Gig Review and Photography by Jeremy Carron

The Bohicas

The Bohicas are rock’s latest offering, consisting of lead singer Dominic McGuinness, Dominic John on guitar, bassist Ady Acolatse and Brendan Heaney on drums. Hot on the heels of the release of their debut album, ‘The Making Of’, The Bohicas are playing at The Dome, Tufnell Park tonight for the last U.K. stop of their headline tour. Building on success after success, from having supported acts such as Franz Ferdinand and Royal Blood in the past, to being nominated at this year’s Q Awards for Best New Act, there’s a buzz surrounding The Bohicas and it’s sounding pretty sweet.

The Bohicas

The night began with support from bands Seize The Chair and Zibra, with rocking beats and heavy bass riffs, the atmosphere was set for tonight’s headline show. The band soon walked on to the cheers of their fans and kicked things off with ‘Upside Down and Inside Out’. The surge of sound and energetic chorus got the people moving, whilst definitely leaving the audience with a taste of things to come.

The Bohicas

‘Crush Me’ followed next, with a thumping beat keeping the energy in the room flowing. ‘The Making Of’ kept up the momentum with its lively chorus, which even had fans singing along to it. Dominic McGuinness went on to ask the crowd how they were feeling, with their cheering giving the band their answer.

The Bohicas

The fast rock ‘n’ roll pace of ‘Where You At’ had people grooving once again, after which McGuinness thanked the fans for coming out and said they hoped to make this show “very… something”, being the last U.K. stop before heading across the seas.

The Bohicas

‘I Do It For Your Love’ showcased the band’s impressive four-part harmonies, where even technical difficulties with Dominic John’s guitar couldn’t dampen their performance of the song. Following a short break to resurrect the guitar, The Bohicas returned to top form with ‘Girlfriend’ and ‘XXX’. With high-octane fuzzy riffs, they were definitely a personal highlight of the night.

The Bohicas

There was a welcome slowdown of pace with ‘Red Raw’, before things picked up again when ‘Somehow You Know What I Mean’ was performed. A great example of The Bohicas’ striking hooks, the song was well received with a roar from the fans, when asked by McGuinness if they were “still with us?”

The Bohicas

‘Bloodhound’ came next, presenting an electrifying guitar riff and drum beat, which had the crowd dancing along. ‘To Die For’ followed, yet again demonstrating The Bohicas’ ability at delivering incredible harmonies, most noticeably with the lyric “She fooled me like a bank robber with a fake gun, fake gun!”

The Bohicas

The night came to an end with the final performance, ‘Swarm’. Undoubtedly one of the more exhilarating performances of the night, the song built the crowd into a frenzy, even having a small mosh pit started by some of the fans.

The Bohicas

Ultimately, The Bohicas undeniably delivered on their promise of making the night “very something”. With their pulsating beats, electrifying riffs and impressive harmonies, the band put on an amazing show. Their ability to sound just as good live, if not better, than their studio recordings, makes The Bohicas a band to watch out for and no doubt future Bohicas’ gigs will be swarming!

The Bohicas

Setlist:
Upside Down and Inside Out
Crush Me
The Making Of
Where You At
I Do It For Your Love
Girlfriend
XXX
Red Raw
Somehow You Know What I Mean
Bloodhound
To Die For
Swarm

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