Lovejoy at the Forum
A muggy Wednesday evening gave way to a packed house at Kentish Town’s Forum, where indie rock band Lovejoy took to the stage to delight their fans with an epic setlist on the London stop of their highly anticipated Wake Up & It’s Over tour.
Amid dazzling flashing neon, and a semi-circle screen showcasing groovy graphics, frontman Will Gold, the former internet-famous Twitch streamer and YouTuber, truly gave a show-stopping performance to a room of jubilant fans. With the release of their latest EP Wake Up & it’s Over in May of this year, the English group showcased new and old hits to their eccentric crowd.
Opening with Consequences from their latest release ignited the energy for the rest of the set, with each and every fan within the Forum knowing every single word to every song performed. The unbelievably uplifting spirit from the audience truly made every part of the gig an opportunity to dance and scream at the top of your lungs.
The vibey guitar riffs from lead guitarist Joe Goldsmith, accompanied by Ash Kabosu on the bass and Mark Boardman on drums, really amplified the night’s tunes. Some of the most notable songs performed were those from 2021 releases Are You Alright and Pebble Brain. Hits such as Perfume, Taunt and It’s Golden Hour Somewhere, were echoed by the sounds of hundreds of people belting out the lyrics into the venue’s atmosphere.
For a group that has built their fan base entirely online, the artist/fan relationship is extremely strong between Lovejoy and their listeners. The scenes at the Forum were straight out of a One Direction or Beatlemania documentary, barely being able to hear the band over the sound of all those present singing along.
Lovejoy ended their exciting set with an electric encore. consisting of One Day, Concrete and Portrait of a Blank Slate. Though the crowd were sad to part from Lovejoy, they surely won’t be forgetting Wednesday night’s gig, its beautiful visuals and incredible rock and roll atmosphere.
Photos: Guifré de Peray
For further information and future events visit Lovejoy’s website here.
Watch the video for the single Portrait of a Blank Slate here: