An average Thursday night, you say? Not for We Are The Ocean fans in Leeds.
First of all, their acoustic show in HMV. There was a variety of people crowded in the music aisles of HMV, trying to get a decent spot for their slower set. Both wearing hats, Liam and Alife played a perfect acoustic set (despite the lack of movement with the crowd and the distance of the vocalists and the crowd). At the signing, they seemed very excited to play back in Leeds again, especially Jack.
Later that night, a wide range of fans were queuing along the sharpie covered wall outside of the tiny venue. The Cockpit doors were opened at 7pm, with We Are The Ocean’s first support act, Great Cynics, starting at quarter past.
Their music sure made We Are The Ocean fans heads bob with their dancey tunes. Next on was their second support act Giants. From the first song to the last, the entire room had been turned into one giant mosh pit. The lead singer’s angry lyrics, heavy guitar riffs and heavy drumming sure made the crowd run at each other from different directions.
Next up was the band we were all waiting for, We Are The Ocean. A sudden buzz of excitement filled the air, as screams and roars came from every member of the crowd. They started with Machine, and it was obvious that most people had bought a copy of their new album, Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow. In every song, it was clear that this band is going to be very successful in the future. Liam Cromby’s vocal’s were filled with power and passion (shown by the sweat dripping from his chin a few minutes into the set), and the instruments were played to ultimate perfection. When songs from the previous albums, (Cutting Our Teeth and Go Now And Live) began playing, Liam handed the mic over to the crowd. Fans knew every single word and they made it obvious. Apart from in the song Confessions, when someone shouted the word “cock” instead of “eyes”. Their new singles Bleed and The Road also got an astonishing response from the crowd and were possibly better live than on CD. We Are The Ocean ended their set with the well known song The Waiting Room, leaving the Northerners feeling extremely satisfied.
Overall a fantastic gig with an amazing atmosphere.
Well done lads. x
So, there was a UCAS speaker from a university local to mine, and they told us about our personal statements etc etc. I want to do a course in magazine journalism, preferably for a music magazine. So the person who came from the uni to our school told me to write reviews on gigs and festivals that I go to, and to make a blog.
I already have a general blog, but I thought that I would make another one for the reviews and for general music and journalism related things. I would maybe upload pictures from the gigs and festivals that I attend as well.
The next music related thing that I am going to is Leeds festival, so don’t expect anything to be on here for a while. (That’s if people even pay attention to this blog)
I was hoping people could maybe leave me messages and things about ways in which I could improve my writing and journalism skills once there are reviews uploaded here.
So yeah, enjoy. I guess. :’)