First up on stage were a band that I’ve heard a lot of good things about. Having first been introduced to Poem (7) inadvertently by their PR rep, Lars (cheers for everything by the way) last year around the time their second album came out, I was looking forward to seeing how the songs would stand up in a live situation. With a set comprised of songs from Skein Syndrome and their first album, the band set to work warming up the people that had come out that Easter Sunday evening.
Whilst initially the room was a bit quiet, by the time the band finished their third song, the room was awash with people who were having a great time. Frequently thanking the masses that had appeared, frontman Giorgos Prokopiou delivered a somewhat Joe Duplaintier inspired style of being able to switch between soothing cleans and face-melting ‘shrieks’ almost instantaneously. Deciding at the end to ditch the guitar and just go for the microphone, the frontman decided to ‘get down and dirty’ with the audience and this only served to elevate everyone’s spirits. Finishing to a thunderous applause, it’s safe to say the quartet earned quite a number new fans given the numerous comments of “They were really fun”.