Sick Puppies at the Garage
It’s about time a band whose influences stem from 90s hard rock transcend their influences and bring to a sold-out crowd a fantastic and energetic rock show to relive the anguish and edge of what the 90s had to offer. Sick Puppies brought that attitude to the Garage in Islington last night to promote their third studio album Connect. They put on a stellar performance that got people moshing, jumping and screaming their lunatic heads off.
Citing influences like Incubus, Rage Against the Machine and Green Day, these hard rockers utilised their influences to bring a hard rock show that was backed by superb soundcheck and light shows. They have amazing stage presence, and lead singer and guitarist Shim Moore has so much passion and charisma that he moved the crowd and got them to respond to anything that he told them to do. He even got off stage and ran to the back of the venue to push people standing by the bar closer to the stage and rock out. It didn’t take much pushing though: people willingly accepted the invite, forming massive mosh pits.
Sick Puppies covered All My Life by The Foo Fighters, an instrumental version of Muse’s Stockholm Syndrome, even entering the stage to Bulls On Parade by Rage Against the Machine. It was a fantastic, awesome rock show to be part of, the band keeping the tradition of edginess and no holds barred rock alive. It’s sad that this was the final show of their European tour, but luckily they will be back in September to bring the house down with some good ol’ 90s-influenced hard rock.
Photos: Andrei Grosu
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