On the Tenement Trail there is no shortage of talent, from the very first act right into the early hours of the next morning. Last Saturday was jam-packed with big hitters and lesser-known rising stars. Whatever venue you are in across the city, you have the chance to stumble upon your next favourite band.
How to approach watching fifty artists over nine venues with one ticket?
I chose to float around from venue to venue checking out some of my favourite local bands. It all kicked off with a packed out Nice N Sleazy’s when Favues took the stage. Although new on my radar they certainly put on a show and things got funky. They were promptly followed by Crows Feet, which can only be described as intense. It was such a performance and I was blown away by it. They have such a unique sound, it is hard to pin point exactly why they are so great. You are just going to have to see them for yourself.
The afternoon was a bit of blur for a while. A lot of running in and out of venues seeing anybody and everybody, trying to cram as much as I could into the little time there was. I made sure however to catch the full of Lucia’s set and if you were there I am sure you wouldn’t have missed it either. Definitely a true highlight of the day, the stage presence alone would have been enough to knock you down. They owned that stage for the full half hour and never once let you forget that.
A quick change of pace followed by catching the energetic Drones club fill G2. Maybe not the local talent I was looking to follow for the day but it was certainly worth the experience.
Lastly, my day was rounded of with the wonderful Ninth Wave. They are only going from strength to strength and at every gig they get better and better. Only a few weeks after their debut EP launched they played to a packed out G2. They squeezed in as much as they possibly could get into their thirty minute slot, but if given longer you bet they would have played all night. You should definitely keep an eye on them and get down to one of their shows
There is an abundance of musical riches on the Tenement Trail and for all of £22, it represents a significant bang for your buck. Every city needs a showcase like this. Go along next year, leave with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.