All Time Low at Brixton Academy
The pop-punk quartet, currently touring the UK with their A Love Like Tour, took to the stage at the O2 Academy in Brixton on Saturday to a sea of devoted faces. Forged in the suburbs of Maryland, Baltimore in 2003, All Time Low have risen to notoriety, gathering a fanatical and involved following. With shows of this genre the atmosphere is almost always electric, and this was no exception, as fans packed together in eager anticipation.
Kicking the night off with Do You Want Me (Dead?), from their 2012 album Dirty Work, the crowd were engaged from the beginning. The set, ranging broadly across their library of work, included an appearance from Tonight Alive vocalist Jenna McDougall for A Love Like War. Usually featuring Vic Fuentes of Pierce the Veil, this track, taken from their most recent album Don’t Panic!, was a real crowd-pleaser. Coupled with covers of American Idiot by Green Day and Don’t Stop Believing by classic rock group Journey, A Love Like War made for an impressive encore.
Including acoustic performances of Therapy and Remembering Sunday, this show had a bit of everything. Up against some powerful tracks like Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t) and Timebomb, it was nice to see another side to these rockers. With All Time Low, you know what you’re getting, and they won’t fail to deliver.
Energetic and high-octane, this band know what their fans like, and will stop at nothing to give them that. Every track had it’s purpose and was performed to perfection. Riddled with attitude and showmanship, All Time Low really know how to work their crowd.
Photos: Erol Birsen
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Watch a live performance of Therapy here: