Red Stripe, Nintendo and Rock ‘N’ Roll: This Feeling Took Over Manchester

Music / November 27, 2018
by Johanna Roelich

Over the weekend we witnessed This Feeling’s latest tour “alive” take over Manchester’s electric hub of quality music, ‘Night People’. It was a night we’ll remember (or not, with Red Stripe’s involvement) Although the gig may have officially ended at midnight, the party took over the Manchester night life into the early hours of Sunday. There’s nothing surprising about this with the guys that were headlining.

King Kartel opened the show the same way they came to a close, with a roar of excitement from the crowd. It was clear to me at that moment that these guys weren’t just some fresh band trying to break into the scene, they were something special and the audience knew that. In fact, so many people I spoke to had travelled from all around the country to see them play that night. Pretty notable. King Kartel reanimate the glory days of The Jam & The Libertines. Many bands have tried that trick before, but there’s something highly appealing about the Newry turned Manchester band’s efforts. They have a rush of anthemic indie rock and it’s something that you don’t want to miss out on, trust me.

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(credit: @jonmophotography, @dirtyroknroller)

Up next was Lacuna Bloome which was the first time I personally met the group. They have a great energy on and off the stage and their enthusiasm to succeed will not gone unnoticed. They hit the stage for an energising 40 minutes of indie guitar pop, which in my opinion felt premature as they sucked you into their sound. They’re fairly new on the scene but they’re not going to slip under the radar.

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The Surrenders (who we all know and love here at scotts) followed with their pure energising and unique sound. They are rooted in rhythm-and-blues and soul music and have regular gigs around the country –  we always seem to find these guys in the well-known Manchester bar and venue, ‘Jimmy’s’, on a weekend! The band are known to be ‘as unshakable as your first breakup and significant as the last’ – we can’t agree more and are so excited to follow them through the next stages of the tour. They never fail to impress us and they’re definitely a band to take note of if you haven’t already.

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Trampolene closed the show with a performance that can only be described as pure rock ‘n’ roll. The crowd not only felt their electrifying sound but also Jack Jones’ sweat and at moments, himself, as he surfed through them (a handful of times!) They loved it, that was obvious.

Jack Jones made an appearance first though, half way through King Kartel’s third song, joining the guys on stage and sharing his energy with them. Let’s just say no love was spared between the two leads, Hugh and Jack.

We love the supercharged band and appreciate their diverse influences from The Prodigy to Oasis. These guys have a cracking personality and their stage presence is definitely something that comes naturally to them.

Check out their sound.

(credit: @jonmophotography, @dirtyroknroller)

(credit: @jonmophotography, @dirtyroknroller)

(credit: @jonmophotography, @dirtyroknroller)

(credit: @jonmophotography, @dirtyroknroller)

Keep your eye out for the latest stages of the Alive Tour – it’s not one to be missed!

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