Ahead of two major shows, London’s Scala (2nd June) and Glasgow’s O2 (4th June), Fatherson have been busy playing a handful of warm up gigs to promote their new album, Open Book, which is set for released this Friday. Last night the indie-rock three piece ventured to Middlesborough to play a very intimate gig at the Westgarth Social Club. The setlist featured a lot of their new material, whilst still incorporating a lot off tracks off I Am An Island, their debut.

The guys came on stage shortly after their main support Tom Joshua. With strobe lights and introducing music the band walked on to a large cheer from a local crowd in a room where you was brushing shoulders with everyone. A smallish stage with no barrier made for a personal and close to the heart performance. Opening with the eponymous Open Book the band got off to a very energetic start that carried on throughout the night. They are undoubtably one of the most engaging live act, throwing themselves round the stage, shaking their arses and moving to the beat and seeing the crowd react the same was electric. In such a small room, in a local social club was an underground scene. The room was packed and every one was singing. The band joked on stage about the lighting they brought was their ‘stadium lights’, but even still, the production didn’t compare to how outstanding and embracing the band are when performing.

With a sold out shows ahead of them, and already one (though soon to be two) amazing albums under their belt, you can tell this band is going to be absolutely massive in the near future.

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Photos by Danny Webster