Beady Eye Rock Camden Roundhouse
06 Jul 2011
Beady Eye stormed the iTunes Festival stage at London’s Roundhouse in Camden. Liam Gallagher’s post-Oasis band opened their set to an intro of thundering drums with their songs “Four Letter Word” and “Beatles and Stones.”
Liam and Beady Eye came out fighting with an energy and vigor that Oasis had lost towards the end of the band’s existence.
The set relied heavily on songs off Beady Eye’s critically acclaimed debut “Different Gear, Still Speeding” and included the single “The Roller” with the crowd chanting “Liam, Liam, Liam.”
The frontman never lost his trademark cool but clearly enjoyed every moment and the chance to prove himself and his new band. It would have been easy for Beady Eye to play a crowd-pleasing Oasis tune but instead they stuck to their guns and ended a blinding show with an encore consisting of “Wigwam” and a cover of “Sons of the Stage” by World of Twist.
Beady Eye proved last night they can survive without Noel Gallagher’s songwriting and outside the Oasis shadow. While there's a certain familarity, the songs don’t necessarily posses the same anthemic mass appeal of Oasis’ songbook and instead Beady Eye tunes have a more unpolished, rougher edge to it that has its own appeal.
If you get the chance, check out Beady Eye live. The band has just completed a UK tour but you can still get Beady Eye tickets for next week’s concert at Somerset House in London and their UK festival appearances at T in the Park and Belsonic.
Beady Eye tickets London Somerset House (12th July)
Beady Eye live at T in the Park Festival tickets (7th July)
Beady Eye live at Belsonic Festival (20th Aug.)