It’s one of those moments where you’re just glad that you are part of it. Watching Moose Blood (★★★★★) dominate a room packed with heavily emotionally involved fans is a sight that will stick with me for a long time.
They kick the night off with Pastel from their new album Blush and within seconds the crowd surfing starts. From there on in it never really stops as the band thrash through some of their most loved songs.
They so effortlessly switch between playing older material alongside songs from the new album, all of which is equally adored. The older songs such as Buckowski and Boston still sound as fresh as material from the new album, such as Honey and Spring.
What might stand out most is how genuine Moose Blood react to the love in the room. Upon finishing Cherry — which frontman Eddy Brewerton describes as “a song that means so, so much” — the singer humbly tells the crowd that their hearty reaction “means more than you know” before bursting into the next track.
I can’t help but feel that this gig is like a celebration rather than just another headline show. It feels like years of hard work and determination are being celebrated, by the fans and the band themselves.