We’ve got This Feeling at the Joiners…
May 4th, 2019
The Joiners, Southampton
We last met the This Feeling Stage at Isle of Wight Festival Last year. We headed down to Southampton’s iconic and intimate venue on a Saturday night to see some of their best talent.
The night kicked off with Strangeways, a four-piece band from the local area who have been catching a lot of attention with their recent single ‘I’ll Be Waiting’. The band’s energy is fantastic, and they got the crowd on their feet in the opening minutes.
Next up was Toreador, storming the stage with a huge sound and electric presence. The band’s debut EP ‘Hot Glue‘ is out on the 10th of May. See them if they’re touring near you.
The co-headline spot was filled by Purple Smoke, fresh from releasing their latest music video to ‘Yesterday‘. Lead singer Aaron Middleton’s vocals stand out at every given opportunity, giving the band a distinct and recognisable sound. Aaron tells us that the band are actively working on new music, and have had many plays on BBC Introducing over the last twelve months.
Purple Smoke manage to change up their set continually, adding acoustic renditions to the already jam-packed stage time. It’s nice to see that they’ve been supporting major artists such as Pretty Vicious and The Sherlocks, and we’re looking forward to seeing them again soon.
Headliners The Dead Freights recently signed to Mi7 records and have been growing ever since. They have a huge following in their home town of Southampton and This Feeling have named them ‘Big in 2019’, which we absolutely don’t dispute. The Joiners was filled with an upbeat sound, and the crowd refused to let the band leave until they had played an encore.
Keep an eye out for Strangeways, Toreador, Purple Smoke and The Dead Freights and support them if you can!