The penultimate night of the Blitz Kids Headline tour – in the biggest venue they have played to date – did not disappoint, proudly delivering their pure rock and roll blend to a sold out and very hyped audience.
Blitz Kids have without a doubt worked tirelessly to get here and this was clearly evidenced by a polished and professional performance from start to finish.
Opening the set with Sometimes, Blitz Kids unleashed the whole of The Good Youth, interspersed with songs from their old album Vagrants and Vagabonds and Warriors and Never Die from their EP of the same name – a mix that was very well received even by those who have only recently discovered Blitz Kids!
The band gave a commanding performance of All I Want Is Everything, backed by anthemic chants from the crowd. Run for Cover has everyone jumping and On My Own gets a rousing sing-a-long. The inclusion of a My Chemical Romance song – I’m Not Okay raises the roof (despite the fact that many of the crowd are probably not old enough to remember the original). The Good Youth is without question a fantastic album, which sounds even better live when delivered with such energy and charisma.
Front man Joe James certainly commands the stage but does not completely steal the limelight, having to compete for territory with guitarist Jono Yates – a talented duo indeed – Nic Montgomery on bass and Matt Freer on drums. It is so good to see that Blitz Kids are having as much fun as their exuberant followers and all look completely at ease on the stage throughout – perhaps this is another one of the reasons that they have gained so much support – they just love what they are doing and that is truly infectious. 2014 has been a big year for Blitz Kids – the band have toured relentlessly and have graced the festival scene extensively and that focus and commitment finally seems to be reaping the rewards that this talented band deserve.If the rapidly growing fan base is any indication then this band are heading for the big time – which is long overdue!
Written By: Lindsy Stott
Photography By: Samantha Stott