Gig review: Lonely The Brave at The Cockpit

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If you haven’t heard of Lonely The Brave yet then you are missing something pretty special.

These guys, who’ve released their debut album on Hassle Records, are heading for great things.

Having previously toured with the likes of Deftones and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, now the focus is completely on them for their first ever headline tour. Supporting them tonight is Fatherson, an upcoming band from Glasgow. Their blend of indie rock and power pop was at first fresh, but the set slightly deteriorated due to the songs becoming a little too familiar and predictable.

The intimate opening song that Lonely The Brave played pretty much sums up their sound. They’re a band that puts all their emotions into every note played and sung. At first it’s an odd experience watching these guys live. The singer typically stands at the back. It’s almost as if he positions himself as an additional instrument rather than the position of frontman/woman that vocalists normally claim.

The set itself was well balanced, with more energetic songs put in right places to stop it becoming monotonous. ‘Backroads’ was definitely the highlight, and to be honest the set just got stronger as it went on. The crowd started to shake off their need to stand and watch in awe, and began to move and sing along to the absolutely huge choruses. The final section of the last song was a truly perfect way to finish the night.

Lonely The Brave didn’t do an encore tonight, but with comments of “epic”, and cries for more, I don’t think that’s something they’ll be able to get away with in the future.

Gig date: February 5

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