Since bursting onto the scene with St Jude in 2008, The Courteeners have enjoyed a steady growth in the rise of their popularity. Now they look to take their music to the next level as they take on The SSE Hydro.
Clean Cut Kid were the first support act to take the stage who got the night off to a good start. However, they were quickly outshone when popular Scottish outfit The View came onstage, playing hits like Superstar Tradesmen and Same Jeans, the crowd went wild and the tone was set for the rest of the evening.
The four piece then came out to Morning Glory by fellow Manchester band Oasis and the crowd once again went wild, Liam Fray greeted the crowd and then treated them to some of their classic songs as well as some new tracks from their new album Mapping the Rendezvous.
To nobody’s surprise, the set was opened with fan favourite Are You In Love With A Notion? which was followed by new tracks like Modern Love and Not For Tomorrow which were met with the same level of enthusiasm as their older songs like Cavorting and Fallowfield Hillbilly. The Mapping the Rendezvous tracks were a refreshing introduction to The Courteeners set list and added another layer of depth to their discography.
After an incredibly intimate acoustic set by Liam Fray, which saw a surprise cover of Pulp’s Disco 2000 brilliantly leading into No You Didn’t, No You Don’t, the indie rockers finished with St Jude favourites Not Nineteen Forever and What Took You So Long?
The Courteeners never disappoint live and their gig at The Hydro was no exception. Whether they’re playing dingy halls or Heaton Park it is guaranteed that the crowd will be rocking from front to back.