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SKATERS promote their debut album with an explosive show
Skaters @ Dingwalls 05-03-2014SKATERS played a sold out gig at London’s Dingwalls in promotion of their freshly released debut album
Manhattan. Comprised of singer Michael Ian Cummings, drummer Noah Rubin – both formerly of the Dead Trees – bassist Dan Burke and ex-Paddingtons and Dirty Pretty Things’ guitarist Joshua Hubbard, SKATERS are like a super band formed of musicians from both sides of the Atlantic that know how to put on an incredible show by playing some catchy punk rock tunes. Their lively 95 minute set kicked off at full throttle with the album opener
One Of Us followed by the infectious
Symptomatic that made the whole crowd go mental with mosh pits. With influences ranging across several melodic punk bands of the likes of Ramones, Buzzcocks and The Cars, all the songs were well-received, including the slower tracks such as the bouncy
Nice Hat which was remindful of The Clash. The tone of Cummings’ smooth vocals evoking The Strokes of
Is This It and
Room On Fire combined with his charismatic stage presence made it a winning formula.
The frenetic singles
Miss Teen Massachusetts
I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How) were great but the sweaty and euphoric fans seemed to have a good time throughout the show, singing along and jumping up and down.
The New York-based band came back on stage for an encore that surprised the audience by performing the classic dance floor filler
This Charming Man by The Smiths and Nirvana’s cover of
Territorial Pissings. The raw enthusiasm and energy of their performance was very contagious and confirmed SKATERS as one the best upcoming new bands to watch live.
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