Mallory Knox, live in London
Venue: Electric Ballroom, London
Supports: Moose Blood, FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration
With emo newbies Moose Blood and ex-My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero in tow, Brit rock superstars-on-the-rise Mallory Knox closed their nationwide tour in support of second album Asymmetry at London's Electric Ballroom. Here's what we learnt...
Who said nice guys finish last? Nobody told Moose Blood.
Dave Grohl's Nicest Man In Rock title may be in jeopardy when faced with the lovely young chaps from Moose Blood. It can feel a bit too twee and sickly, such as when guitarist Mark Osbourne takes a moment to tell the crowd that he 'loves his girlfriend so much'. It would be nice to see one of them smash up the stage in a drug-fuelled frenzy, but until that happens these sweet songs about jumpers and coffee going cold are 100% genuine and delivered with the sort of heart that marks them as one of the emo revival's brightest hopes.