Artists: Sunshine Underground
Venue: Leeds Academy
Review by: Olivia Johnson
NOWHERE else would you endure drinking beer out of a plastic cup with half of it down your front than at a Sunshine Underground gig ... in the boys’ hometown of Leeds.
The band kicked off with their newest tracks A Warning Sign and We’ve always been your Friends, as did their loyal followers ... word for word.
It’s hard to keep your eyes focused on singer Craig Wellington because in true northern style he is absolutely ‘avin it. It’s got to be said, they give it their all.
It’s hard to believe a band that only released their first album Raise the Alarm in 2006, are able to pack out the Academy.
With their second album freshly on the shelves at the beginning of February their new UK tour of smaller venues will surely see their devoted fans follow.
Each and every person at the gig was engrossed in the music, new and old. As the set comes to an end and the band start walking off stage, the crowd are already chanting I’m on top and you can’t stop me now.
Two minutes later the boys charge back on to the stage to complete the set with, what we’d all been waiting for, the amazing Put you in your Place.