Kids in Glass Houses at the Electric Ballroom
Welsh rockers Kids In Glass Houses have come a long way since their debut album Beginnings just over a decade ago, when the quintet were little more than a support band for the likes of The Used and 30 Seconds to Mars. Now, with five records under their belt, including massive punk-pop hits such as Undercover Lover and Give Me What I Want, they are taking the world by storm. The band performed at the Electric Ballroom in trendy Camden last night to promote their brand new album Peace, with supporting guests Cartel and Propellers. To say the crowd were excited would be a gross understatement.
The familiar Breaking Bad theme filled the rammed auditorium, when Kids In Glass Houses emerged to the roars and applause of their young fans. Opening the set with the new album’s lead single Peace, front-man Aled Phillips paced the stage yelling the catchy lines: “Peace in the valley and sex in my soul, death to my body but we made it rock and roll”, to which the audience responded with highly enthusiastic fist pumping. The next track Drive, another single taken from the album, elicited an equally ardent response and it was clear that the devoted fans were not disappointed with the new material.
Yet the five-piece still kept the crowd rocking with old favourites Easy Tiger and Fisticuffs, while longstanding fans were transported back to their teenage years with Fire and the infectious Undercover Lover. There was not a still body in the room when Give Me What I Want was played, the floor vibrating as fans moshed and screamed along with Phillips: “Give me what I want, give me what I waaant!”
Closing the set with Matters At All, the audience waved along as Phillips sings his heart out. This has been an incredible and exhilarating night for Kids In Glass Houses, who delivered to fans, both new and old, exactly what they wanted.
Photos: Krish Nagari
For further information and future events visit Kids in Glass Houses’ website here.
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