…With a night at the O2! There’s nothing I love more than live music, and I can always count on the O2 Academy to deliver just that. Not only is it ideally located on the edge of campus, but you can always pretty much guarantee an excellent night there, whether it be at a gig, comedy show or just a night out.
On this particular occasion, I was going to see The Sherlocks, an indie/alternative four-piece band from Sheffield, who consist of two sets of brothers (how very Kings of Leon… Almost). I’ll admit: I don’t follow this band religiously. I’d only ever heard their music on Radio 1 a few times, but what I’d heard, I’d liked, so when my friend invited me along, I was there like a shot.
And boy, was I happy that I went. Support was given by indie/rock bands The Lids and Blaenavon, who warmed up the crowd perfectly for the main event.
The Sherlocks played an incredible, high-energy set, amongst which they performed recent singles Live For the Moment and, my personal favourite, Heart of Gold.
Chasing Shadows, a song which I’d never heard before, ended the set and quickly cemented itself as one of my favourite songs of 2016.
And that’s why I love going to the O2. It’s not at all expensive, it’s right on your doorstep and you never know what talent you might uncover. If you ever get invited along, even to see a band you’ve never heard of, you have to go. A bad night is never had at the O2 Academy, ever.