August 22, 2017 |

Tigers Jaw @ The Joiners, Southampton

Tigers Jaw @ The Joiners, Southampton

August 22, 2017 |

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Pennsylvania indie-rockers Tigers Jaw have returned to UK shores for a headline run in support of their fantastic new album Spin. I went along to catch their date at Southampton’s best-known sweatbox The Joiners.

The job of getting things started on a drizzly Friday night is given to local ‘dirty pop’ outfit Faux, who certainly fit the bill with their blend of emo and indie sensibilities. They boast impressive vocals, instant catchiness and a technically proficient rhythm section. Their short and sweet set oozes the potential for massive things in the future, they begin playing to an empty room and exit stage to a respectably sized crowd’s rapturous applause.

Grungey alt-rock ensemble Muskets are a shot of adrenaline with their meaty guitars and battering drums, ordinarily their sound would be conducive to moshing, however tonight’s crowd are from the rowdiest this darkened little room has ever seen. Their set is lean and punchy with a fantastic dual-vocal assault at the forefront. It’s safe to say the Brighton four-piece have made a few new fans with their warm up slot tonight.