Openers Me are are hard one to pin down. As well as having a band name that can make conversing about them confusing (a name that also is near impossible to search for online) the band cross several genres resulting in a challenging task when it comes to defining their sound. With a rather camp image (think Panic! At The Disco) and poppy choruses comparable to The Hoosiers but with the ability to throw in soaring Muse-style solos just where they need to be, Me have everything ready to tackle the mainstream market, they are just waiting on that break. Me’s ridiculously catchy songs impress the packed out venue, but with little space to move on Social’s tiny stage their live show isn’t as compelling as their sound, however its important to point out this is through no fault of their own, Me just need a bigger stage!
Headliners The Milk effortlessly ooze sophistication and class whist being one of the most entertaining bands you will see this year. Opening with ‘Broke Up The Family’ the crowd are instantly involved. Front man Rick Nunn exclaims, ‘Its great to see so many people expressing themselves!’ as the audience grooves to The Milk’s soulful take on rock,pop, rhythm and blues and everything in between. The band continue to please with performances of ‘B-Roads’ and ‘Kimmi Kimmi’ whilst finding the time to include a Chase & Status sample and a reggae cover!
In fact timing is everything when it comes to The Milk, they casually flow through their set knowing exactly when to up the tempo, when to drop the bass low as well as hyping the crowd up with some old school clap-alongs. Before the show the band describe their jobs as musicians as, ‘Creating the illusion that tonight isn’t a Tuesday night and that every night is the weekend..’ . Well with timeless songs and a charismatic stage presence The Milk’s performance tonight was certainly a job well done.
Written by: Emma Wallace