Manchester’s Night and Day Café has seen the budding of now, incredibly successful bands. From the likes of the early Charlatans, Kasabian and Arctic Monkeys – will the Hull based band, Fronteers, follow in their footsteps?
With support from upcoming bands: Bang Bang Romeo, Cupids, No Hot Ashes, Tibet and Hello Operator; the pressure for the headlining act was on – yet they certainly didn’t disappoint.
‘It’s Up To Me Now’ was the first track of the night. Starting angelically with guitar riffs, despite progressing into a stereotypical yet highly satisfying indie rock anthem, with heavier drum and guitar work. Injected with ’90s Britpop tones, the track was combined with the highly complimented, differed keys and perfected vocals from Andy Towse, James Taylor and Ellis Keogh. These bandmates (including drummer Lloyd Tuton), and vocal capability combined resembled the friendship of Last Shadow Puppets, projecting their evident talent even further.
The best tracks of the night were played towards the end: ‘Neon Tribe’ was the penultimate song to their slot, where clear electrifying chords lead into yet another uplifted verse. Both funk riffs and reverberations were perfected within this song also, which undoubtedly ensured the track stood out from among the rest.
Arguably their most successful track concluded the night – ‘Youth’. Throughout the performance, the band manifested great stage presence, alongside equally satisfying tracks. Resembling a mixture of tones, similar to Supergrass, Manchester bands and Arctic Monkeys, there is no doubt that passion was constantly present within their performance, alongside talent. Following the footsteps of the extremely successful, prior headliners? I’d say it’s rather likely.