Citizen and Turnover headlined one of the most memorable tours of the year. Both bands are some of the biggest names in today’s punk music and are the forerunners for Run For Cover Records. With the help enlisted by Sorority Noise and recent Hopeless Records signees Milk Teeth, it was only a matter of time for most of this tour to sell out, and that it certainly did.
Citizen, still fresh off the release of their latest record Everybody is Going to Heaven, drew an incredible crowd. The room erupted when they began their set with “The Summer”, from their groundbreaking record Youth, and drove through a twelve-song set.
Turnover recently released Peripheral Vision, a record that acted as a major sonic shift in sound for the band. While many bands attempt to do what Turnover did, none have the success or lasting power quite like they do. Their set consisted of near every track from the record, including new 7″ single “Humblest Pleasures”.
Sorority Noise are a band that easily get better and better each time I have the pleasure of seeing them. Vocalist Cameron Boucher isn’t afraid to lay it all out on stage and in writing, as proven in their latest EP It Kindly Stopped For Me. Amidst the rock and roll, Boucher took a moment to express the importance of mental health before ripping into a few more tracks from last year’s Joy, Departed. Milk Teeth kicked things off and took everyone by surprise. Some of the UK’s punk rock glory children, the band ripped through an impressive set in support of their full length debut Vile Child.