LOCATION: ROCK CITY, NOTTINGHAM
DATE: FRIDAY 2ND MARCH
ARTISTS: MOOSE BLOOD & THE DANGEROUS SUMMER
And we’re back here again, Rock City, with The Dangerous Summer and Moose Blood. Having been under a veil of pressure as of the last month, the tour was one which we questioned would happen, but with the turnout almost filling Rock City tonight, it’s one that shows solidarity and integrity across the world of rock music.
Opening the show, The Dangerous Summer (8) provided a solid warm up full of heart warming emo Nostalgia. The set started with the track titled No Ones Gonna Need You More from their album ‘War Paint‘ 2011 and it was safe to say the crowd was more than pleased for this band’s comeback. As for Fire, a track from their latest album ‘The Dangerous Summer‘, definitely a track to show that this band is most certainly back and means to go on. With the atmosphere changing the band played what we describe as another emo anthem – a perfect combination of post-hardcore screaming with pop punk undertones – entitled ghosts. This song is one to sing-a-long to without question. Finishing their set with Work In Progress a well known track released in 2011, the band re-hyped the crowd in preparation for the main event.
Moments before Moose Blood (8) took to the stage a great sense of tension arose across the crowd and this was reciprocated by the band within their first song Have I Told You Enough. The song started with a tense quietness that was soon pierced with Eddie Brewerton‘s immense vocals. Although a rocky start to the set the crowd soon was elated and exploded for Honey that was played next. With Rock City nearly full to capacity the sound of the crowd was intense, with the crowd singing as loud as Brewerton himself it was clear this boosted the almost broken confidence of the band.
With the likes of Bukowski and Knuckles being played next, the crowd continued to grow louder and likewise, the band became more emotional from the support of their fans. The atmosphere within the room was so electric we couldn’t help but sing ourselves, a reminder that bringing real music fans together can bring an end to all troubles.
I Hope You’re Miserable and Swim Down came next – songs that are a must at a headline show – and not a single member of the crowd showed a curbing enthusiasm. At this point, we knew that this band was meant to be on that stage without a doubt. The quintet rounding their set off with another new song It’s Too Much, brought an enormous wave of energy and emotion to the room, fighting back the tears it was clear this song means a great deal to the band. This is a band that is far from breakable under pressure, and one that with time will heal and move onto bigger and greater things.
WORDS: JAKE BOWDEN | PHOTOS: GEORGIA RAWSON
The remaining UK tour dates are as follows:
6TH MARCH, 02 ACADEMY, NEWCASTLE
8TH MARCH, 02 INSTITUTE BIRMINGHAM
9TH MARCH, 02 ACADEMY, BRISTOL
10TH MARCH, ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON