Kicking off the show tonight was Newcastle-based indie boys, Fever Days. The energetic alt-pop indie band was the perfect outfit to get everyone pumped up – and I’m really looking forward to seeing more from these guys.
Next up was local lads FEVA, and what can I say – they almost stole the show. They have this rawness on stage which I haven’t seen in a very long time. Lead singer Sam Reynolds has an unbelievable presence on and off the stage and enjoys nothing more than diving into the mosh pit of adoring fans at the front. They have made a name for themselves through the local music scene and it’s obvious to see why.
After being thoroughly warmed up, Spring King took to the stage and managed to keep the brilliant atmosphere going.
Starting their set with crowd favourite ‘Detroit’, causing absolute mayhem in the crowd, an almost punk mentality developed in the audience – and there was a wave of mosh pits that seemed to be never-ending.
You can see that the whole band has so much fun on stage and that definitely resonates with the crowd – and there aren’t many bands that can do that. They have the fans in the palm of their hands from start to finish.
The kids at the front of the crowd screamed their hearts out to every word of every song, with a couple of them fearlessly jumping off the stage and crowd surfing to songs such as ‘Ready for War’ and ‘Who are You’, with one kid repeatedly getting back on the stage, standing like he was Jesus and diving back into the crowd.
The slower tempo ‘Take Away’ provided a slight break from all of the carnage, but it wasn’t long before the majority of the audience was dancing again – people had stormed the stage and the sweat was dripping from the ceiling.
Spring King have come a long way from playing support slots as they seem to be playing headline tour after headline tour. They managed to create an atmosphere that I haven’t felt at a show in a very long time – it transported me back to my teen years and having that excitement and the unbelievable energy that you would feed off at a show.