GIG REVIEWS


Fightstar
@ Leeds Cockpit
17.10.07

www.vanguard-online.co.uk


The night kicks off with The Humour; they actually impress me as they manage to whip the crowd into a frenzy. Their more than confident lead singer struts around the stage with ease and has the crowd in the palm of his hand.

You Me At Six are the next band of the night. As I look around I see many people singing along to the words and realise that some people have actually only just come to see this band rather than Fightstar. A very enthusiastic Charlie Simpson joins them for the last song, which is greatly received by the crowd. You Me At Six are defiantly a band to look out for in the near future, with their take on emo meets pop-punk.


Having previously seen Fightstar twice before tonight I kind of knew what I was in for, and I wasn’t disappointed tonight either. The crowd go absolutely mental as Fightstar take to the stage and at this point I am at one with the stage (as I cleverly thought I would stand right at the front), and I stay in this position through out the entire set. Here I continue to get more and more sweaty as the set progresses, surrounded by all their hardcore fans.

Their set is a mixture of songs from their E.P, first album and their new album: ‘One Day Son This Will All Be Yours.’ They open the night with the fantastic ‘Deathcar’, which mixes heavy breakdowns with mellow vocals. They then played old favourites such as ‘Waste a Moment’ and ‘Lost like tears in the rain.’ Another song to be played off the new album is ‘Floods’, which sees Charlie take to the keyboard, this is probably the greatest performance of the night in my opinion. They end the night with the still ever popular ‘Palahniuk's Laughter’, which gets a rip-roaring reception from the crowd. All in all Fightstar delivered an excellent set, which was both tight and showed just how serious they should be taken.




Laura Anderson