Monday, July 26, 2010

Rabble-Rousing at The Roundhouse.

Day 19 of the massively popular iTunes Festival saw two highly anticipated rabble-rousers take the stage at Camden Town’s most immaculate performance space, The Roundhouse.

Spirited acoustic strummer Frank Turner (above) churned out fan favorites for a wildly enthusiastic crowd, singing with punk rock authority as he belted out the words in front of his four-man backing band. Turner ended his set with two of his most apt singalongs, “The Road” and “Photosynthesis,” leaving the stage to thunderous applause.
Sunderland quartet The Futureheads (above) took control of the mini-arena instantly, with Barry Hyde and Ross Millard exchanging clamorous vocals over ferocious guitar riffs. The band performed songs spanning their entire career, including several from their newly released LP, The Chaos.

It was a night of solidly chaotic rock, crowd surfing, head-bopping and massive singalongs, and The Roundhouse could barely contain it all.

- Text by Kevin Brosky. Images by Grace Dickinson.

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