Indpendent Venue Week wages on and last night it was Generation’s turn to take the spotlight in the basement of EBGBS.
Opening were Manchester-Leeds band, The Elephant Trees. A moving performance, their music was filled with so much positivity and emotion. Their songs were decorated with stunning and powerful instrumentals, matched by the incredible voice of frontwoman, Martha Phillips.
The breathtaking set felt more like a headlining performance than an opening act. Seeing how much they were enjoying their time on stage reflected on to the crowd. That energy created added to the already uplifting vibe in the venue and set the tone for the rest of the night.
When The Elephant Trees return to Liverpool for their own show, it’ll be one worth going out of your way to see.
Arno returned to EBGBS just a week after their first headline show. Once again they brightened up the dark basement of EBGBS with their gorgeous riffs and infectious melodies. They’re one of those bands who can grab you if you’re feeling down and drag you up to higher spirits.
Think of Bombay Bicycle Club minus their depressing side. It meant that we were treated to a fun performance by a band who know exactly how to entertain. Arno are a band worthy of your time and definitely ones to watch on the local music scene.
Topping off an already exciting night, Generation got on stage and caused absolute chaos. With their thrilling punk, they created a storm amongst the crowd as mosh pits broke out and then people thrashing around. The ability to control the crowd like puppets on a string was phenomenal.
It’s easy to say that they’re the north’s answer to Slaves but what makes Generation better is that they never took their foot of the gas. Fast and furious, the explosive performance left everyone breathless by the end.
While Independent Venue Week has shown how great these nights can be, hopefully the message comes across that this is all year round and not just for one week.