Various doors of small live music venues opened on 3rd November 2015 as London’s newest addition to the festival scene, the ‘Community LDN‘ festival kicked off in East London.
Taking over the Red Gallery in Shoreditch were ‘Lany’,’ The Beach’ and headliners ‘Sunset Sons‘ who kind of brought some sunshine to the dark and dull November evening.
Opening up Community LDN at the Red Gallery were L.A. based trio ‘Lany’ who instantly wowed the crowd with their dreamy synth pop-rock tunes, very The1975-esque. The crowd was very appreciating and supporting, making sure Lany’s first London gig was a good one.
Next up was London singer songwriter ‘The Beach’, who had to perform in a ‘special set up, that you’ll never gonna get again’ due to last minute changes to the set. However, that didn’t stop him from smashing his short set. His impressive voice filled the room easily and had everyone eagerly listening.
Running behind schedule, headliners ‘Sunset Sons’ finally took to stage at the East London’s Red Gallery at 11pm, finding a waiting and sweating crowd in the basement of the gallery.
Currently on tour with ‘Imagine Dragons’, the four piece made that this night one to remember as they entertained the London crowd with an amazing headline set.
They opened up their 45 minutes concert with ‘Come Easy’ and ‘Medicine’.
Needless to say the fans went wild and dancing and sing-alongs were vital from the first second.
Next up was one of my personal favourites ‘ She Wants’, that earned some massive cheering from the hot and sweaty crowd.
‘Sunset Sons’ totally lived up to their name and with the help of the hot climate inside the room and some strategically placed spot lights, Red Gallery looked like a glistering sunset at times.
The feel good set continued with the likes of ‘LOA’ and ‘Bright Lights’, bringing the venue to a slight melt down as ‘Sunset Sons’ smash single ‘Remember’ got performed.
It is fair to say that the four piece simply dazzled the festival goers with their summery tunes and their sheer talent. Who knew that you could actually transform summery surfer vibes into brilliant music without sounding like you tried too hard? ‘Sunset Sons’ are the living that living by the beach pays off in so many ways.
Lead singers Rory Williams led through the set with ease and his heavenly unique voice, made it kind of impossible to not fully fall in love with ‘Sunset Sons’ musical crafts.
The upbeat set was coming to an end and ‘Sunset Sons’ closed their Community LDN performance with their recent single ‘On The Road’ which saw the revellers breaking out into one last big sing along that surely put a smile on everyone’s face.
If you are looking after some instant feel good music that is cleverly made, do yourself a favour and check out ‘Sunset Sons’, if they can’t make you happy you might as well be stone cold.