Over the past few weeks it seems Manchester-based bands have really been taking over the city, more than ever before. With some of the biggest shows for some of the best growing artists, it’s been difficult to not get excited. This weekend it was Saytr Plays turn to take to their stage for their biggest headline yet at Manchester’s Gorilla.

Opening the night were Northern Threads who brought energy to the night with lively indie rock music.  Next on stage were TheZangwills who drew in the crowd even more as the room was getting busier and the excitement in the atmosphere was growing.

  Saytr Play have an incredibly high-powered sound, it’s the type of music you find yourself singing along to without realising, and dancing before you have noticed.

Their set was opened by the monologue read by Hugh Grant at the start of Love Actually, I found it quite strange, but it drew in the attention of room before the energetic night began with Don’t Go East, starting with fuelling riffs that the entire room recognised, building up into a passionate sing along from the very first word. Saytr Play have a dynamic indie-pop sound which is fronted by the unique vocal talent of frontman, Fred Farell. Their music takes catchy pop tones and incorporates powerful indie riffs to create unforgettably explosive music.

The set went on to feature L.I.F.E, a track that despite not being released still encourages a singing along, then fan favourites Mothers Love and Fragile as well as treating the crowd to brand new track Thought of Missing out, before closing with latest release Bang Average.

The group captured the entire venue from the very start of the night, dancing around stage as the crowd sang back to them. The enthusiasm in the atmosphere was contagious and bounced between the band and audience.

Liv X

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