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Gig Night – Tribes / The Watermelons @ McCluskys, Kingston

Tribes at McCluskys Kingston

We’ve been rather excited about the new Tribes album at BURN HQ as of late. Following on from their stellar 2011 debut album ‘Baby’ we had high hopes for their new offering after hearing such new singles as ‘Dancehall’ and ‘How The Other Half Live’ in the build up to their nationwide tour.

For this particular outing we were heading back to the less than glamourous McCluskys in Kingston. Don’t get me wrong, some of the best gigs I’ve been to have been in some of the ropiest veneus around the UK. On entry you go through a metal detector that can’t detect anything and put your valuables into a plastic bowl whilst submitting to a pat down. It all adds to the indie charm of the evening.

The Watermelons, McCluskys Kingston

Before the main event we have the privilege to check out four-piece band The Watermelons. The venue was still filling up and their final sound checks were being completed. Suddenly they’re kicking the evening off to some fast paced indie riffs and vocals. Usually with this kind of unheard support act you never quite know what to expect. I’m pleased to say though that they are definitely one to watch for the future. They’ve got a great indie sound and after much deliberation in the office it was decided they were like an English verison of Two Door Cinema Club. Make sure to check out one of their tracks below.

Feeling suitably in gear for the main event it was a quick dash to the bar for adequate refreshment and then to take up positions in the crowd. An almighty uproar blasted out as Tribes took to the stage, the venue suitably filled out by now. The London based band went straight into unleashing their unique blend of indie rock. The crowd was raucous and rowdy giving back as much as the band gave. An incredible night of music and another huge success for Banquet Records. You should definitely check out their latest lineups here because you can get to see some incredible live music for less than the cost of a cinema ticket. My highlights of the night had to be ‘Whenever’ and ‘Sappho’ which you can listen to below.

What’s the best gig you’ve been to recently? Let me know on twitter @BURNMARKETING.


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