Coventry pop-punk band The Prophets headed out on their first ever tour last week, as main support for Sally Pepper. The five-date tour saw the band play shows in London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Newcastle, finishing up in Glasgow, which is reviewed below.
First on stage were Glasgow locals Lost In Stereo who played their first ever acoustic set. The four-piece captivated the crowd with their catchy songs and beautiful harmonies. I would definitely be keen to see them play a full-band set in the future, as they did a brilliant job acoustically.
Next up were female-fronted pop/rock band Orchard Hill who gave an energetic performance, including a brilliant cover of “New Americana” by Halsey.
The Prophets opened their set with “Closest Thing” and went on to play a fantastic high-energy set which included all four tracks current EP Waiting For The End – reviewed by Mosh back in November when we bestowed them with the honour of “Band Of The Day” – as well as two tracks from their debut self-titled EP.
At one point lead singer Kate Thompson’s guitar decided to malfunction but she calmly set it down on the stage carried on singing, before asking the room if anyone had a spare guitar. Moments later a replacement arrived and the show carried on as if nothing had ever happened. For such a relatively young band who have only been together for five years, you couldn’t fail to be impressed by the level of professionalism they showed in the face of adversity.
This was the band’s first ever gig in Glasgow and they were really well received by the Stereo crowd, with many staying behind after the show to buy a copy of their EP and meet the band. A video documenting the Glasgow show can be found over on YouTube.
Headlining the evening was acoustic pop/rock singer Sally Pepper. Sally’s music is incredibly catchy and lyrically entertaining and she more than holds her own on stage with just her guitar and pedals (plus a teeny tiny guitar-ukelele). A personal highlight of her set for me was a cover of “Down With The Sickness” by Disturbed… because who doesn’t enjoy singing “why don’t you just fuck off and die” at the top of their lungs on a Saturday night?
The Prophets play a headline show at Kasbah in their home-town of Coventry on 9 September, with support from insanely-talented teenage rock band Tan.Trum, along with All The Rest and Pretty Viles.
- Sally Pepper: https://www.facebook.com/SallyPepperMusic/
- The Prophets: https://www.facebook.com/TheProphetsMusic/
- Orchard Hill: https://www.facebook.com/OrchardHill/
- Lost In Stereo: https://www.facebook.com/lostinstereouk/
SET LIST (The Prophets):
- Closest Thing
- Take It Or Leave It
- Wait For You
- Best I’ll Ever Have
- Your Name
- Got Me So Bad
All photos by Katie Frost Photography.