HOW COME EVERY TIME YOU COME AROUND, MAH LONDON, LONDON BRIDGE WANNA COME DOWN LIKE LONDON, LONDON, LONDON! – Fergie
Inspirational quotes aside, Amy (gal-pal) and I visited the capital recently to attend possibly one of the greatest line-ups of all time – Tiny Moving Parts, PUP and The Wonder Years. (Trash Boat also played but I wasn’t a massive fan. Don’t get me wrong, they do generic pop-punk very well, just not my thing).
My photos didn’t turn out too great, but I’ve picked out some of my favorite tracks by the bands that played.
The Wonder Years
The headliners of the night, I’ve been waiting to see these guys forever. Many a drunken night ended in Amy and myself screaming “PLAY MELROSE” at the DJ, who (obviously) had no idea what we were talking about.
The Wonder Years + Balloons = Happy Amy & Ellie
The Wonder Years mostly played songs from their latest album No Closer To Heaven, but they did throw in a few long time fan favourites which sent us all into a frenzy. Two of which were…
Came out Swinging
The Devil In My Bloodstream
I’ve been listening to Canadian band, PUP, for a couple of years now, and this was the third time I’ve seen them live. If you like hard hitting, fast punk rock with rough vocals then you are going to love PUP.
“Every line, every goddamn syllable that you say makes me wanna gouge out my eyes with a power drill”
Its hard to pick just two tracks because not only is every song on point, their music videos are Oscar worthy. You might recognise a certain Stranger Things star in Guilt Trip and Sleep In The Heat
If This Tour Doesn’t Kill You, I Will
Tiny Moving Parts
Tiny Moving Blarts…Mall Cop.
The first band of the night were Tiny Moving Parts. This is the 2nd time I’ve seen them live, and honestly, you’ve never heard anything like it. The way these three dudes from Minnesota are able to gel almost disjointed riffs together amazes me. Just listen…
Tiny Moving Parts get a bonus song just because the music video for Headache is so good.
As well as attending the show, we explored London / I forced Amy to go into the new Lego store in Leicester Square and take photos.
The only tube I’ve never felt anxious about getting on.
Chinese New Year decorations in China Town
Not sure whats more questionable. The Asian boyband drinks, or the fact they were the only ones not on offer…