Fatherson perform their biggest headline show to date
The evening proved to be an exciting one for a lot of people, and with a great lineup of artists. Opening with Rob Lynch (previously known as Lost On Campus) followed by The Xcerts, who both gave great performances, they impressively warmed the crowd up before the headline Scot-rockers Fatherson greeted their fans, old and new.
For those not in the know (where have you been btw) Fatherson are a young trio hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, who have recently released their sophomore LP ‘Open Book’ to much critical acclaim. On top of this they’ve also had the fortune to support the likes of Enter Shikari, Twin Atlantic, Feeder, Panic! At The Disco, and not forgetting, fellow Scottish rockers, Biffy Clyro. Their star is very much on the rise and this Scala show was their largest headline show to date.
The audeinces’s response to the new songs proved that the new LP is progress from their debut – it’s always tricky getting a balance between old and new but the set was masterfully put together and expertly performed. Their anthemic rock filled the room and the atmosphere was electric from beginning to end, with ‘Hometime’ and ‘Just Past The Point of Breaking’ in particular lifting the roof. The encore brought a heightened sense of excitement and a great end to the show with three songs including the title from their debut album, ‘I Am An Island’. The now usual wave of mobile phones appeared in the air, recording every second of the song, with the audience singing along to every word. This is a band who manage to produce likeable music that audiences can engage with every time.
Fatherson themselves seem like a genuinely nice bunch of guys. It would be easy to belt out 10-12 songs and exit left without so much as a “Thank You” or “How You Doing”. But this band interact with their audeince and it’s quite apparent they seem to enjoy what they’re doing – and this most certainly comes across in their live music.
This article was written by Alia Thomas, a GIGsoup contributor. Photos by Alia Thomas