LIVE: Speaking In Shadows @ London Garage 7/9/14 ★★★★☆

We headed down to the final night of the Speaking in Shadows tour with high expectations – and we were not disappointed.

For a two piece King Canute make a lot of noise, and they make it well. With heavy riffs, strong vocals and a hefty dash of attitude, they deliver an energetic set that fully captures the audiences attention. The strong blend of heavy rock and punk infused with a dance tone means their tracks are super catchy, and their description of themselves as ‘finally a rock band you can dance to’ is entirely accurate! King Canute have a nostalgic but unique sound and we expect to see them go far.

All photos property of Hit The Scene
All photos property of Hit The Scene

Following were Summer City and these are entirely ones to watch. Having already nabbed a support slot for Elliot Minor’s final show earlier this year, the pop rock three piece have also had praises from the likes of Mark Hoppus and are clearly on their way up. Tonight the band have instant command over the crowd showcasing their clear potential with the audience soaking up their confidence and enthusiasm. If you want a good time with a thoroughly enjoyable deliverance of pop punk then get yourself to a Summer City show!

10700163_685805808170964_4534960088285182140_oHeadliners Speaking in Shadows seemed to draw a smaller crowd than their supports but this didn’t phase them, with a high octane performance the band are clear performers born for life on the stage. The band are very versatile and can transition from heavier tracks with thrashing guitars to slower songs that have the entire crowd swaying in synchronization. Speaking in Shadows have passion but unfortunately do lack originality and they bring nothing new to the table – but what they do they do well and with the clear unwavering support from their fans the band have the potential to go from strength to strength.