This year’s event saw over 100 artists perform across the city boasting its strongest bill to date with glam-rocker headliners Miles Kane, and hotly tipped songwriter Ten Tonnes, Neighbourhood is the perfect place to see beloved bands, whilst discovering a new favourite.
The day was started off for us down at Academy 1 for The Sherlocks, you can catch our review of their last album HERE , wanted to catch them live as we haven’t seen them for a few months, they were tight ,loud and had the crowd eating out of their hands, but after 4/5 songs it was time to move on and explore the festival.
We headed on over at the Deaf Institute, I’ve never been on there before and loved the vibe the venue has. It’s quirky and odd a bit like the act Benee that we caught the tail end of. They were really interesting and we plan to discover them more.
Then we nipped over the road to Breadshed For Heavy Lungs, it was rammed and got about one leg in before making the call that it was just too busy in there. It felt a tad over populated but hey ho.
Next, we moved up to Yes for This Feelings stage catch a band I’ve heard so much about over the last few months. Witch Fever are passionate, unapologetic and intense. It was an exciting set. We then watched InHaler, now these were right up my street. Great hooks in their tunes, very tight musically and uplifting vibes. , It was brought to my attention that the singer is Bono’s son after the set too. I’m glad I didn’t know that before I watched them.
It was time to make a move up to the Albert Hall, after getting lost a few times finding the toilet, I had a smoke with those lovely lads Dirty Laces, they were still buzzing from their show earlier in the day. Love those lads. I got settled on the balcony to watch The Big Moon.
Good band The Big Moon, London based and a new band to me, it was a really interesting intriguing set, another band I plan to look out more from.
Then onto my personal favourite The Blinders, It proper went off, right off a perfect finale before crabing a taxi home to put up my feet after a brilliant day discovering new bands, venues, food and drink.