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Kasabian

The sheer amount of fans patiently queuing, plus the fact the pubs surrounding the venue were absolutely rammed, gave me a clear indication of what this gig had in store. A smashing, astounding atmosphere, a sold out venue and some live, loud music from two amazing, tightly polished bands - I thought to myself, “reviewing this gig should be pretty Eez-eh.” (Yes, I've been eagerly waiting to use that pun – very bad, I know!)

As the venue started to fill I couldn't help but feel a sense of pre-gig adrenaline; knowing that in the next few minutes, a sea of people would be bouncing to the hum of the thumping rock music. Then suddenly, with an overwhelming presence, the support act arrived.

Blossoms; identifying as a rock/indie/electronica five-piece hailing from Stockport, were the perfect choice to support the stadium-filling festival headliners that are Kasabian. In my opinion, with a few more years behind them, they could be the next big thing to happen in British alternative music.

In fact, with their unique sound and great stage presence, Blossoms are everything you could dream of in a rock band: a great rhythm section, comprising of the bass player and extremely impressive drummer, formed a strong underlying foundation in this five-member outfit. Add some silky-sounding lead and backing-vocals, funky synths, and uncomplicated yet astonishing lead guitar riffs, and you have Blossoms. I'd definitely recommend checking these guys out and/or experiencing a live show as soon as possible.

 

 

As we awaited the arrival of aforementioned festival-headlining music monster Kasabian, the tension began to rise. Then out of nowhere, the sound of Kasabian's hit song "Underdog" began to echo around the walls of The Spa Bridlington.

Ironically, this song tells the story of recently crowned Barclay's Premier League champions Leicester City. With Kasabian being Leicester lads, I can't help but feel this added fuel to the adrenaline-based flame; particularly considering they're set to be star performers at the King Power stadium celebration show this weekend.

As the night went on Kasabian continued to smash out hit after hit; playing tracks such as "Fast Fuse", "Switchblade Smiles" and "Club Foot". With a flawlessly polished sound and an unreal stage presence from Tom Meighan (frontman) and Sergio Pizzorno (lead guitarist), plus an absolutely stunning light show, it's easy to see why these guys have a massive fan base that effortlessly packs out venues.

Later on in the night Kasabian were accompanied by a live orchestra; playing "Goodnight Kiss" and their own take on Fatboy Slims "Praise You", leading on to song "L.S.F" (Lost Souls Forever), which had the whole crowd moving and singing along for a good two minutes or so after they'd finished playing.

Finally they left the stage and said goodbye; leading us all to believe that their set had finished. BUT THERE WAS MORE.

The audience were then treated to an encore, consisting of three songs - the most notable being their top-ten chart hit, "Fire".

To sum up, Kasabian continue to offer an unashamedly unreal live performance; from their stage presence to their unique sound, all the way to their light show.

This gig was a great night, and definitely one of my most memorable. Be sure to let us know if you were there!

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