When you think about Montreal Jazz Fest, you wouldn’t think about hearing some unexpected artists who are not known in that genre. But, Jazz Fest each year always extend to some other genres and they brought in the new Yorkshire sensation Dominic Harrison aka Yungblud.
One year after the release of his first EP, we were mesmerised.
Opening the show, Saint PHNX from Glasgow set the tone for a huge get together. Everyone was clapping their hands and singing out loud to the rocking indie songs. The stage presence was on point, owning all the space, moving along to the rhythms of the glamourous guitars and banging drums! This was the real essence of a rock’n’roll show!
Then, Yungblud arrived the theatrical way half an hour after the end of Saint PHNX set. Kicking off with 21st Century Liability big mood, the crowd was already into it. Bouncing and shouting their hearts out with the deep societal lyrics, Yungblud reaction was epic.
Yeah Montreal is recognized for the welcoming crowds and this time proved again it was the truth. Tunes after tunes from the Arctic Monkeys kind of Yorkshire sound I Love You When You Marry Me to the boppy Polygraph Eyes, the fans we’re lucky to hear live the brand new single Parents and some other great gems like the absolute banger Loner. Interactions were really omnipresent though there was lots of screams, lots of love and no judgments. Yungblud is depicting the realities of the youngsters in today’s world and his shows are praying acceptance no matter who you are. Hits after hits from his one year old album and EPs, Yungblud delivered so much energy, being authentic, funny and having an incredible stage presence. The entire set and the three-songs encore left the scene burnt down with precious hearts. We felt a part of a family and let’s say that a Yungblud gig is a fookin’ great experience to live!