A show of this magnitude for a new performer can be a scary prospect. Opening up for one of the most iconic British bands of the last fifteen years at the first of their huge, hotly anticipated three night residency reunion shows would put the fear in most. Fortunately however not for CuckooLander.
They were tasked to not only live up to headliners The Libertines but also play before rising stars Peace who have earned their place on this bill as main support with their own recent success. Oozing with confidence and swagger singer Holly Hardy launched through a string of strong elecro pop tunes. Coming across with an Icona Pop meets Purity Ring sort of sound the busy main hall (considering how early they were one) was lapping up every beat especially for single ‘What’s Out There’ which sounded great.
CuckooLander could easily have come and gone tonight with people ignoring them whilst gearing up for the main event but instead left a strong impression of a promising new band clearly on the way up and who deserve to have an eye kept on them. Expect to see them in venues this size again very soon further up the bill.