Walk The Moon are great on record. Their latest release ‘Talking Is Hard’ was one of my favourite albums of last year, but I’d never seen the band live till tonight. Opening for All Time Low and Surrey rockers You Me At Six, the band put on a brilliant and extremely energetic set. Usually fans aren’t really into the opening act, but for Walk The Moon it couldn’t of been any more different. The band got the entire O2 Arena moving. You could tell a lot of fans knew who WTM were and what they were all about. This was especially evident in set opener ‘Tightrope’ and band classic ‘Anna Sun’. A cool touch to the set was their cover of The Killers‘ ‘All These Things I’ve Done’. They had awesome stage presence and sounded phenomenal – what a start to the evening!
Next up were All Time Low. These guys sound amazing live, not only are they musically tight they have a great stage presence – it is without a doubt, they warmed London up for You Me At Six. The band are hilarious – constantly cracking sexually explicit jokes with the crowd and even firing shirts into the crowd with a t-shirt gun. Highlights include their performance of ‘Time Bomb’, ‘Lost In Stereo’ and set closer ‘Dear Maria, Count Me In’. What made this set even more special was the fact the band got fans on stage for ‘Time Bomb’. Not many bands do this nowadays so it was really cool to see. Overall a really enjoyable set – I’m looking forward to seeing them headline Wembley next month.
You Me At Six closed the evening with a brilliant set. It’s been interesting to see how they’ve grown musically over the past 6 or so years. From ‘Take Off Your Colours’ all the way to the band’s latest release, ‘Cavalier Youth’, not only have the band got tighter, they’ve matured as musicians. You could see this in tonight’s show. They performed incredibly well and sounded the same, if not better than they do on record. Highlights of the set included set opener ‘Room To Breathe’, ‘Bite My Tongue’ and ‘Underdog’. We were treated to material from the band’s entire back catalogue which was great to hear as well. Bring on album number five.