Intimate with InMe at fan friendly gig
May 19 2008 by Katie Campling, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
VENUE: Rio’s, Leeds.
REVIEW BY: Darrell Blount.
RELEASING their third album less than six months ago, InMe return to show the town of Leeds how the Essex three piece rock out.
Local support came from Wakefield lads Taking out Tomorrow. With the American influences of Silverstein and rap rockers P.O.D evident, their screamo-tinged offering went down well with a severely lacking crowd.
Their performance was excellent and loose drumsticks and absent bassists aside, they were a perfect warm up.
Mancunian’s The Vehicle Field let rip with their Atreyu-esque sound.
Their pummelling drums, screeching guitars and techno synthesiser were a welcomed treat.
The fivesome played a catchy 30-minute set which incorporated synchronised head banging and punk rock jumps with sheer death growls and fear inducing screams.
The final support came from For Love and Hate. They sounded like Paramore, if they had been dipped in honey, chased, then stung be a swarm of bees.
They were a ferocious ball of guitar, drums and female growling. They were the more extreme of the bands there that evening, but they still pulled out all the stops.
InMe, obviously out to plug their latest release, played a set heavy with tracks from their third album Daydream Anonymous.
This worked to their advantage, however, and saw the audience sing along to every word, especially when playing tracks such as Cracking the Whip, Soldier and I Won’t Le Go.
The sheer skill of frontman Dave McPherson was phenomenal, even after the seventh time of seeing them.
The band opted for a more fan friendly performance, leaving more of the hardcore supporters disappointed. They played only two tracks from each of their two previous releases, and shocked fans by announcing they would never play crowd pleaser Neptune again as it ‘wasn’t a good song’.
Apart from this, the lads showed Leeds why even after three albums, they are still going strong. This intimate gig only personified the brilliance of the band. Let’s hope 2008 sees a lot more from them.