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The Orwells return with an exciting show
The Orwells @ 100 Club, London 24-02-2014Within two months Chicago indie rockers The Orwells have had a busy time entertaining fans of both America and the UK with their messy and fun gigs. After having appeared in the
Late Show with David Letterman, they have toured the US with Arctic Monkeys and sailed the Weezer cruise from Florida to The Bahamas with the likes of The Cribs, Palma Violets and obviously organisers Weezer among others. Back in the UK for a headline tour, the young quintet, who are not yet of legal age in their home country, played the legendary 100 Club as part of the NME Awards Shows 2014 with Austin, Texas. Comprised of singer Mario Cuomo, bassist Grant Brinner, guitarists Dominic Corso and Matt O'Keefe, and Henry Brinner on drums, the Americans put on an incredible rock ‘n’ roll show.
Other Voices the crowd of the packed London venue started singing along and jumping up and down. Their energetic set of raw and rasping melodies inspired by the Strokes and The White Stripes included a mixture of old songs such as the catchy
In My Bed and the contagious
Mallrats (La La La) from their 2012 debut album
Remember When, and most recent tracks such as
Dirty Sheets and their latest single
The Righteous One. From rolling on the floor to pouring red wine into the mouth of a girl and ending up having a snog with the same fan, the reckless front man never stopped a second on stage. The hyped and sweaty crowd of the 350 capacity venue enjoyed themselves throughout and went absolutely mental when the notes of the infectious
Who Needs You kicked off before concluding their performance. The bass player jumped on the crowd, a few fans invaded the stage while others crowd surfed. The Orwells came back for the encore with a couple of extra tunes to end an incredible and vibrant performance.