First band to play this sold out show were the newish alt rock band, Peasants King. Playing a stripped back acoustic set, they got a great reaction from the crowd. Vocalist Danni Lafrombé has a great voice which really adds itself to the bands catchy tunes. Definitely one to check out further.
King & Country are easily one of the best live bands on the scene right now, and tonight, this Bridgend four piece kick some serious ass. They control the sizeable crowd with ease and they certainly have the tunes to go far. Songs like the outstanding ‘Soldiers’ certainly get the crowd bouncing. They end the set with the punchy ‘Something For The Weekend’, a cracker of a tune and they left the stage to frenetic cheering.
But tonight was all about Bridges, and the release of new EP ‘Colour The Sky.
The band took to the stage to some loud cheers and straight into ‘We’re Not Your Enemies’, a stand out track from the EP. The band are on fine form, if a little visibly nervous, it must have been somewhat overwhelming for them all, having been a band for less than a year and then selling out their debut EP launch gig, they are definitely handling it well.
You can see that singer Ross Dixon, and the rest of the band, are so blown away by the reception they are getting and are truly thankful for the support, it’s so really cool to see.
In between tracks from the ‘Colour The Sky’ EP, including soon the be released single/video ‘Stick To Your Guns’ they play a new song called ‘Believe’ I think, which sounded great, and a rocked up cover of Olly Murs ‘Heart Skipped A Beat’.
They finished the show with ‘The Weapon’, one of the best songs from the EP, which featured some cool crowd interaction and a guest appearance by Scott Carey from the band Falling With Style, who supplied the aggressive vocals for the song.
Bridges leave the stage like conquering heroes, it was a fantastic night for them and for the South Wales scene in general, with so many other bands turning out to support them, it really is an exciting time, and Bridges are definitely a band to check out.
Images courtesy of Teigan Neary.