Gig Review and Photography by Kate Snape

Hinder

Tonight’s show has been a long time coming and one which needed to make a big impression. With a new album “When the smoke clears” and a new front man Marshal Dutton (after the departure of longtime vocalist Austin Winkler), Hinder have two points to prove tonight. Will their following remain loyal and is the new album to same Hinder standard which we all know and love?

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Surprisingly, the club academy is full tonight, buzzing with excitement after the support act. The lights go out and in turn each band member enters the stage, introducing the set with an instrumental, even frontman Marshall has a guitar in hand.

Quickly they dive right into a much loved Hinder Track, “Use Me” initially the crowd don’t seem so sure, with a new vocalist their Hinder classics of course all sound new and different to them. The set slows down a little to “Homecumming Queen” and then the band hail to whiskey with “Whatcha Gonna Do?”

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Next up is a Hinder oldie from their 2008 album, Take it to the limit, “Up all Night” before introducing a new track taken from the brand new album, “Hit the Ground” the crowd seem to take to it well, with many knowing the lyrics already.

The band take it right back to their first album with “How Long”  Marshall gets right into the crowd, sharing the microphone with everyone, by this point the night is really rockin’ and the few who were all huddled at the back of the room have all made their way forward to join in the fun.

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“Intoxicated” is up next, another new one however this one features the attitude and style of the classic Hinder party rock anthems which we all know and love.

The next track is introduced as a cover of a Stone Temple Pilots classic, “Wicked Garden” it’s a good rendition which both the band and crowd love. Next up is the last new song of the evening with the self explanatory title “Wasted Life.” Marshall hands out a Go Pro camera to a guy in the middle of the crowd and asks him to film the performance for their new music video. He also asks the rest of the crowd to send them their videos recorded on their phones so they can piece them all together. Throughout this performance, Marshall takes several phones off the audience and films himself, the band and the crowd before returning them to the rightful owner and taking the next one.

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The next three tracks are all well known Hinder classics, with the sleazy party anthem “See you in Hell,” the contemplative ballad with the beautiful guitar solo “Lips of an angel” and finishing off with the ever so catchy, big chorused “All American Nightmare.”

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The band leave the stage for a short time, while the room chants and cheers for more. They return to play the slow and heartfelt “Better than me” which Marshall describes as one of his favourite Hinder songs, before ending the night with the well known classic from the first album”Get Stoned.” The bands set finished relatively early at 10.15 with an 11pm curfew, however they invited the entire crowd to join them in the bar for a drink right after the show.

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They may have a new album and a new front man but I think tonight proved that they are still the same Hinder at heart and still know how to put on an awesome rock n roll show. Points well proved Hinder.

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