There’s an outrageously good line up of bands (full of outrageously good musicians) worthy of a salute or high five on offer in Leeds tonight; Young Guns, Yellowcard and of course, All Time Low…
Setting the night off to a fast-paced start is the alternative rock band Young Guns, a group that has previously supported the likes of Bon Jovi and Lostprophets in stadiums. Tonight, the Guns pull off a frankly awesome set, each track seamlessly following on from the last. Lead vocalist Gustav Wood gives a pitch-perfect performance; his vocals are full of depth. Unlike some voices, Gustav sounds just like he does on record. Closing their set with ‘Weight Of The World’, the entire group display excellent musicianship and it is clear to see from this that they will fill stadiums in the near future.
The second band of the night is cult US pop-punkers Yellowcard, a group that has (unfortunately) been quiet for the past four years but have not forgotten how to rock. The set-list is jam-packed full of old classics such as ‘Only One’, mixed in with the new which does not disappoint. The closing number is the anthemic ‘Ocean Avenue’, and when the first chords are struck, the crowd goes wild. The whole set is delivered with absolute precision and power.
Meanwhile, All Time Low immediately show their personality by incorporating the classic clip: “I’m going to give you to the count of ten to get your ugly, yellow, no-good kiester off my property” (from the fictional film, ‘Angels With Filthy Souls’ and ‘Home Alone’). This leading into their opening track…‘Keep The Change, You Filthy Animal’. Instantly, we are drawn in to the catchy chord-driven tracks, which serve to keep the crowd chanting back. As a unit known for putting on a show packed full of personality and spirit, expectations are high. They are, of course more than up to the challenge.
Each song bursts with passion and it is obvious that this unit loves the music that they create as much as its fans. Across the fifteen-song set, the band’s entire catalogue is represented; from getting ‘Lost In Stereo’ to ‘Poppin Champagne’ whilst being ‘Six Feet Under The Stars’ with ‘Stella’. Every moment is fully packed and faultlessly played by each member. The happiness this band brings when on stage is infectious. We dare you not to nod your head to their beats!
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