With One Last Breath, Violet, Me In A Million Photos & Set Review

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With One Last Breath – London Barfly – May 8th, 2014

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that With One Last Breath recently embarked on an intimate UK tour to promote their debut album The Fearless Ones. The tour kicked off at Satan’s Hollow in Manchester, and visited places like Southampton, Leeds, and Nottingham, before arriving at The Barfly in London for the final date of their UK tour, supported by Me In A Million and Violet. With One Last Breath were originally supposed to be heading to mainland Europe with Hopes Die Last, as a co-headline tour, but due to lack of funds and Hopes Die Last having to pull out due to unforeseen circumstances, that unfortunately didn’t happen, meaning that the Camden Barfly show was the last of the tour, and it certainly went out with a bang.

Me In A Million started off the night, with vocalists Julian Coles and Luke Conrad encouraging the audience to get as close as they could to the stage. The six-piece band from Germany definitely got the crowd going, and set the stage for the rest of the night. Fans of Issues and Woe, Is Me should check out Me In A Million.

Violet were onstage next, formed in 2007, and signed to Small Town Records, this six piece band got the fans riled up and ready to go, even if you’d never heard of Violet, you’d find yourself getting into their music almost as much as someone who’d been a fan from the start. Fans of Miss May I and Shadows Chasing Ghosts would also probably like Violet.

Shortly following Violet, With One Last Breath took to the stage, with a set-list that tore through the Barfly like a bull in a china shop. They kicked off the set with “The Storm,” “Blessed” and “The Fearless Ones,” which had near enough every member of the crowd on their feet and jumping along. Playing a combination of songs from their Wake The Dead EP, and their debut album The Fearless Ones, With One Last Breath played with enough energy to wake the surrounding roads and towns, with Joe Lancaster flipping his bass over between his hands every now and then, and guitarist Al Scott head-banging so hard his face became a mass of hair for the most part, it’s no wonder the crowd were getting so into the entire show, songs such as “After The Suffering” and “Hell We Create” had the fans jumping so hard the floor beneath them literally shook. Towards the end of With One Last Breath’s set, members of the support bands jumped onstage with pints of beer for WOLB to chug, which resulted in an exciting and funny way to end the show, and the UK tour.

With One Last Breath are definitely a band worth checking out if you haven’t already, and certainly one you should go see live when they next play in your hometown. The Fearless Ones, their debut album, is everything fans expected it to be and more, and can be picked up from most good music shops, or online from the bands merch store.

-Isobel R.
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