing Rainbows” and “Disco Down” is always going to send the crowd home happy – and I imagine the majority of them went home and streamed the latest single and preordered the new album, coming in January 2024!

Shed Seven are back on the road in October playing 8 dates across England with The Slow Readers Club and Keyside.

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