PLUS: LostAlone, Mojo Fury and -AR-
The Junction, Cambridge
5th March 2012
Words: Caroline Pawson Photos: Emma Bowdidge
The first band of the night were -AR-, a Cambridge based metal band. They strolled out on stage and went into their set. They were lively and Jhon and Simon were playing around with each other on stage, such as bopping while they were playing chords at the beginning of a song. Simon was trying to get the crowd to liven up a bit using gestures to make the crowd shout etc, and was interacting with the crowd as much as possible. AR had definitely gotten the crowd ready for the rest of the night.
Mojo Fury were next up. I was looking forward to seeing these live as I had previously looked them up and enjoyed what they do.They had certainly lived up to my expectations. They played ‘We Should Just Run Away’, which is now a solid favourite. They were enjoyable to watch on stage and gave a great live performance.
There was a voice over and then music started to play. The last of the supports, LostAlone came out. They were energetic and gave a great live performance. Towards the end of their set front man Steven had gotten one half of the crowd to shout ‘Lost’ and the other half to shout ‘Alone’ when he pointed to them which went down really well and got a great response from the crowd. This band are not one to miss out on! They’re certainly entertaining with extremely solid songs to back it up.
The lights went out for the last time and the band in which we had all been waiting for, InMe had come out on stage, waving to the crowd. The first song of the set was their new album opener ‘Reverie Shores’ which sounds even better live. I was surprised at how flexible lead singer Dave McPherson seemed as he continually stretched his legs as if he was doing the splits whilst playing the guitar. They played a wide range of songs throughout their career which all sounded great live. A real stand out track was ‘Moonlit Seabed’ which is another song from their latest offering ‘The Pride’. Later on during the night Dave grabbed a can of beer and said he wondered if he’d still got it and was being egged on by the crowd and fellow band members to ‘down it’, but unfortunately was only able to down half of the can. They announced how they don’t do encores by leaving the stage and coming back on again. Instead they carried on as it actually turned out they had only 15 minutes left to play and so they knocked out 4 last songs which included another one from ‘The Pride’ – ‘Legacy’ and finishing the night off with thier first ever single ‘Underdose’. InMe are a vivacious live band and should not be surpassed when they come to a town near you!