By Rhys Owen
Located in Sheffield
Tribes absolutely blew away The Leadmill in Sheffield earlier this week with their selection of dark edged pop/rock sing-alongs.
Right from the off with opener ‘Whenever’, this was one rowdy, raucous fun-packed hour and fifteen minutes of great music. These guys have bags of stage presence with murmurs of a likeness to Nirvana and The Pixies circulating amongst myself and peers.
In terms of modern music, I guess they’re going to be compared to The Vaccines for their catchy choruses and overall British pop/rock vibe, but for me Tribes are a lot darker and with a slight 90’s feel about them which I really like.
Highlights for me were ‘Girlfriend’, ‘Sappho’ and ‘Corner Of An English Field’ with ‘Coming Of Age’ surely set to become a real anthem.
A mention should also go to Sharks and The Brute Chorus who were both excellent on the night.
Tribes have a number of shows coming up over the next few months including summer festivals, for dates click here
All photographs below taken by Kevin Wells, check out the rest of his work here