Local lads The Vernons returned home to play a packed elsewhere with incredible supports from Sundown Jury and The Fika. From a choice cover that the audience shouted back at the audience, to hearing rich vocal melodies from the supports, The Vernons' stop in their home town was a complete success.
Sundown Jury impressed the early clubgoers with their indie rock, ensuring their early attendance was well worth the effort. The band teased their debut single, Chasing Wolves, which is due to be released this Friday, and they were soon succeeded on stage by The Fika. Dual vocals gave the audience a taste of London Grammar's intricate soundscapes with an edge reminiscent of Evanescence, and if you couldn't visualize it just then, then let me tell you- it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I'm definitely keeping an eye out for their sets in the future.
The Vernons jumped on stage and mentioned to the crowd how much they love playing elsewhere, and judging by their performance, I'd believe them. They tore through some of their best tracks while they moved on the stage with the same tenacity. Their blues-styled rock sounded as tight (and as loud) as ever, and the local crowd sung back with the band. The band took the show past midnight, closing with an awesome cover of The Isley Brothers' Shout, which turned the dancefloor-come-moshpit back into its original form, with the entire crowd jumping and dancing along. The boys have a few more dates on their tour, so if you get the chance, see these guys live. They're worth it.