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of the few guitar based success stories to come out 2011 are Tribes. Sold out shows, radio featured singles and a huge army of adoring fans. They are a band which have gone from strength to strength and after what seems like forever have finally got their debut record released.

Tonight marks a special celebratory show for them; its album release day and the tiny crowd (for there current standards) is made up entirely of competition winners from those that pre-ordered it. There is a real buzz in the air as the queues form at this legendary London venue.

The band themselves don’t disappoint, taking to the stage at 9.30pm following no support act they fight through a sea of dry ice and strobe lighting and straight into ep track ‘Whenever’. The crowd are bouncing from the start as all the singles and previous releases are played including Girlfriend, Coming Of Age and Sappho before finishing on the anthemic ‘We Were Children’ which sees pints thrown and body’s crowd surf.

Its rare that a band causes this much hysteria around their first record but with songs of this quality its not surprising that Tribes are in the position they are in. The Camden boys return home in style, sadly it might be the last time we get to see them in a venue so small and intimate but you can’t argue with success.