Following the release of their critically acclaimed sophomore release ‘Things Will Matter‘ in May, Lonely The Brave had announced the ‘Dust & Bones’ EP, released on the 12th August via Hassle Records.
Led by album highlight, the anthemic “Dust & Bones”, the EP also contains two new originals – “Place Isn’t Lost” and “Bottled Time” – alongside a cover of Cambridge legends Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”.
The band, which has previously supported the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Biffy Clyro and Deftones, hit the road with a UK Tour that stopped off in Birmingham at the o2 Academy.
Hailing from Cambridge, the alternate rock Lonely The Brave recharged the crowd’s energy as the took the stage kicking off their set with a track from their album ‘Things Will Matter’, Black Mire. As the set went on, the crowd excitement heightened as they played head banging, guitar-riff tracks one after another, which finally slowed with the band’s cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’…until the guitar-solo.
Despite an arguable lack of progression between the band’s debut album ‘The Day’s War’ and this release, there is still undeniably the heartfelt affectionate appeal that grabbed listeners back in 2014, with David Jakes’ vocals leading the way. Their project showed they have far more to offer than your typical mainstream rock band, and they were able to bring that to their performance too.
This being the last stop of their tour until March 2017, the band’ energy and aggression appeared more than clear for all to witness. Pouring out all for the tightly packed academy room to meet with loud cheering, screaming and applause throughout the whole set.