After releasing one of our favourite albums of 2018, The Beths have been a band that we have been desperate to see. So as you can guess we were so excited when they announced a London date and knew that we had to go.
Lazy Day were the main support for this show, bringing their introspective and angsty indie-pop music to Tufnell Park Dome. This was not the first time that frontwoman Tilly Scantlebury had played this stage, with the first being a battle of the bands' competition when she was 15. From how good Lazy Day were, there is no surprise she went on to win that competition. Vocally she was excellent, with a darkness and emotion that really fit with the bands' sound. You could tell she wrote the songs herself, as she really delivered an emotionally fueled performance and it was transfixing.
Next on stage was the highly anticipated The Beths. Kicking off with their debut album title track 'Future Me Hates Me', the packed Tufnell Parked Dome was transfixed on the stage, you could tell that many of the crowd had been waiting a while for this show. As they worked through tracks from their album and Warm Blood EP, the crowd continued to sing and dance along with the band who clearly enjoy playing live. Their between song chatting was on the awkward side but they were quick to get back to playing and they were sounding incredible throughout their set. Their buzzy pop style was as impressive live as their album and they were performing one of the shows of the year for us so far.
The final few songs of their set just show how great their debut album is. Their set was already impressive but to have 'Happy Unhappy', 'Whatever' and 'Uptown Girl' to finish off the set and still have an encore to go just shows why they have received such incredible praise in the past.
Once they had left the stage, the chants for the encore started almost instantly and it was not long before they ventured back on stage. The encore started off with a Death Cab For Cutie cover and then they finished with 'Little Death', which happens to be my favourite Beths' song.
This was one of my favourite shows of all time, and The Beths are definitely a band who you need to see live, especially as they are back in the UK in the Summer. Their impressive melodic pop-rock is exciting and captivating live and we cannot wait for more music from them.