After recently announcing their signing to Hopeless Records and details of a new album called Blush, Moose Blood set off on their sold out UK tour. I first discovered the band when they supported Mallory Knox on tour in 2014 and being a fan ever since, I was thrilled when I got a ticket to the Wolverhampton date.
From the offset, it was clear that small details were an important part of the performance as the stage was lit up with a pink hue which matched the colour of their album artwork and showed the band are trying to keep a theme with their music.
Welcomed on stage to repeated chants of “MOOSE BLOOD”, it was clear that the audience were anticipating the headliners. The band opened with the brilliant Swim Down before perfectly blending into Pups, both of which had the already sweaty crowd singing along with their hands in the air.
The four piece from Canterbury, then played their new single, Honey. The strong riff gained a brilliant response from fans as there were 10s of crowd surfers within the first 30 seconds of the track.
After playing more tracks from their debut album, “I’ll Keep You in Mind, from Time to Time”, Cherry was next and it was a delight! It was clear how much the song meant to lead singer, Eddy Brewerton, through his smiles as fans sang along in chrous to their beautiful rendition.
By the time they had played Bukowski, the room was insanely hot and sweaty – the whole crowd had been bouncing from the start. The band then went on to play another new track called Glow which had a great instrumental and was full of fun vibes. It’s undeniable that the new album is going to be a hit.
One of my favourite songs, Girl, was next on the set list. The stripped back half of the track had everyone swaying along too before the drums and bass kicked in and a wild mosh pit broke out in the middle of the floor.
Undoubtedly, Boston and Gum were the 2 closing tracks and what a great ending it was. The room was full of positive energy, it was definetely one of the best atmospheric gigs I’ve been too – I’m sure the many crowd surfers would agree.
Due to a brilliant set list and a insanely talented band, I can honestly say that I did not stop smiling throughout this gig and I will be getting my tickets for their next tour ASAP!
Blush is available to pre-order on iTunes now.
See the music video for Honey here:
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