The opening band At The Skylines was, well, not great. ATS are another band from the recent obnoxious cycle of "Verb The Noun" bands. I hope that ATS realize that when I say that something is bad, I don't mean that its good. Two lead vocalists is too much for their genre. I could see if it were a lead singer with a guitarist doing some vox work. Seeing two guys on stage jumping around with mics isn't cool (unless you're Set Your Goals). Everything about their set was generic from their stage presence to their music.
The crowd quickly jumped closer to the stage in order to get a better look at one of the scene's most talked about acts Letlive. During "Le Prolouge", vocalist Jason Aalon Butler worked his way to the top of the pillar where he watched over the crowd like a hawk before falling on top of a group of unsuspecting kids. Letlive performed a righteous set for their fans and those who haven't heard of this rising band yet.
Jason vented about not being able to receive health care while being sick before launching into the song "We, The Pros of Con". During the track "Muther", Jason made his way to the pillar again to dangle the microphone into the crowd as they sang along to the line "Don't you cry,mother. We'll be okay." For the finale "Casino Columbus", Letlive went all out with amps being shoved to the ground with Jason screaming into a bongo and dancing with a crate on his head! Letlive is set to record the highly anticipated follow-up to "Fake History" this summer.
I've said it once and I'll say it again: Going to an Enter Shikari show is like going to a rave full of hardcore kids. The band kicked things off with the tracks "System" and "Metldown" from their new album A Flash Flood of Colour. During the track "Ghandi Mate, Ghandi" vocalist Rou Reynolds sang his way to the rafters. The band performed the tracks "Havoc A" and "Havoc B" which got the crowd in motion. The band haven't performed "Havoc B" in the U.S. in a while so it was kinda interesting to hear it live.
Rou mentioned the fact that drummer Rob Rolfe couldn't make it due to not recieving his visa in the mail. Their drum tech filled in and kept things moving for the band. The band performed the song "Arguiing with Thermometers",a track that Rou playfully said caused stampedes when performed live. For the encore,the band brought the big guns with "Return To Energizer" and "Sssnakepit". You can check out setlists and video from the show below. Enter Shikari's new album A Flash Flood of Colour is out now. Check out our review of that album here.
The Sick, Sick 6.8 Billion
We,The Pros of Con
Fix me (Black Flag cover)
Enter Shikari setlist
Gandhi Mate, Gandhi
Sorry, You're Not a Winner
Hello Tyrannosaurus, Meet Tyrannicide
Arguing with Thermometers
Return to Energizer