are L-R: Harry Parr (Bass Guitar), Liam Royden (Guitar, Lead Vocals), Joe Smith (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals), Ollie Ashdown (Drums, Percussion)
Following such a foot-stomping riot might seem like a tough call, but next up were our standout of the day - newcomers Tiro Lark. At first glance, the teenagers may not look remotely imposing, yet once lead singer Liam Royden opens his mouth they commandeer all the attention. Hearing such a huge, raspy voice emanate from this lanky kid, underpinned by sweeping rhythms and curious lyrics leaves quite an impression. On acoustics such as 'I Don't Know You', Royden's vocals really come to the fore, however, the standout track was belter 'Stand in My Way'. Then cheekily altering the words to surf-esque 'Light Pockets', Tiro Lark profess 'Whenever I'm feeling blue I come down to the Bombed Out Church and play to all of you and my worries just go away'. Well so did ours boys, so did ours.
(Spotted in the crowd enjoying the Tiro Lark set was Ian Broudie of The Lightning Seeds and 'Three Lions' fame)
28 December 2011