THE BLINDERS // KING TUT'S WAH WAH HUT, GLASGOW

THE BLINDERS KICK OFF THEIR TOUR AT GLASGOW'S KING TUTS WAH WAH HUT

  THE BLINDERS PERFORMING AT GLASGOW'S KING TUTS WAH WAH HUT - 2.2.2018  PICTURE BY: PAUL STORR PHOTOGRAPHY

THE BLINDERS PERFORMING AT GLASGOW'S KING TUTS WAH WAH HUT - 2.2.2018
PICTURE BY: PAUL STORR PHOTOGRAPHY

★★★★☆

Opening the show tonight are Shambolics. Hailing from nearby Fife, the following they have brought with them to the gig is huge. 

With a sound which mixes The View and early Arctic Monkeys perfectly, their tunes have the whole venue in full voice, which is a rarity for an opening band. 

Towards the end of their set it's evident that they are out of time, but this doesn't stop them leading a mass accapella singalong with the crowd.

Don't let the name fool you, the performance and music from these lads is anything but shambolic and it won't be long until they're headlining this venue themselves. 

Up next we have The Ranzas. Another local band, this time from nearby Ayr, they have a similar style of indie rock as the openers. 

Some of their songs are quite catchy but overall they lack the energy to captivate the audience, with an attempt to get everyone to "go f*****g mental" seeming to fall on deaf ears.

They are a good enough watch for a support, but just need that extra bit of oomph to elevate their performance. 

The nights headliners The Blinders take to the stage and the energy in the venue hits a whole new level. 

The crowd are going completely wild from the minute the band kick into set opener "Gotta Get Through", with the band matching their enthusiasm and going equally crazy themselves.
 
A highlight of the set comes in the massive sounding "Brave New World" which has the crowd continuing to sing the chorus in full voice once the song has finished. This energy carries on into the beautifully named "Hate Song" and doesn't stop for the duration of the performance. 

Frontman Thomas apologises for his vocals, stating "you paid for tickets for this and this is not what you should see" but in our opinion, his voice is spot on. 

The main set is closed with "Ramona Flowers" before the band re appear for an encore of "Et Tu" and the superb "Brutus/Berlin Wall".

The Blinders are only going to get bigger, so make sure you take the chance to go see them if you get it! 

THE BLINDERS TOUR CONTINUES:

PHOTOS AND REVIEW BY: PAUL STORR PHOTOGRAPHY

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