The Ninth Wave took over Dr. Marten’s Glasgow store tonight (07/11/2018) for the 6th show of the Dr. Marten’s Presents Tour.
As Dr. Martens is more popular within the punk and indie scene, this made The Ninth Wave a great choice for the Presents Tour because of their unique sound and style. The visual aesthetics of the store makes it work very well for these kinds of events. The cool vintage jukebox helped to create a visual atmosphere for the audience and helped bring the set to life.
I’ve been a fan of the 80’s post-punk and new wave styled band since watching their Tenement TV Session and listening to their EP Never Crave Attention back in April, but this was the first time I’ve seen them in action, and it is safe to say they did not disappoint.
The Ninth Wave thrilled the audience with a short, powerful and intimate set, starting off with their newest Single Sometimes the Silence is Sweeter, followed up with brand new songs, some of which we are expected to hear in the new upcoming EP FLESCH which will be released November 9th.
Haydn and Millie blew the audience away with their incredible vocals and the cool synths FX on the instrumentals. Both members of the band connected with the audience well by making little jokes and talking away to fans in-between songs.
After the gig, Haydn and Millie both took the chance to thank fans for coming along and also thanked Dr. Martens for hooking them up with some “Fresh Kicks”, before joining the fans instore, for a chat and some drinks, also allowing the chance for fans to get pictures with them.
The gig felt like it could potentially be one of the best of the Dr. Martens Presents Tour due to the close association the Glasgow based band has with its hometown and the crowd which mainly consisted of a lot of local fans. It made the show that little bit more special and everyone enjoyed themselves.
The band will be back in their home city at St Luke’s on the twenty-first of December as part of their UK Tour.