Moose Blood at The Institute, Birmingham, UK – 22nd November 2014

Posted by Bianca on Saturday Nov 22, 2014 Under Emo

Gig Review by Kirsty Hillyer with Gig Photos by Lee Allen

Moose Blood

Moose Blood are a band to watch for 2015 and this is why we are back to see them at the Institute on their support stint for Mallory Knox.

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As it drizzles outside, the cold is permeating the venue, which is reflective of their hood up attire this evening. Whilst it was Bukowski that induced the goose bumps in Coventry, tonight it is their opener Swim Down that raises the tingles.

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These guys are possibly the politest touring band ever as singer Eddy Brewerton asks the crowd “Please look at our merch it would be fantastic”. The hardships of touring can be seen in their requests of places to crash and getting guest list for Milk Teeth who were playing Ooblek that night and have toured with them in the past.

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The importance of supporting home grown bands is never more crucial and Moose Blood have bad-ass merch to boot. Even if you don’t love them I can guarantee snoopy, emo band posters and Ryan Gosling imagery should make you want a tee or two so hit up their shop.

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They dedicate ‘Stay Here’ to Frank Iero and The Celebration who are their tour best friends. Moose Blood never forget to mention all the bands on the bill with a depth of sincerity rather than a request of over excited screaming.

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The angsty screaming delivery of ‘I Hope You’re Miserable’ sets some teen wombs a quivering; it’s a good job Eddy is already married, as his 80’s Morrissey-esque floppy hair swings about on stage from under his hood.

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As it’s the second time I’ve seen these guys this month I feel my over excitement of seeing them live again has been checked and I can be a bit more objective tonight. Perhaps its because I’m addicted Have Mercy at the minute and their raspy Knapsack-esque vocals that upon hearing ‘I Hope You’re Miserable’ tonight I want to see this passion and rawness in more of their songs.

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As they are about to play ‘Boston’ they thank a fan called Shelly who has awesomely provided them with bed and board on this tour. Their set ends just as your appetite has been whet and they walk off stage with a simple wave goodbye. I’m anxious for a headline tour just to hear the album tracks that haven’t made it onto this tour and the short set time. I have an unashamed soft spot for these guys.

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See Lee’s full Moose Blood photoset (30 glorious shots) over at our Flickr page.

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