Words: James Rokyckyj
For my first time at Hull’s relatively new venue Social, I was surprised by the size of the venue. It is a great intermediary venue, coming in at 300 capacity, bridging the cap between bands playing the local bars and selling out the Bonus Arena. So it’s no surprise in recent weeks The Lathums, The Snuts and Enter Shakiri have all atteneded Hull as it currently has a booming music scene, and We Are Scientists did nothing to harm that reputation.
First up, supporting, was Coach Party. This was my first time seeing the Isle of Wight natives and I was not disappointed by their unique style and funky guitar riffs that had the crowd grooving. Coach Party are a female fronted band which will help them stand out in my opinion, especially with their use of different backing tracks and sound effects to create a very eccentric but a crowd pleasing sound.
I got to speak to the drummer after who was very kind to give a couple of words: “It was a great atmosphere here and hopefully wont be the last time we play here” overall it was a strong performance from them.
Then it was time for the main act. The New York band packed out the venue, so I was fortunate to get myself one row from the front meaning I had the best seat (standing) in the house to watch the show.
As soon as theband walked on the crowd let out a cheerful roar as the band played their first song ‘You’ve Lost Your Shit’. After every song We are the Scientists added a bit of comedy to their performance getting the crowd involved and sharing stories about their journey to hull. You could tell by how they played that they loved their job and the people that supported them alot.
Drummer Keith Carne had superb drum fills and made himself present in every song, which as a drummer myself was terrific to see. Chris Cain on bass was a confident figure on stage, providing superb backing vocals and adding class to the performance. Finally, frontman Keith Murray, who Dan had the pleasure of intervieiwn gprior to the show, brought a bundle of energy to the stage, leaving the crowd begging for more!
My first time seeing We Are Scientists will not be my last!
Overall, a 9/10 evening, missing that point for a setlist which could have had three or four more tunes on!