November 9, 2017 |

Rise Against @ O2 Brixton Academy London

Rise Against @ O2 Brixton Academy London

November 9, 2017 |

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Arriving to a queue that wraps around the building and back to the entrance you expect gig goers want to pick their spot close to the front for the duration of what should be a stellar night, as PEARS (The band, not to be confused with the fruit) kick start the night while the Brixton O2 Academy continues to fill. Blasting through a raw punky set, they try and win the crowd over with some humour stating they are “most probably the fastest band to play here”, which gets close to no response regardless of the fairly good comedy provided by the band.

A fully packed out room now as Sleeping With Sirens emerge on to the stage to a low sub sounding noise through the PA speakers as they open with Tally It Up: Settle The Score, the low end is still drowning out the high notes reached in Kellin Quinn's vocal abilities. A huge response for SWS proving this could have even been dubbed a co-headline tour regardless of the sound engineering giving them the 'support act' treatment. Backing vocals from the crowd don't go unheard as everyone joins for Do It Now, Remember It Later the energy in the room is really building as the guys thrive off the crowd running all over the stage. If You Can't Hang allows Kellin to show his truly inspiring vocals giving a solo performance of his own nailing every high note delivered before ending with Kick Me which baffles me as to why not a single song was performed from their amazing debut album.