Glasgow gig-goers were spoiled last Thursday (12th February) with a triple treat when The SSE Hydro played host to Walk The Moon and double headers, All Time Low and You Me At Six.
Ohio-based band, Walk The Moon were first up, kicking off with “Tightrope”. It didn’t take long for the audience to loosen up, thank to tracks, “Jenny”, “Up 2 U”, and latest single, “Shut Up And Dance”. A cover of The Killers signature anthem, “All These Things That I’ve Done” secured a mass sing-along from The Hydro crowd, before debut single, “Anna Sun”, an infectious little number, concluded their set.
American pop-punk sensation, All Time Low were next in line to take centre stage with “A Love Like War” kicking off their set, quickly followed by “Lost In Stereo”, a track from their early days which prompted a zesty sing-along.“Heroes”, “Stella” and “Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t)” shaped their set and, as always with All Time Low, the stage was bombarded with fans bras! Frontman, Alez Gaskarth even slung one across his chest between tracks! “Weightless” was next up, before things slowed down with an acoustic version of “Therapy”. The band played a healthy chunk from their latest LP, “Don’t Panic”, including, “The Irony Of Choking On A Lifesaver”, “Somewhere In Neverland” and “Backseat Serande”. Latest single, “Something’s Gotta Give” was also given an airing; the track is taken from All Time Low’s forthcoming LP, “Future Hearts”, due for release later this year. Ending on the usual note, All Time Low closed their set with, “Dear Maria, Count Me In”, which the fans sang as passionately as they performed it.
After a short break, co-headliners, You Me At Six exploded on-stage with, “Room To Breathe”. The band took fans right back to 2010, playing tracks from their sophomore album, “Hold Me Down”, including “Stay With Me”, “Contagious Chemistry” and “The Consequence”. Lead single, “Lover Boy”, from their 2011 album, “Sinners Never Sleep” was a live highlight with the entire venue bouncing to the beat! Pointing out his obvious hobbling onstage, frontman, Josh Franceschi confided in fans that, despite his broken ankle, missing the Glasgow show was not an option; his late grandfather was from East Kilbride and would be turning in his grave if he missed the Hydro show!
Getting back to the music, “Underdog”, “Carpe Diem” and “Reckless” saw the venue in an uproar, while guitarists, Max Helyer and Chris Miller swooshed their long hair around, “rocking out”. “No One Does It Better” and “The Dilemma” followed, with the band giving out white balls for fans to throw around, and for ballad, “Crash”, drummer, Dan Flint and bass player, Matt Barnes, encouraged fans to use their smartphones as lighters; a perfect, sparkly setting for next track, “Firework”. “Forgive And Forget” livened things up, before the band bowed out. However, this was not enough for the rowdy Scottish fans who began chanting for more music. The Surrey-based band granted their wish; “Bite My Tongue” kicked off their encore, followed by “Fresh Start Fever” and “Lived A Lie”, which closed the show with an array of fireworks and gold confetti.