On the day of the concert the weather was horrible. It was raining so heavily, I decided to arrive after doors opened so I didn’t have to stand in the rain. Luckily there was only one person ahead of me in the queue when I got to the venue. I really like the merchandise stand at Sound Control because it’s in a convenient place – well, before the show ends anyway haha. I bought a really cute baby pink Turnover t-shirt.
I made my way to the stage area and it was a bit awkward because I was alone again and there were loads of gaps between groups of people, so I didn’t know where best to stand. I got around 3 rows from the front and I was stood towards the right. It wasn’t that crowded when I got there – which was just before Emotional started playing. They had the vibe of Turnover. The band members had a very quirky dress sense. Then Palladino came on and they sounded very groovy and funky. Like Emotional, I could see why they were touring with Turnover. They got Austin from Turnover on stage to play guitar in a few of their songs, which was very cool.
Something that was quite annoying was when you get those “LADS, LADS, LADS”. I had some to the side of me. Did they have to speak so loud and have a full on conversation throughout most of the show? Plus swearing in every sentence. I also seem to get this at most GA shows, but when groups of people push in front of you and then proceed to dance whilst bumping into you every time they move. Luckily they decided to push further to the front.
Then it was time for Turnover. Wow! They play the perfect summer music. They started the set with “Supernatural” and “Nightlight Girl” which are such happy and summery songs. Sound Control is a smallish venue and if you get near the front, the view is quite good! I could see Austin’s eyes haha. He had amazingly long hair and a great beard. Turnover were very chilled on stage and they played such chill music. Except maybe the drummer (Casey) – he had to keep a very fast rhythm on certain songs. I also noticed that the band had a new guitarist (Nick Rayfield) – he looks so young haha. He had really striking tattoos.
I was so happy that they played a lot of songs from Peripheral Vision. I’m quite familiar with them now and they sounded so great live. They got the whole crowd singing along. (Some of the songs they played: Hello Euphoria, Dizzy on the Comedown, Like Slow Disappearing, New Scream, Cutting My Fingers Off and Humming). They also played Humblest Pleasures which was great! I also really enjoyed “Breeze” and “Sunshine Type” taking from their new album Good Nature.
Turnover didn’t interact much with the band except for a lot of moments where they thanked the crowd for coming out to the gig and supporting what they do. They also talked about a cafe which was named after their song – Humblest Pleasures. The band also thanked the guy controlling the really nice projections on the wall behind them, who they invited especially for their tour.
Fantastic concert, I was transported to a lovely, nostalgic, sunny day when in reality it was horrible outside haha. I really must pick up a copy of Good Nature on vinyl!