Live Review: Kids in Glass Houses – Slam Dunk 2014


The Atticus Stage provided the platform for Kids In Glass Houses penultimate Slam Dunk performance and what a way to go!

This five piece band, who have graced the British music scene since 2008 will, judging by tonight’s reception, be sorely missed when they call it a day later this year. From the moment they took to the stage and the fervent reception that greeted them they had the whole crowd behind them.

The band played the whole of their highly successful seminal album Smart Casual to a captive and exuberant audience, culminating with the ever popular rousing sing along choruses of Sunshine and Matters At All.

Aled Phillips asked ‘Has anyone seen us before?’ – a poignant moment and a realisation that this was one of the last opportunities to catch this band live, doing what they do best.

This humble band – who genuinely seem unaware of the following they have established, are an awesome talent has been hugely underrated by those in the industry. Aled Phillips, with a superb voice that just needs to be heard, supported by the band of exceptionally talented musicians Iain Mahanty, Philip Jenkins, Joel Fisher and Andrew “Shay” Sheehy will leave an immense void in the British music scene and many a sad fan, myself included.

It has been a privilege to have seen this band grow and develop over the years, and an honour to have witnessed them perform live at the numerous concerts and festivals they have played nationwide. It will be a very sad day in Cardiff on 31st October. We wish Aled, Iain, Philip, Joel and Shay every success in whatever they choose to do next.
 Kids In Glass Houses – you will be sorely missed!

Check out our interview with Aled and Phil, as well as our photos!

Written by: Lindsy Stott


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