The Front Bottoms / Rob Lynch
The Roadhouse, Manchester, UK
The Front Bottoms have done well to get as many people as they have in the venue tonight, their self-titled album has been slowly amassing hype and fans nearly two years after its release and in fact, it isn’t long until the band are due to release the follow up in a matter of weeks. Getting straight down to it with The Beers, The Front Bottoms electrify the crowd and have them singing back every word and jumping up and down as though this was some sort of The Wanted gig. Particular set highlights come from should-have-been-set-closer Maps and unbelievably well written new track Twin Sized Mattress. The Front Bottoms barely pause for breath and ooze massive amounts of charisma for a band that look like an ICT department’s staff party, but it’s easy to see why they’re starting to amass a following over here and hopefully it won’t be long until they’re back!