Thinking about the last time we caught Sunset Sons back in March of 2015, at Dingwalls in Camden – a 500 capacity venue – Sunset Sons were there to convince the music world they were not the stereotypical cheesy surfer act that people may assume them to be. They have clearly succeeded, having since supported Imagine Dragons on their 37 date UK and European tour. They then released their debut album and have made appearances at huge UK festivals, to now playing at bigger venues of 2300+ capacities.
Sunset Sons open with Medicine to warm up the audience and build up the energy in the very full venue. Going onto perform known songs such as All I Wanted, Remember and Movie Scene. It’s evident with the way the audience sing along with every word that they have really established a hefty fanbase within the North West. This included a perfectly in sync singalong to She Wants, a song that had just been released the week of our last chance seeing them in 2015. The transition this track has made from new and unknown to fan favourite is great.
They did their own version of Stand By Me, originally sung by Ben E King in the early 60s. It’s one of the most famous songs out there and covers of famous tracks are always risky but Sunset Suns did King proud. They certainly put their own twist on it and it worked a treat.
Along with some of their older and well known songs, new album tracks like Loa, I Can’t Wait, Somewhere Maybe, Tick Tock, were performed. They’re already hugely popular with everyone completely immersed in the spirited vibe of the show.
Of course they had an encore, coming back out for On The Road, it gave the whole audience one more chance to go wild dancing and singing, making the most of the finale. As usual Sunset Sons put on a fantastic show, that was also engaging and fun. It was truly incredible to see the different groups of people coming together and having an awesome time getting involved in the liveliness of it all, and leaving the venue on a high.