We were lucky enough to get in on the As It Is/This Wild Life co-headline show back on May 11th. The sold out gig was wall to wall from beginning to end and part of the reason for that is the hype surrounding newcomers As It Is who have taken the rock world by storm, signing to Fearless Records, releasing an album and heading out across the world to spread their joyous sound. In addition Boston Manor bring their fresh pop-punk sound, Seaway bring over the Canadian charm and acoustic duo This Wild Life bring a beautiful vibe to the entire thing. Let's take a look:
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So how has their stage presence and live shows come on so far:
Well they come out swinging from the start with seemingly pumped up. Playing music off their new album, frontman Patty Walters struts the stage like a hyped up energiser bunny and thats not a bad thing. It's clear to see how much it means to the band and they give 110% throughout the entire set. Playing a good collection of songs from both new and old they have the crowd in their palm the entire show. Patty's emotion carries across in every song he sings. His raw passion oozes out of his performance.
You can see the band are riding high and are jumping from one success to another. They look ecstatic to be on stage and that's an amazing thing.
The new hits such as 'Cheap Shots and Set Backs' and 'Concrete' prove as some of the best songs they have written in terms of bouncy sing-along chorus' that get the crowd moving.
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The night was overall wholly impressive with four fantastic bands playing. I'm pretty sure that the next time we see any one of these bands play they will have made great progression in theirs careers!