The Black Heart is already buzzing and it's time for Seven Sisters to take the stage. It’s clear that they’ve been itching to get back up there after a quiet few months. They are bursting with energy as they and the crowd belt out a mix of tunes from their recent debut album and earlier demo hits. The guys are as tight as always with lead guitarist Graeme Farmer on fire, tonight delivering solo after solo- particularly on epic album closer 'Cast To The Stars'. They finish their set with 'No Guts, No Glory', the front row hip swinging and fist pumping along.
The band’s debut album Another Night isn’t neglected and some of their most well known tunes have the crowd going crazy. I can’t remember the last time I witnessed crowd surfing, screaming along to every word and dancing until drinks are spilled at a weeknight gig but High Spirits manage to make it happen. The upbeat title track with Chris’ powerful vocals and the rest of the band’s seamless performance really shows what High Spirits are all about – a smooth, catchy, high energy and above all, fun performance.
I’m left sweaty and exhausted when the set finishes with their anthemic, eponymous track. It’s impossible to wipe the grin off my face as I sing along, which I sense, is exactly what High Spirits set out to achieve.