[ T]he NME Awards Tour 2013 wrapped up in Brixton this weekend, and where to begin. Peace opened the final night of the tour jeering the crowd with their feel and sound of the 90s. The Birmingham brothers made it clear why they deserve to be on the tour and we’re sure the tickets for their up and coming tour in April will be hard to come by.
Next Palma Violets took to the stage. There is something about these boys, with there atitude and sound that just feels like The Libertines reincarnated. Has it been long enough to bring new blood or will it be another ‘sounds like the Libs’? Without doubt they have potential.have This could be a big year for the boys and we may be seeing them a lot more.
By now the crowd were definitely on their way to a for-filled Saturday night in Brixton where onto the stage swaggered Miles Kane. Any dignity left in the room was about to be thrown to the ground. With a Manchester arrogance, he showed exactly how to put on a show. The crowd screamed the lyrics back with arms held high. Song after song the crowd turned into a furious ocean of arms and heads jumping to the music. He concluded his set with a rock n roll guitar smash, while jeering the crowd on- thats how its done. Although maybe this was due to the numerous cameras filming him. Most probably playing up to the camera for the Behind the Scenes film. Still we’re not complaining. Kane’s overall performance was enjoyable to watch and his ten year experience definitely showed on stage.
Flashing lights and film screen projections brought the venue to a buzzing atmosphere. Django Django- the night’s finale drifted onto stage with glow in the dark painted mis-matched shirts changing the mood and accompanying their sound. The band filled the room with excitement and there sound was soon to follow. Django Django were the obvious choice to headline the tour and you can see why NME are so found of them. Their music is very distint and along with the likes of Two Door Cinema Club and Alt-J they have found there sound, and are set on commandeering the british alt scene. The crowd pleaser was of course ‘Default’ which saw the crowd erupt into song and dance bringing the night to a climax. The cold winter chill was a welcoming feeling leaving the hot, sweaty venue. Another NME Awards Tour done.