Following their March release of I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore UK’s Moose Blood hit the road on a UK/North American tour. The band faced a few tumultuous weeks prior to the release of their third studio album on Hopeless Records addressing allegations that vocalist Eddy Brewerton stole nudes – which the band vehemently denies and claims to be seeking legal action to refute.
Brewerton started the night explaining that he was getting over laryngitis and “couldn’t really sing”. You could hear the strain and breaks in his voice a handful of times but it didn’t seem to have any effect on the crowd or the overall enjoyment of the show. That’s what the emo and pop-punk genres that Moose Blood get thrown into are known for, though, fragility and authenticity.
The band started the night with “Honey”, a fan favorite from their 2016 album Blush, drove right into the second track from their new album “Talk In Your Sleep”, and followed it up with 2014’s “Bukowski” – my personal favorite – creating a momentum that lasted the entire set. A third of the set was from the newest album, giving fans a chance to hear the new record live while also getting to sing along to favorites from the previous albums. The set-list for the night was expertly put together, nothing was out of place or created a lull in their performance.
Moose Blood’s live show proved why they’re currently one of the fastest growing bands in their scene and their humility and attention to their fans was refreshing. Catch them on tour throughout the remainder of the year, you won’t be disappointed.
Laura is a native St. Louisan living in Austin and giving you the front row view by photographing your favorite artists.