Heavy rain was pouring in Montreal like on a typical London night but it didn’t kept us away from enjoying great rock’n’roll.
In such a tiny place, it was jam-packed for the first band Airways, a rock outfit now based in Peterborough, England. This was a short sweet rock’n’rollish set as the band just have an EP out now on Itunes, Starting To Spin. Energetic basslines, Arctic Monkey’s alike attitude, no wonder why they are really influenced by them musically, Airways proved British rock is alive and well.
For their first time in Montreal, Canada, the band dropped their shyness and interacted perfectly with the crowd who seemed really pleased with the music played. Rock’n’roll was vibing loads in the place.
Then, Nothing But Thieves came on, fresh from the release of their brand new album Broken Machine. Heavy drum and guitar riffs were filling the small venue from downtown Montreal with the crowd singing along to the melancholic and Muse-like driven songs.
From the contagious beats of Live Like Animals to their rocking deep tracks Trip Switch and Hostage passing by the post-punkish I Was Just A Kid , the London band showed us that one day they’ll hit a bigger stage. Nothing But Thieves delivered it all with a boost of energy like never before. We also saw a little bit of their softer side with some solo acoustic performance by Conor. Sweet ballads entertwined with more upbeat tunes made the perfect blend.
We can’t wait for the return of both bands around! Right now, they’re on a UK tour if you want to catch them on!