Teen Brains, live at the Boileroom

Here’s a live review of Teen Brains written for thnksfrthrvw

Date: 5/10/2015 – Boileroom, Guildford

Tonight started like any indie-rock gig worth going to, with a playlist consisting of artists such as Superfood and Grimes playing in the background, an excitable young crowd with aspects of every style and musical taste mixed into the equation. This was reflected in the bands lucky enough to support Teen Brains, there was something for everyone, including the grungy magic of Biggs and alternative rock sounds of Jetti.

Teen Brains came on with a cool, laid back instrumental before blasting the crowd with reverb-heavy, indie hooks and vocals reminiscent of the Drums and Darwin Deez. With the bassist bouncing around the stage and the front man’s cool-boy persona, you could not help but be charmed by this up and coming band.

The crowd were treated with one of the band’s early releases from their first EP, ‘Annabel’, which consisted of simplistic but haunting vocals layered with funky bass lines and intricate drumming. It would be good to hear this track with slightly less reverb on the vocals in order to hear what is a seemingly charismatic voice, but tonight’s performance had the desired effect nonetheless.

Teen Brains are going up in the world, that much is true after tonight’s performance. With their hazy and almost psychedelic pop sound alongside their nonchalant stage presence reminiscent, the crowd were left with the hope of being those dickheads who boast about going to the band’s gigs in their early days before they hit it big.


Rating: 3/5

For fans of- Hooton Tennis Club, The Drums, The Jesus and Mary Chain (in the early days)



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