Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Shout Out Louds and Haerts Toronto Opera House May 14, 2013

Tuesday night in the East End for Swedish band Shout Out Louds. Head down Queen East and fill up on an Ossington Burger from BBQ. Quickly head over to the Opera House to catch the band.

Mid set, girls at front of the stage are shouting for the Shout Out Louds to play a track from around 2005. The lead singer identifies that she doesn't know the track they are asking for. Unfortunately the band performing is the opening band. The crowd breaks into laughter when it comes to light that the women think the band is the Shout Out Louds.

The openers are Haerts, a band from New York hailing from Germany, England, and the United States. Fantastic set from this new band. Their first single Wings is floating around on seven inch and the first album is due out soon. The band definately held their own with some great indie keyboardish cuts for their short set. A band worth seeing as a headliner in the future.

Shout Out Louds were promptly on at 9:00 PM. The band is touring on the strength of their fantastic fourth album Optica. Again, the girls in the front row start to call for songs. The response is priceless...."we aren't a jukebox". The band go through a set that is heavy on Optica but balances it out with 3 tracks from each of the first three albums. Here is the setlist:

1. Sugar (Optica)
2. Walking In Your Footsteps (Optica)
3. The Comeback (Howl Howl Gaff Gaff)
4. Impossible (Our Ill Wills)
5. The Candle Burned Out (Work)
6. Chasing The Sinking Sun (Optica)
7. Fall Hard (Work)
8. Illusions (Optica)
9. Blue Ice (Optica)
10. Hard Rain (Our Ill Wills)
11. Please Please Please (Howl Howl Gaff Gaff)
12. 14th of July (Optica)
13. Very Loud (Howl Howl Gaff Gaff)
14. Destroy (Optica)
15. Walls (Work)
16. Tonight I Have To Leave It (Our Ill Wills)

The band then packs it in to head off to Detroit.



Shout Out Louds


No comments: