Welsh rock band, Kids In Glass Houses released their 'Smart Casual' album on limited edition vinyl today. To celebrate the 4th anniversary of their 2008 debut album and the release of it`s special edition, the band had two afternoon shows (at 2pm and at 5pm) today in Kingston, UK at The Fighting Cocks with the support from Natives - where they`ve played 'Smart Casual' in it`s entirety along with some B-sides.
If I wanted to be brief all I would say is: the show was like a very though and great aerobic session made on live music in a sauna. But this sounds hilarious and this was my first time seeing both bands (between my two work shifts! just keep it rock'n'roll yeah) so here is the real thing.
That`s my only photo of Natives. So crap!
As support band, Natives (formely Not Advised) opened the show. If you remember, I introduced them to the folks of Buzznet a few months ago. If not, then here is the link. Since they are quite a new band the crowd wasn`t really familiar with them although the band has made a great and show and given their best. And their set was long! What I really liked because I thought they might be playing 10 minutes or so. I even told the singer and drummer after the whole thing finished that they did great... and they seemed happy about it :) I wish I wasn`t in hurry so I could to talk to them properly. Next time hopefully.
Kids In Glass Houses
And - after some techincal difficulties - finally Kids In Glass Houses came on stage. The crowd went totally nuts and I`ve felt sorry for poor people in the first row. Hering-party on top!...and a leadsinger Aled on the ceiling...and sweat. Lots of sweat. It was a hot show. Next time I`ll bring bikini because skinny jeans and shirts aren`t made for this. Oh and the singalongs! It`s awesome when the whole crowd sings together. I don`t say anything else about the show because it has no point to analyse how does each of the songs sound live (better of course). You have to experience it.
Aled on the ceiling. This came out so weird!
I`ve had so much fun, made friends with a girl named Sussie (or something like that. I suck at names) but we lost each other by the end of the concert which was so killer that my phone died a little. Glad to see the band enjoyed the show too. I`ve caught Joel of KIGH for a photo after the concert. I deleted the photo because I didn`t like the result but thanks for him to stop even he was in hurry.
Some photos for the end just to show you how hot the concert was:
Clearly I wasn`t on top of my photography skills. Whatever. I just wonder where is my copy of the vinyl? It hasn`t arrived yet. :(
Keep your eyes on Amy`s page. She might do a little something from the 5pm show. I`m trying to get over my post-gig blues now. Which I don`t have yet.
P.S.: be careful what are you talking about on the streets when your favourite band is in town. You might embarrass yourself :D