Well here we are folks, the first L.A.R.S Promotions event of 2018, Happy New Year to you all!
It's Friday night, the atmosphere is buzzing as the bands get ready to kick off the evening.
Unfortunately the headline act for the evening, Icarus Falls, had to pull out due to sickness - flu and lead vocalists do not mix - we will hopefully catch them again soon and wish them a speedy recovery! The evening went ahead as planned however, with Junkyard Sons stepping up to headline and Ark Orion supporting, both giving us longer, awesome sets.
So first up, Ark Orion.
The five piece band hailing from Chichester way are our first returning act for the year. Their indie/alternative pop rock sound is still as fun as ever and their set has become more refined and tighter since we saw them back in September '17. Catching up with them before their set, the guys have been writing new material, promoting their music video, gigging and changing their hairstyles. So definitely have been busy bees.
Kicking of the set was the track 'Phoenix'. The melodic guitar riffs sets the scene gradually building up with the bass and drum beats to a toe tapping, head bopping tune. The soulful vocals and lyrics definitely draw you into the music along with the band. The track 'Losing Run' ( also the music video the band have out there) is a more chunky beats track with heavier riffs, passionate lyrics and vocals. Another track that wants to get you moving along with the guys as they bop around the stage and crowd.
Throwing in a couple of cover tracks into the mix (Outkast's 'Hey Ya' went down a treat!) the set was absolutely amazing and the guys energy, despite the longer set, never let up and kept the crowd tuned into them. Definitely a band to catch if you can!
Next up we had Junkyard Sons.