Date: 7th February 2019
Review by Natalie Shaw
Photography by Scott Smith Photography
The Faim soon sold out their original venue at The Underworld, and so they quickly upgraded to The Garage to sell even more tickets, much to the fans’ delight. After selling out for the second time I could tell it was going to be a great gig. As this was a sell-out show I expected to have to wait to get into the venue, but what I didn’t expect was for Josh, the lead singer of The Faim, to come out and greet all the fans.
Starting off the show was Halflives, and the French rockers set up a great upbeat feel for the night. Despite being the opening act, they got the crowd going and even singing along. They rocked out their singles like Crown, Burn and Fugitive. They ended their set telling fans to come say hi at their merch stand after the show.
Next to hit the stage was Chapel, and the American indie/pop duo were giving the crowd great tunes along with some added jokes in-between. Carter, the lead singer, kept hitting the crowd with some sarcastic humour like, ‘Welcome to warped tour’ and, ‘Cool, I didn’t know my mum showed up’. They filled the stage with so much energy you don’t realise it was just two of them. The crowd were clearly loving Chapel and sang their last song word for word.
The Faim hit the stage with enormous energy ready to give it their all. They rocked on stage to Saint of the Sinners, however, half way through the song there were major technical difficulties with the song cutting out. This didn’t phase the band at all, as the crowd sang along so loud it was hard to even notice the sound problems. Luckily, the problem was soon sorted and quickly forgotten.
All throughout the gig you could really feel the connection between the band and the fans. From Josh taking selfies in the queue, to the moments when he was on stage silently looking out at the crowd that were cheering for them. On top of this, he headed into the middle of the crowd to sing “Where The River Runs”, surrounded by fans watching in admiration.
This was the last date of the UK part of their tour, but it definitely seems like they are destined for big things in the future.