A homecoming fit for a king greeted Glasvegas at Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Monday night. And rightly so, as since their eponymous debut release in September 2008, the Glasgow band have gone from strength to strength, gaining legions of fans worldwide and flying the flag for Scottish artists at the forefront of modern music.

The band delivered a rip-roaring set dominated by material from their latest offering EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\, with passionate, zesty singalongs throughout, reminiscent of Hampden Stadium on any given Saturday. However, it was the homegrown hits from their critically acclaimed debut that defined the pinnacle moments of the performance, particularly ‘It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry’ and ‘Daddy’s Gone’.

Frontman James Allan epitomises what is expected of a 21st century lead singer: cool, confident, and captivating, however interaction with fans is the thin line of difference between a good frontman and a great one, a lesson which would do Allan no harm to learn.

Social worker anthem ‘Geraldine’, which was undoubtedly the track that the crowd had been waiting for, exceeded all expectations by whipping fans into a frenzy, and their uniquely rousing rendition of The Ronette’s ‘Be My Baby’ was another undisputed highlight.

Glasvegas have undeniably earned their rightful place as one of the most exciting bands of our generation so far, and are doing a grand job alongside fellow Scottish bands Biffy Clyro, The View and Kassidy. A force to be reckoned with.

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