Seafood - Sheffield Fez Club
Despite a late start, and following the two support groups (One of which were a bit rough to say the least, and whose name escapes me, the other being Never The Less and were fairly alright) Seafood's set started around 10pm, which in my opinion dragged on as the Fez Club only seemed to have a single CD (Muse – Absolution) to play before, in-between and after anyone played.
The band slid into a mix of both old and new, with the first song, In this light will you fight me starting off the set well, from this it was onto both my current favourite Seafood song, and now favourite live Seafood song Summer Falls which was, to say the least 'stunningly amazing', both David and the band seemed to enjoy playing this one as well, which is always a nice thing to see. Another new tracks followed Heat walks against me followed by two ‘oldies’ in the shape of Western Battle and Guntrip. No sense of home & Kicking the walls from the new album were played, then another classic Seafood track Splinter.
The new EP track Good Reason is so much better live than the single version reviewed here. It reveals the extent the band were forced into going in a certain direction with the actual single.
The penultimate track and what is their almost their ‘Signature’ track Cloacking was played to usual Seafood standards, leading onto the final track of the night Porchlight, which is now synonymous with Seafood live, and certainly a very good song to finish on.
Overall, the size of the venue let them down slightly, the gig was however energetic, and at 70 minutes in duration it was just about the right length of time.
Seafood have since played:
27-Apr London 100club (Sold Out)
28-Apr Derby Victoria Inn
29-Apr Oxford Zodiac
30-Apr Northampton Soundhaus
But unfortunatly due to health reasons regarding the lead singer, the following dates have been postponed until a later date:
4-May Cardiff Barfly
5-May Exeter Cavern
6-May Southend Chinnerys
7-May High Wycombe White Horse
8-May Coventry Colosseum
9-May Birmingham Academy
10-May London Islington Academy
(picture taken by Chris Gissing)