Kids in Glass Houses Liverpool 02 Academy 8/02/10

by Amy McArthur 15. February 2010 11:50

Kids in Glass Houses are currently one of the bands to watch in 2010. The band were away for a small part of 2009 recording in Texas “Dirt” the follow up to the bands debut album “Smart Casual”. A main slot supporting Fall Out Boy, an appearance at Slam Dunk festival and opening the main stage at Reading/Leeds festival were some of the achievements of Kids in Glass Houses, but with the release of there second album on March 29th, 2010 is set to be an even bigger year for this band. Currently the band is on an extensive UK tour supporting Lostprophets but has also fitted in two small headline dates in Liverpool and Oxford.

 Liverpool 02 academy is generally a tiny venue for bands like Kids in Glass Houses to be playing with such a big fan base and successful songs. Its no surprise that tonight’s gig sold out weeks in advance with so many fans wanting to see the band up close and personal in a smaller venue.

 The opening band tonight are local boys My Emergency, the band are well established within their home town and the surrounding areas and have previously played alongside the likes of Attack!Attack!, The Mission District, Tonight is Goodbye and You me at Six. The band are a perfect warm up for tonight’s crowd and everyone seems to be up for a good time. My Emergency play a strong set of seven songs and although there not familiar to most people in the crowd, the fans seem to be having a good time and its clear that soon this band will get the recognition they deserve.

 Save Your Breath hail like Kids in Glass Houses from South Wales. The band are the second and final support band of the night. Save Your Breath have received many positive reviews from the likes of Kerrang and have played major pop-punk festivals such as Slam Dunk, its clear to see from the bands performance tonight what all the fuss is about. They play a strong seven song set of pop-punk tunes with the crowd again loving the music.

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After two strong support bands, the crowd were more than ready for Kids in Glass Houses to take to the stage. The stage was lit up with fairy lights and looked like a scene out of their last music video of 2009 “Young Blood” which happened to be the first song of the set to kick things off in Liverpool. Older tunes such as Easy Tiger and Church Tongue follow Young Blood and it’s clear to see from the audience’s reaction tonight Kids in Glass Houses are on form and no matter what they do the fans will stick by them loyally. Overall the setlist was great tonight the band playing older songs from debut album “Smart Casual” whilst also fitting in new songs from the highly anticipated second album “Dirt” set for release on March 29th

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New song “Sunshine” was one of the slower tracks of the night however this didn’t faze the crowd who still kept the energy going and was one of the most powerful points of the evening with Aled Phillip’s vocals. The band then continued the set more energetically with “Dance All Night” and “Lovely Bones” both recognizable to the fans from the album “Smart Casual”, these songs created an atmosphere within the sweaty crowd with everyone moving and singing along. Surprisingly like most bands Kids in Glass Houses finished on a high with a previous single “Saturday” with no encore, this seemed to be a positive thing as it meant the crowd weren’t kept waiting and kept the connection between the band and the fans that had been created through the performance.

 

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Overall Kids In Glass Houses played excellently creating an overall atmosphere, and the set list was just right for the crowd keeping most of the older hits but also introducing the crowd to the newer, developed sounds of their anticipated album “Dirt”.

9/10

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