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Thom and Lucy Southern brought their live show to Camden’s Barfly on Tuesday and we don’t use the term live loosely…if the onstage energy could be bottled and sold, we’d all be mixing the quadruple shot lattes on Mondays. The Belfast brother and sister songsmiths tore through a set filled with future hits from their upcoming debut album and of course a few more familiar ditties too.

Reminiscent of The Dead weather (minus the dead) and fellow Northern Irish musicians The Basement (not to be confused with emo rockers Basement), the dynamic duo had the audience wanting more with screams and stamps for an encore leaving the floor feeling just a little shakey.


Thom’s vocals were even more glorious than on the records and we did overhear a group behind us cooing over Lucy’s ridiculous levels of cool. However the award for highlight of the gig goes to the fact that despite all this musical greatness and blatant goingtobehugeness, they still seemed like the level headed lads next door during their endearingly down to earth onstage chitchat…they even confessed it was their first London headline show, could’ve fooled us!

On tour…

7th Nov London, Koko w/ Catfish & The Bottlemen
8th Nov, Leicester O2 Academy 2 w/ Catfish & The Bottlemen
9th Nov Leeds, Leeds University Union Stylus w/ Catfish & The Bottlemen
12th Nov Edinburgh, Caves w/ Catfish & The Bottlemen
13th Nov Aberdeen, Tunnels w/ Catfish & The Bottlemen
14th Nov Glasgow, Classic Grand w/ Catfish & The Bottlemen
15th Nov Newcastle, O2 Academy 2 w/ Catfish & The Bottlemen
21st Nov Manchester, Victoria Warehouse – The Whiskey Sessions
1st Feb Edinburgh, The Caves w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
3rd Feb Newcastle, Riverside w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
4th Feb Leeds, Brudenell Social Club w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
5th Feb Sheffield, Plug w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
7th Feb Manchester, Academy 2 w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
8th Feb Birmingham, Library w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
9th Feb Nottingham, Rescue Rooms w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
10th Feb Cambridge, Junction 2 w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
12th Feb London, 02 Shepherds Bush Empire w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
13th Feb Brighton, Concorde 2 w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
15th Feb Oxford, 02 Academy 2 w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
16th Feb Falmouth, Princess Pavilion w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
18th Feb Exeter, Phoenix w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
19th Feb Bristol, Trinity Centre w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
20th Feb Liverpool, 02 Academy 2 w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
21st Feb Ireland, Belfast, Mandela Hall w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
23rd Feb Ireland, Galway, Roisin Dubh w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
24th Feb Ireland, Dundalk, Spirit Store w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
26th Feb Ireland, Dublin, Olympia Theatre w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
27th Feb Ireland, Kilkenny, Set Theatre w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
28th Feb Ireland, Limerick, Dolan’s w/ Hudson Taylor tickets
1st March Ireland, Cork, Savoy’s w/ Hudson Taylor tickets