Gig Review and Photography by Sophie Jones

Bury Tomorrow

Southampton Metalcore lads Bury Tomorrow have just returned to the UK from a headlining tour in Australia as well a being apart of The Rise Of Brotatlity tour with I Killed The Prom Queen, The Ghost Inside, In Hearts Wake and Hellions. The lads embark on a 7 day UK tour kicking off in Birmingham Tonight.

Bury Tomorrow

I found out I had been granted coverage for tonight’s show just as the doors had opened… and where was I?… At home just getting out the shower! I don’t think I’ve ever got dressed and packed up my camera bag so quickly (talk about headless chicken).  On the way to the venue driving as quick as I could, every set of traffic lights went red upon approach (it just wasn’t my night). 

Upon arriving, everyone was already in the venue. Inside on the ground floor forum area was the merch booth with people dashing about to grab what merchandise they could before the next band came on. As I made my way through I noticed Dani Bates (Vocals) and Adam Jackson (Drums) of Bury Tomorrow hanging out at their merchandise stand greeting fans and taking photos.

Bury Tomorrow

Once I made it up to the right room Aussie lads Hands Like Houses were half way through their set. The crowd was enjoying the performance jumping up and down to the tracks along with the occasional fist pump. 

While the stage was being stripped down and set up for the next band, over the speakers songs like ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ and ‘Boom Boom Boom Boom’ by Vengaboys blasted out, the crowd were more then happy singing along to the old classic songs until ‘Shrek is Love’ came on. You could see people really trying to listen to what was being said, it was a mixture of puzzled faces and looks of disgust.

Bury Tomorrow

Up next were the Southampton lads that everyone had come to see Bury Tomorrow. As the lights went down a wash of red light highlighted the stage and the members came out one by one, the crowd erupted with girl’s screaming and the odd cheer from the men in the crowd.

Bury Tomorrow

From the moment they stepped on stage people came flying forward into the photo pit, it was crowd surfers galore.  As I was setting up a shot I didn’t notice Dani Bates standing to the left of me on a step up box, out of nowhere I got showered in water spray. The fans on the front row shrieked as they got covered too.

The boys played a mixture of songs like ‘Man On Fire’, ‘Watcher’ and even included some old tracks from the 2009 album ‘Portraits’. While the lads tuned their guitars, Dani spoke with the crowd, he announced the next song is the heaviest song they have ever written as a band as they went into ‘Sceptres’, the crowd automatically opened up into a huge circle pit and went absolutely metal, there was so much going on – crowd surfers and people getting on top of other’s shoulders the fans were going all out participating and enjoying themselves.

Bury Tomorrow

The band ended the night with ‘Lion Heart’, the whole room was singing along showing their support for the Bury Tomorrow. Even when they finished the crowd continued to cheer, clap. Overall the night was full of movement from start to finish and the boys put on a brilliant performance and the reaction from the crowd spoke for their efforts.

Bury Tomorrow

Bury Tomorrow Set List: Man On Fire / Royal Blood / An Honorable Reign / Garden Of Thorns / Knight Life / Her Bones / Anything With Teeth / Our Gift / Watcher / Sceptres / The Torch / Of Glory
You & I / Lionheart

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