Dead! – Boston Music Rooms – 03/02/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

Dead, Boston Music Rooms, London, 03/02/2017

After five years of smashing festivals and slaying support slots the time has finally come for Dead! to embrace life as the headline act that they truly are. On February 3rd 2017, Boston Music Room played host as the London locals showcased why they are one of the finest British bands on the scene.

Dead’s discography doesn’t yet boast a full-length album yet tonight’s set list is packed with immediate-anthems that will undoubtedly become pin-points to describe this generation of rock music.

 Alaska and Phantom, from 2014’s mini album Tu Me Manques, are both infectiously classic, true to much-loved influences and performed with such force that a young crowd would find it impossible not to connect with.

Perhaps Dead’s understated-yet-already-iconic status is most easily seen in tonight’s cover. Surely no other song could more appropriately highlight Dead’s contribution to the British music scene so far than The Who’s My Generation.

 Of course, being the headliner lends certain advantages like the pleasure of singing a song from the bar top and leaving the stage knowing for a fact that the crowd will call you back soon enough. Dead took full advantage of those opportunities and as they returned for their encore it became obvious that these guys are only just starting to believe their own talent.

It’s not un-heard of for acts cited as ‘the most exciting newcomers’ to fall short of expectations but Dead do nothing but impress with every show they play. Whether it be a huge festival, indie festival, slot supporting You Me At Six, co headline tour with SWMRS or their own glorious show, Dead  remind every crowd they encounter that one day they’ll tell their kids all about this night.

The future is Dead.


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