Saturday, 21 January 2017

Poets of the Fall Live Report

I saw my first gig of the year on a reasonably mild January night at the Islington Academy last week. The headline band in question was Finnish goth pop rock crew Poets of the Fall, a band who I've grown to appreciate greatly over the last few years. This is in fact the second time I've seen them. Their latest album Clearview came out last year and is as usual a very nice record indeed.

Two support bands were billed as part of this gig. I didn't quite catch their names but both sounded quite pleasant and suitable for the headline act. The first one was like a modern dream pop rock with very funky bass lines and clear vocals. The second band was a band in similar style but with more of a dream aspect. Their melodies were actually rather good and I need to try and find their names.

Poets came on and did what they did last time. Play fantastically well to a pretty much adoring crowd. Marco is a great front man for any band make no mistake. The guy can sing any old crap and the first few rows will be eating out of his hand. The band has a great list of material to choose from and every single song is blessed with a giant sized hook with which to reel you in. I even enjoyed the acoustic segments, something which I don't normally like. A good way to start off the gigging year no doubt, but there will be better shows ahead.

Drama For Life
The Child in Me
Dreaming Wide Awake
Diamonds for Tears
The Game
Someone Special
Running Out of Time
Once Upon a Playground Rainy
Locking Up The Sun
Carnival Of Ruse

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Singer's name is Marko.