Le Pub in Newport is slowly becoming the new hot spot for musical talent. Coming across the public house a few weeks ago for a Billy Lockett performance and now returning to experience the indie boy wonders know as RedFaces. Whilst Billy was a euphoric lapping at the shore, RedFaces were a crashing tidal wave of sound and spirit. The venue was packed with fans head banging and jumping to tunes threatening to burst the speakers.
Hailing from Sheffield, the band are a four-piece made up of Harry Lyon, Isaac White, Charlie Yapp and Ryan Laycock. With a style in both fashion and music plucked directly from a 90s summer, RedFaces are a delve back into the grit and noise that created the indie genre. Already signed to Sony Music UK’s RCA Records since 2015, the band have played a variety of shows and festivals, catching the eyes and ears of everyone who comes across them. From T in the Park to Le Pub in Newport, RedFaces has a sound and stage presence that completely consume you until you are lost in the music and all you can do is dance.
The night kicked off with three support acts, each amplifying the excitement already vibrating in the room. Bute conducted themselves with a musical professionalism that made their music seem effortless, providing awesome guitar solos and truly teasing the palette of fans for the band’s upcoming music. The Pitchforks surprised with a polished sound and stage presence that drew people away from their drinks at the bar to begin filling the room ready for RedFaces. Although the entire band were awesome, the stand out of their set has to be the energy and effort the drummer played with, a captivating performance from a band position that can be (unfairly) overlooked. By the time RedFaces took the stage, the crowd were buzzing and ready to end the night in a jackhammer of dancing and simply let go. The band were engaging, high energy and provided an insane night of fun in a highly anticipated and explosive end.
For The Pitchforks
Review by Skye W. Winwood