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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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Top 3 January Album Releases

1. Tribes – Baby

Tribes totally top the albums released in January with their Baby.  They have been nominated at the NME Awards in the Best New Band category. You can vote HERE. The band is also about to announce  their ‘Baby’ headline tour for April some time this week! Watch out! 🙂

Favourite tracks: We Were Children, Corner of an English Field, Nightdriving, When My Day Comes

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2. The Maccabees – Given To The Wild

The London indie/rock band has released their third album Given To the Wild that has a beautiful, softer and deeper sound.  Filled with emotions, a nice chilled guitar and piano sounds accompanied  by a stunning vocal, the album leaves you with a great relaxed feeling. Pure quality of songs. Worth the buy!

Favourite tracks: Feel to Follow, Ayla, Heave, Pelican, Went Away 

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3. Lana Del Rey- Born To Die

A long awaited album from Lana has arrived and it shows what this girl can do. Stunning voice and a great personality, she brings us a fresh, honest and relatable girl power. Also nominated for the NME Awards and topping the album charts right now, Lana has surely impressed a big audience. Go girl! 😉

Favourite tracks: Born to Die, Blue Jeans, Video Games, Dark Paradise, Summertime Sadness

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Tribes and Their Debut Album ‘Baby’

Tribes. Finally a band that’s bringing some fine rock’n’roll sound back on the UK music scene.

Four guys from Camden Town, Johnny Lloyd (vocals, guitar), Dan White (guitar), Miguel Demelo (drums) and Jim Cratchley (bass) released their debut album Baby just over a week ago, the 16th of January.

I’ve been listening to the album for the past few days and it just gets better and better…

There is not enough rock’n’roll on the radio these days. Well, hardly any and that’s sad, I know.

But these guys seem to be getting some lovin’ from NME and Radio One’s Zane Lowe who named their debut single ‘We Were Children’ Hottest Record in The World. 

They supported The Kooks and Kaiser Chiefs on tour last year and also did their own UK headline tour.

They are about to play at the NME Awards Tour 2012 in February together with Azealia Banks, Metronomy and Two Door Cinema Club. Soon they will be announcing their ‘Baby’ headline tour in April!

Would be great to see them live, don’t you think?

You can subscribe to their Facebook page Tribesband or follow them on twitter @tribesband to find out about the dates!

Influenced by Nirvana and Pixies, you can certainly feel it on the album.

They’ve got you with the first track ‘Whenever’ which starts with a cool guitar tune.

And there is a lot of cool guitar tunes…

You can let your rock’n’roll spirit enjoy tracks like ‘We Were Children’, ‘Corner of an English Sound’ (my personal favourite) or ‘Walking in the Street’ and let your hair down with ‘Sapho’ and ‘When My Day Comes’. Just blast it out on your stereo at home or in your car!

Then chill out with the slower ‘Halfway Home’, ‘Himalaya’ or ‘Nightdriving’. Those will fill your heart with great melodies and a vocal full of soul from the lead singer Johnny Lloyd.

Final two songs ‘Alone or with Friends’ and ‘Bad Apple’ will leave you longing for more and you will want to play the whole thing again! 🙂

For me, there’s not one bad song on this album.

You can buy the album on Itunes or Amazon!

Rock on! 😉