The Lumineers at Alexandra Palace
After the long trip from Colorado, The Lumineers have a story to tell, so they make certain everyone in Alexandra Palace hears it tonight. The American folk rock band released their self-titled debut album last year; since then their songs have been peaking music charts, justifying all their sold out shows.
The band warmly greet the thousands-strong crowd, heading the show with Classy Girls. It’s an immediate success, the crowd ecstatically jumping around, singing along to every word. Less popular songs Ain’t Nobody’s Problem and Elouise are lost in confusion, but lead singer Wesley Schultz handles it well, spurring the crowd. The performance of their first original song Flowers in Your Hair creates an enchanting vibe that carries on through their worldly acclaimed Ho Hey.
The Lumineers indulge the crowd with a splendid selection of musical pieces, with more romantic and dulcet songs such as Flapper Girl and Stubborn Love an expected success. The second half sees the band play Dead Sea and Submarines, lyrical explosions to be remembered beyond tonight.
Lead singer Schultz and drummer/percussionist Jeremiah Fraites satisfy all the fans by joining the screaming public in performing Slow It Down from the centre of Alexandra Palace. They invite everyone to put down their mobile phones and simply enjoy the music.
Despite the simplicity of most of their songs, The Lumineers prove themselves as cunning musicians, showing skillful control over a wide range of instruments. Singers Schultz and Neyla Pekarek demonstrate strong voices, turning the concert into a rhapsodic experience.
The band perform the rhythmic and celebratory song Big Parade to put an end to a truly intense and memorable show, leaving the crowd screaming, clapping and desiring more.
Photos: Helen Parish
For further information and future events visit the Lumineers’ website here.
Watch the official video to Submarines here: