For the first two support acts Hildamay and Spycatcher
– it’s a tough crowd for the very
few people that are there. The majority of people
seem to be outside enjoying a drink in the sunshine
and just listening through the walls. However
both bands still show enthusiasm and give it their
all. A few more people show up for Make Do and
Mend, but still a sparse crowd for the venue size.
over a year ago Set Your Goals were just finishing
up a European tour and preparing for Slamdunk
Festival with a few UK dates, and the boys have
come back for round two. It's a summer’s
day outside and with a cold pint in hand; they
weave through the crowd and take the stage.
Set Your Goals really have the sweet spot combination
of pop punk and hardcore and the fans seem to
not be afraid of jumping around despite the heat.
Reeling off a few tracks off of 'Burning at Both
Ends', the band seem a lot more relaxed playing
these tracks time round compared
to the last time I saw them play - which was nearing
to the release date of that album. However it’s
the more classic ‘The Few That Remain’,
‘Echoes’ and ‘Summer Jam’
that you can really see the excitement and passion
from the band and the punters too. Jordan and
Matt announce that The Fleece is one of the top
five venues they've played and continue to tear
up the stage.
‘Gaia Bleeds’ and ‘Munity’
finish off the night nice and loud. A dozen hardcore
fans scramble onto the stage to sing the final
few lines along with the band.
Round three in 2013?
Set Your Goals 4/5
Review By Kim Horsley