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Lonely The Brave: I want to know what it’s like

Lonely The Brave | KOKO | 5 April 2017

Playing half-empty venues, from the front of the stage, to people not even there to see you, support slots can be challenging. But, fresh off their own headline tour, Lonely The Brave are certainly up for the challenge.

Nestled between Fatherson and headliners Mallory Knox, the Cambridge five-piece stuff eight of their biggest songs into 40 sweaty minutes characterised by circle pits, headbanging, raised fists, and enthusiastic shouting along from the punters who’ve almost filled KOKO already.

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Lonely The Brave: I’ll be the sky

Lonely The Brave | Electric Ballroom | 6 October 2016

There are only so many things that can be done with guitar, bass, and drums. So some rock groups put a flamboyant guy out front, devise a look (masks, costumes, mohawks), or develop a “thing” (the band with the beards/motorbike on stage/outspoken views).

But, in the long run, the best way to stand out is with grab-you-by-the-throat or infiltrate-your-mind songs big enough to fill stadiums. And, across two albums, that’s exactly what Lonely The Brave have done, with the results on full display at a rammed Electric Ballroom. The rock anthems – loud, fast, and heavy – provoke fist pumping, synchronised clapping, and – up front – moshing, while the ballads prompt open arms, hugs, and the occasional raised lighter.

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Lonely The Brave victorious in Islington

Lonely The Brave are taking a break from the studio to embark on their biggest headline tour of the UK and Europe to date.

The trek, that will see them play in Britain, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands, includes a London stop, at Islington Assembly Rooms, on 24 November 2015.

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