Neon Waltz brought Getintothis’ Andy Sunley to Buyers Club on a school night and it he deems it well worth the effort.
Scottish indie rockers Neon Waltz have gained quite a following of late.
One person here has travelled form Birmingham and tells Getintothis he tries to go to every Neon Waltz gig taking place “south of Carlisle.” Their brand of dreamy pop is proving popular and so it seemed tonight with an appreciative audience in Buyers Club.
Neither are they a band with a shy stage presence. At one point singer Jordan Shearer attempts a joke by mimicking a scouse accent, but despite that one faux pas, they delivered a very enjoyable set that included the acoustic tinged I Fall Asleep and their latest single Perfect Frame.
Despite being located in the city centre Buyers Club has an “out of the way” feeling. Located off the main drag and hidden down a side alley. Nevertheless the venue has developed a strong reputation since reopening a few years ago.
Tonights opening act are local band Damzel who have the unenviable task of playing to a venue that is yet to fill up. However they manage to hold the attention of those watching very well, despite playing with a drummer who has had less than twenty four hours to learn the set.
With this in mind their performance is rather impressive.
Next up protopunk psych rockers and Deltasonic signees Psycho Comedy take to the stage. Charismatic frontman Shaun Powell holds court, wielding his Vox like he is playing to a stadium and delivering a typically powerful set, with upcoming single Michigan State a particular highlight.
All in all, well worth a trip out on a school night
Photos by Getintothis’ Andy Sunley