As I walked over to Sub 89 I saw the fans queueing into the venue, this is something to be expected as this was only a small show but the turn out was incredible. As I was standing in the queue with the fans for about 10 minutes I overheard a few discussing Lonely The Brave, and how much of a good show they’ve put on in the past, so it definitely made me curious to what they’re live performance was going to be like.
Vocalist Jake took an unusual position of standing towards the back of stage, once they were ready, they opened their set with Jaws Of Hell, which is on their newly released album Things Will Matter, and with the album having such great reviews the track certainly lived up to the expectations live. Vocalist Jake was belting out every note with such passion for what he does and it was something incredible to be able to witness. Every song performed from their set were ones that were better than the previous. Lonely The Braves set was flawless, they performed with great passion.
The band had a change in volume for their song ‘Science’ during this track they made sure that the energy they had on stage was the same from start to end. Through out the set, the vocals were accompanied with incredible riffs and beats of the drums. The crowd joining in with as many songs as possible until their throats were sore, but that’s the whole point of going to a show right? They performed songs such as ‘Boxes’ Diamond Days’ and Backroads. After each track ended the crowd cheered, showing their support for Lonely The Brave. However the last three songs were where the band hit the top of their game, with fans dancing along, chanting and clapping along as much as they possibly could.
Lonely the Brave ended their incredible set with a fan favourite, The Blue, The Green’ As soon as the set began to come to a close it was certain that this is a band so passionate about what they do, they’re going to be doing much bigger things as a band. The lights dimmed, not in the ‘show has ended’ sort of way but a ‘encore’ sort of lighting style. The crowd were begging for more,”ENCORE…ENCORE…ENCORE” fans whistled and chanted along with each other, however as much as the crowd wanted the encore it was time to call it a night. 8/10
Review by Heather Lowe