Coasts at the Roundhouse
Coasts had their largest ever headlining show at the historic Roundhouse, promising fans over social media that they would pull out all the stops. This was their last night performing in the UK before they begin touring around central Europe and North America. Having been only a month since the release of the band’s self-titled debut album, fans were beyond ready to show their love to Coasts. The Bristol-born five-piece bounded onto the stage to the screams of their die-hard fans. According to Spotify, the city with the most people listening to Coasts is London, proven by the crowd singing along word-for-word to every song. And despite popular opinion, it wasn’t just young teenagers at the show. A more mature audience stood not only at the back, chugging their drinks and dancing, but also at the barrier, fighting for their place at the front alongside the most enthusiastic moshers. And the atmosphere of the mosh pit was incredible. It was mayhem, but no one was hurt and everyone had on their friendliest face. They were just here to jam and have a good time. With polite mosh pits, flying drinks, and giant inflatable balloons, this concert had a lively and chaotic atmosphere.
The band played almost every song from their new album, including newest single Modern Love with its upbeat and catchy lyrics that had the whole crowd singing along. Coasts also played Rush of Blood, a hit single from 2014 with its anthemic chorus that shook the venue walls. Enthusiastic and talented lead singer Chris Caines led the crowd throughout each song, throwing himself around stage and shaking his long hair back and forth to the delight of the fans. Caines even descended from the stage and stood right in front of the barrier, bravely putting himself at the mercy of his fans. The crowd screamed, and the bold ones ran their fingers through his hair. The night drew to a close with Coasts’ most popular hit, Oceans. With the release of large inflatable balloons, intense vocals and drumming, this song had the crowd going insane – a perfect way to end a great set list.
Overwhelmed by the crowd’s reaction, Caines called out: “We love you London!” to which the audience cheered right back. With their self-described tropical-indie vibes and impressive stage presence, Coasts is not only a band to keep an eye on, but one to experience live.
Rachel Santa Cruz
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