Playing at Sound Control in Manchester, headliners Peur (a three piece alternative rock band also from Manchester) are due to make the crowd go mental during their set, also playing for the first time tracks from their newly released EP ‘We Can Build Astronauts‘.
First on the stage is Holly Jenkinson; she started off with a cover of ‘LMFAO – Sexy and I know it‘ which was a shock for the audience; stunned by the singing style; she had truly made the song her own.
The Quiet‘ an original, was an attention grabbing song, with a personal story behind it; It stood out because you could see how much emotion she had whilst performing, you could feel all the hard work and thought put into that first song. Her debut song ‘Broken girl‘ is another emotional original song; sung flawlessly. The audience is enraptured and wanting more, giving the perfect ending to her set.
The next band to perform: STB, playing their last ever show, the audience are thrilled to be a part of it! Uplifting the spirits slightly from what was an emotional set beforehand, they gave their last performance their all by performing some classic covers. ‘Cage the Elephant – Aint no rest for the Wicked‘ got the audience going, clapping along giving the night a cheerful turn. Mike Roberts the lead singer had the positive attitude that crowds desire most, jumping about, getting involved, and just not looking dull and lifeless on stage.
The last band to perform before headliners Peur: The Jade Assembly. The set itself is very inviting, a good mix of both slow and fast songs creating a good balance throughout their time on stage and to manage to keep the pace and energy up with each song is a hard thing to do, without ending up sounding monotone and losing character, but the diversity on display here keeps the audience interested.
Finally next on Peur, this show was a real statement from them. Their chemistry onstage was superb and they did a good job of just pulling out all the stops, nothing was going to ruin this set – with all of them understanding each other in unison, they had all the power to make the set successful, and this is the main key for a band’s success and longevity.
‘Anarchy‘ was always going to be a hit with the audience considering it’s their debut song off their new EP ‘We can build astronauts’ and they absolutely smashed it. Joe Lomax with his delicate, not quite plaintive but slightly keening quality to his voice is definitely what brought the crowd to. From their set to their stage presence either way this lovely group of guys are pleasant to listen to and their music adheres to a very diverse age group which is always nice to see.
You can tell that Peur are going to be ones to look out for in the future and are going to be ones to watch; they are fun, affable, and are relentlessly energetic on stage;
If they can maintain this level performance and carry on pleasing audiences, then they’ll be playing to even bigger crowds very, very soon.
The Jade Assembly
Peur – Anarchy (Official Video)