Wednesday night saw one of the hottest British bands on the block return to Birmingham. Since the release of the outstanding debut album ‘The Day’s War’, Lonely The Brave have been at it non-stop, with a fantastic UK tour earlier this year, a mainstage performance at Reading and Leeds, as well as countless other performances since. Seeing the band on stage live was like a breath of fresh air – a genuine guitar-based band nestled amongst all the pop drivel churned out by the industry.
Having been cooped up in the studio for the past few months writing and recording their well awaited second album, you could tell that the five lads from Cambridge were genuinely ecstatic to be back on stage. Support act Black Peaks were on form, but unfortunately were not able to stir up the crowd. Might I add this was no part due to their performance, though, but more a result of their style of music clashing with the style that the crowd were anticipating. That said, I can still understand why they were on the tour: they’re British and very guitar-heavy, with lots of technical guitar parts that certainly appealed to the guitarist inside of me! Musically, they were outstanding.