I normally like to give a band a good listen before I shoot their live set just so that I can get an idea of the song structure and style because I feel it gives me a bit of help during their show with regards to angles and moments that I think would be possible highlights to capture. On listening to their album for the first time I got really excited because it was clear that they were going to be interesting. I ended spending time on their MySpace watching videos and interviews and it really seemed as though their live show was pushed a lot as a way to really experience their music.
For some reason, the crowd was a little anti on the bands entrance on stage and I am not sure why but the band took it well on the chin, told the crowd to rather enjoy the party, and instead of getting down about it they played as hard with as much energy as any band playing a stadium to tens of thousands of people. It was great to watch and witness sometimes forgetting to take photos and although there were times when the light completely disappeared there were also some really great moments that I tried to capture. These are some of my shots taken over the last 2 days both in London at Roundhouse as part of the opening for the last dates of Kerrang! Tour. What a great way to start both nights.
I enjoyed what they do a lot. Definitely more live than on their album but that is just personal critique. Make sure to try and see them live.