The Night Café played to a packed out Academy to celebrate their debut EP release, and Getintothis’ Ryan Craig was there.
From humble beginnings to a now packed out Academy.
The Night Café have made the leap towards bigger ventures and landed in spectacular fashion, assisted by the help of some heavy hitting, self-proclaimed, ‘bangers’.
Already greatly supported here at Getintothis, the Liverpool lads have exploded on to the scene with mainstream-sized proportions, their themes of youth, love and friendship evoke a yearning for the past, winning the hearts of many along the way.
As for tonight, it was fellow friends of TNC, The Blurred Sun Band who opened up to a rather chatty, quite unsettled audience.
The rowdiness soon subsided when a trio of brass players were introduced – two saxophones and a lone trumpeter – giving support to the band and adding another dimension to their psychedelic space rock.
Previous Deep Cuts Live favourites, The Bohos, now stepped up to the stage and promptly announced themselves, investing deeply in conversing with those in the front rows. Oozing swagger, frontman Fin Power displayed a personality that filled the room as much as their music – even kissing and licking the faces of other members. A form of gratitude, I guess?
Full of energy, beer and rock ‘n’ roll, The Bohos are made to perform live. Entertainers as much as they are musicians.
As good of a job as the supporting acts did, it was evident all were here to singalong to The Night Café. Lights dimmed and bodies tightly packed, the summer soundtrack specialists had now arrived.
No time was wasted as the boys dived headfirst into their set, overpriced drinks immediately flung skywards.
The band were clearly soaking up the atmosphere of a bigger venue than usual, that’s not to say the four piece lack experience playing to a larger audience, having previously supported for the likes of Sundara Karma and The Wombats and this is surely just the tip of the iceberg in terms for The Night Café.
Pictures by Getintothis’ Tom Adam