Nada Surf - Academy 3, Manchester
It is a bold move for the band to open with their debut single, but it is an effective power play which immediately gets the crowd shuffling and the attention focused. While all the puns about ‘Popular’ have long since been written, it is undeniable tonight that this does not sound like a song originally unleashed...
I Like Trains Back On The Road
Leeds’ I Like Trains may have embraced more conventional capitalisation over their 18 years in existence, but they have lost none of the cutting brutalism which sits boldly within Guy Bannister’s lyricism. Appearing abstract at times, the simple message from much of their music is that the world is fucked and 2020's...