Tribes – Brighton Gig Review

Tribes’ first headline gig of the Baby tour kicked off in Brighton, Concorde 2 on Saturday 21st April. The album was the first music purchase I’ve made this year (you can read my Tribes feature here) and after playing it to death I was glad to get tickets to see the brilliant collection of tracks live.

After getting to the venue, the crowd was already enjoying the first support band from London called The Brute Chorus. I am really glad I got to catch most of their show because these guys are pretty damn special. Mixing folk, blues and rock, the charismatic presence and rare energy of the band on stage was a pleasure to watch. Lead singer James moving his body to the music was another great stand out factor. Discovering this band was definitely one of the highlights of the night. You can follow the news and music over at their Facebook Page.

Sharks followed. I was really looking forward to seeing them after their outstanding debut album release No Gods (read my review here). The guys surely proved that they are as good, if not better live. They got the now full venue into rock’n’roll mood in no time. Playing some of their best songs from the new album including ‘Til The Wonders Rise, Arcane Effigies and Patient Spider as well as some of the older tracks, Sweet Harness and It All Relates got us all Sharks fans rocking to the sound. Want to see them live again for sure. Sharks are going to be huge. Just sayin’.

Must say that Tribes have chosen their support acts extremely well!

When Tribes appeared on stage, the crowd went crazy. A damn good crazy as the opening guitar intro of Whenever made everyone jump to the ceiling and the heat was rising. The band was clearly amazed by seeing the sold out venue fully digging and enjoying their sound. As the lead singer Johnny said, they were a bit nervous before the gig as this was their first headline show and they never had such a big audience. Well guys, I am pretty much sure it’s going to get only bigger from now on.

The band was incredible live and Johnny’s voice was spot on.

It was an unforgettable rock’n’roll party during songs like Sappho, Corner of an English Field, When My Day Comes and the famous We Were Children and a little less mad but equally powerful with Himalaya, Halfway Home, Nightdriving or Coming of Age.

After what should have been their last song, the crowd simply would not have it and demanded more. The guys  were back on stage shortly with the now final track Bad Apple.

Tribes have already called the Brighton crowd one of the best they’ve ever had and continue their mostly sold out tour around the UK. The ones waiting to see them, be ready. It’s going to get wild.

Check out some pictures from the night.

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