The last time Trash Boat hit Clwb Ifor Bach saw them play to only to a handful of people, tonight couldn’t be more opposite. Many fresh faces amongst the front row and the vibe tonight feels joyous.
Hailing from Virginia Broadside fit the bill snug. Unfortunately, they start with a technical issue that regrettably cuts deep into their set time. Small talk from the bassist keeps the crowd complacent but they don’t appear to mind, no one comes off as impatient, and when things finally get going it doesn’t take long for the stage diving to start. They might not be as aggressive as Trash Boat but equally have the crowd in the palm of their hands.
Since their debut released last summer Trash Boat have had quite the run of tours from supporting the likes of Less Than Jake to Beartooth, it’s a surprise tonight isn’t sold out.
A quick change over and Trash Boat kick off a headline set that doesn’t take long for singer Tobi to call the craziest of the tour so far. With a constant barrage of stage divers, fist pumps and passionate fanbase with the emotional sing along it’s a pleasure to see a mix of people enjoying a young band progressing up the pop-punk ladder.
Trash Boat’s music keeps the crowd moving all night. For the young ones of the rock world, they’re feels more than just a fresh band, they’re already impacting lives and creating memories.
A night littered with technical issues is outweighed by fresh admiring faces eager to make the most of their Monday night with pop rock shenanigans.
Trash BoatClwb Ifor Bach - 18th September, 2017
Photographer: Nadine Ballantyne - www.nadineballantyne.com