Kicking off the night after a relatively safe DJ set were Fickle Friends, a local band I had not come across yet. They were fantastic. The guitar was catchy on all of the songs they played in their short set, and the vocals were melodic too. They were not shy to speak to their home crowd, and despite not having an album out, were the most talkative and confident band of the night. More from them soon, I hope. One to watch for.
Superfood shortly followed, and continued where they left off in the venue late last year. The set was slick, with all the singles played and a select few from their album. The crowd bobbed along to "Bubbles" and the closing "Superfood" (self-titled, well spotted) was ravenous in reponse from the crowd. Exciting music for an excitable crowd, it only seemed fit that they played tonight.
More often than not, there were some Depeche Mode-esque synth parts that they slung in to the songs, such as the opening song “Lately It’s You (Moth Boys)” which featured a jarring, completely indecipherable synth-vocal chorus. They finished with “All The Sad Young Men”, their newly released track, which is the direction we all hoped they were heading in, which ever so nearly sparked a mosh in the crowd. I think this was due to the excitement over it actually being an okay song. To quote “Never Fade Away”, Fred sings “if you give me the word, I’ll start fading away”. You have my word Fred, fade away, please.