Vistas play to a receptive crowd to begin with but Victoria Warehouse only really begins to fill out as the scouse part of the lineup start arriving. The Night Cafe play a lo-fi set with no gimmicks or big licks to be seen. New tracks like ‘Endless Lovers’, taken from their upcoming debut album, show the band’s aptitude for large venues such as this.
Circa Waves open on long time crowd pleaser ‘Fossils’, then again, every song in the set Circa Waves have put together for tonight fits under that umbrella term. Both crowd and band are more than up for it on the first day of a sunny bank holiday weekend ahead.
There are two things that are completely apparent upon watching the switch between songs from Young Chasers and What’s It Like Over There? The first is that they will never recreate the magic of ’T-Shirt Weather’ and the second is that they don’t want to. As they settle into the likes of ‘Movies’ it’s clear that they’ve moved to greener pastures.
The band clean up well and move with a surprising amount of ease between the rough around the edges sound of the likes of ‘Get Away’ to the slick, stabbing piano of ‘Sorry I’m Yours’. As time goes on Circa Waves only get better.
Listen to What’s It Like Over There? right here and look out for next time they’re on tour.
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