Two weeks ago we went to see Four Folds Law at their sold-out gig at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth. After being impressed after catching some of their set at Victorious Festival this year, we couldn’t say no to seeing them again so soon. You can see our full set of photos from the gig here.
Starting off the evening, Number 9, a Portsmouth based, psychedelic band took to the stage as their first outing as a five piece welcoming their new keyboard player and bassist on the night. It was a calmer, but strong set of tracks with clear psychedelic and brit pop influences throughout. The band are yet to release any music, but the future looks bright for Number 9 already.
A confident performance from Calaveras was next. With sharp, catchy tracks with a slight arrogant edge (in a good way), it was a solid, but brash performance from the band. Picking up the pace, Aaron Middleton‘s set was a frantic, even somewhat riotous affair. The solo singer-songwriter’s set was a sure-fire warm up for Four Folds Law at the very least.
With angular, sharp guitar melodies and a dash of pop sensibilities thrown in for good measure, Four Folds Law are most certainly one of the better indie-pop bands in Portsmouth at the moment.
Starting off with a brief version of ‘Gun Shy’ featuring just frontman Rossco Patrick and an acoustic guitar starting the gig off in a low-key manner. Most definitely the calm before the storm anyway. Further on in the set, latest single ‘Windows’ sure did go down a storm among an enthusiastic crowd. Their set included various favourites such as ‘Reds Gone Green’ and ‘Revolver’ alongside various other new tracks. Before coming back around in a circle and ending on an extended version of ‘Gun Shy’. A fun evening for all.