Skegss Sell Out Electric Ballroom, 25/05/23
On a warm May evening, Electric Ballroom in Camden, London was filled with anticipation as fans eagerly awaited the arrival of Australian surf punk rockers, Skegss. As the lights dimmed and the crowd erupted into cheers, the stage came alive with a burst of energy that would carry throughout the entire performance.
From the very first chord, it was clear that Skegss had come to deliver an unforgettable show. The band’s raw and unapologetic sound reverberated through the venue, immediately capturing the attention of everyone in attendance. Their infectious blend of punk, surf rock, and garage vibes had the crowd jumping and moshing within seconds.
Frontman Ben Reed’s charismatic stage presence was captivating. He commanded the stage with his untamed hair and rebellious attitude, effortlessly connecting with the audience. The crowd hung onto his every word as he belted out the band’s anthemic lyrics, inviting everyone to sing along.
The enthusiastic audience mirrored the energy on stage. Fans of all ages were united in their love for the band, with a palpable sense of camaraderie in the air. The mosh pit was a swirling mass of bodies, fueled by the band’s high-octane performance. Even those on the outskirts of the crowd couldn’t help but tap their feet and nod their heads to the infectious rhythms.
Skegss’ setlist was a well-curated mix of fan favourites and new material. Songs like “L.S.D” and “Spring Has Sprung” had the crowd bouncing and shouting the lyrics back at the band, while more recent tracks like “Valhalla” and “Under the Thunder” showcased the band’s growth and evolution. Each song was delivered with precision and passion, leaving no doubt that Skegss is a force to be reckoned with in the rock music scene.
The band’s tight-knit chemistry was evident throughout the performance. Toby Cregan’s dynamic bass lines and Jonny Lani’s energetic drumming provided a solid foundation for Reed’s gritty guitar riffs. Their seamless transitions and synchronized stage presence created an immersive experience that left the audience craving more.
As the night drew to a close, Skegss delivered one final surge of energy with their hit single, “Up In The Clouds.” The crowd exploded into a frenzy of jumping, singing, and crowd-surfing, fueling a sense of euphoria that reverberated through the venue.
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