Prides Live For DIY Magazine All Dayer // Concert Review

It is not your average Sunday night when the Prides lads are in town.

As part of their ‘The Wee Smasher Tour’ Stewart Brock and Callum Wiseman aka PR/DES stopped by at the DIY All Dayer in Tufnell Park on 2nd October 2016 to treat the crowd with some delicious synth pop dance tunes.

Headlining the event, the band drew the biggest crowd of the night in front of Boston Music room’s stage.

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For the first time in what felt like forever, actually only after their career defining concert at London Koko in October 2015, Prides were back touring in the capital. Ready to smash it!

Kicking of the somewhat intimate set with certified banger ‘Out Of The Blue’, the synth pop duo had the crowd in the palm of their hands immediately.

A year after the release of Prides debut album ‘The Way Back Up’, the band have already been busy writing new material and so it only felt right to present the fans with some new songs.

‘Rome’ and recent single ‘Are You Ready?’ set the room on fire. My personal favourite new jam definitely has to be ‘Away With The Night’, it has the potential of Prides master piece ‘Messiah’ and is a well shaped feel-good tune.

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Rattling through their set list in high-speed, bashing out the good old tunes like ‘Higher Love’ and ‘The Way Back Up’ the evening went on to be a treat.

‘I Should Know You Better’ had the fans singing the chorus on their own, sounding gorgeous and putting big smiles on Callums and Stewarts face.

Penultimate song of the night ‘Just Say It’ saw the crowd jumping all over the place with one half of Prides, Stewart jumping right into the audience and leading the dance and jump-around antics, very much to the liking of the fans.

Obviously no Prides concert is complete without the Prides hymn that put them on most people’s plate – the one and only ‘Messiah’.

Needless to say, band and fans gave it their all and partied like there is no tomorrow – sadly there was, and it was called ‘Monday’….

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If this concert is anything to go by, Prides damn know how to tease their fans for new music. The new songs sound like proper synthy bangers all together. All having that specific Prides sound about them, but sounding just a wee bit more ‘grown up’.

I think it is fair to say that we are all eagerly awaiting the new album next year, which will probably be full of bangers, hence making it difficult to pick that one tune to dance the nights away to, throughout next summer. I guess we have to rinse the debut album for a bit longer and wait patiently!

Now go on and work your magic, Stewart and Callum we are all waiting for Prides 2.0!

x,

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