Live Review: Milestones & The Gospel Youth - Audio, Glasgow 24/09/2017
With a lineup sporting two of the finest new bands going right now, expectations were high for the Glasgow leg of Milestones and The Gospel Youth’s co-headline tour. With Milestones having toured across the world in the last year or so and The Gospel Youth releasing a highly popular debut album, the stage was set for a night filled with great music.
Local band Remind Me of Home kicked things off for the evening playing some tracks from their latest EP “Bloodless” which sounded great live and are definitely ones to watch on the Glasgow scene.
Beaumont were up next, a band who have had a bit of a buzz around them recently. Cranking out some tunes from recently released EP “Honestly” and some older ones, they certainly lived up to expectations, putting on a professional and tight sounding show. Expect Beaumont to be taking up slots on larger stages next year.
The Gospel Youth have had a bit of a whirlwind of a year after releasing their debut album “Always Lose” and playing the Vans Warped Tour across America, the aptly named “Homecoming” tour was now their chance to play these new songs on home turf. Samuel Little’s soaring vocals on tracks like “Moods Like English Weather” and “Wildfire” are perfect and the whole band sound like a well oiled machine and do the new songs deserved justice.
Having toured the world following the release of their “Equal Measures” EP, Milestones are bringing a close to this touring cycle after an incredible string of shows across the world. With the crowd in the venue already quite thin, the band get to work and get everyone involved with their music. With catchy hooks on songs like “Nothing Left” and “Shot in the Dark” they prove exactly why they have been given the chance to show the world these songs and the crowd respond by singing back to them. Ending with a great rendition of “Call Me Disaster” and a promise of a full debut album next year, surely we will be hearing and seeing a lot more of Milestones in 2018.
Review and Photography By Chris Young