Sunset Sons played at the Leadmill on 20th October with support from The Fletcher Jackson band and Jessarae.
Opening the night were the Fletcher Jackson Band, sounding like they belong somewhere in the 60s, but in the best possible way. Great, punchy songs that started the night off right.
Next on the bill was LA singer-songwriter Jessarae.
Jessarae was okay, with him and his band being good live musicians, but the songs being not up to that much. His cover of Sweet Disposition by the Temper Trap was nice, however.
By the time Sunset Sons were due to come on stage, the leadmill was packed, with many members of the crowd wearing shirts with ‘Sunset Sons very rarely say die’ on the front, that being the title of their debut album they are touring to support.
Having built their profile as a live band over the summer, including dates at Reading and Leeds festival on the Radio 1/NME Stage, I was excited to see what kind of show Sunset Sons would put on.
Kicking things off with ‘Medicine’, a track from an EP the band released last year, the crowd were immediately on their side; by the time they played ‘Tick Tock’, the Leadmill was bouncing along with frontman Rory Williams.
Playing most of the songs from their album, nobody in the Leadmill left disappointed, and I left a new fan of Sunset Sons.