Lower Than Atlantis appeared at the Manchester Academy for their third show of their UK tour. The stacked lineup consisted of ROAM, Hands Like Houses, and Young Guns.
The atmosphere was electrifying at the Manchester Academy and continued to build through the night. The four piece walked on stage one by one whilst the introduction to Had Enough rang through the academy, a revved up Mike Deuce ran on stage to greet the crowd. The set consisted the right amount of hits from their new album Safe In Sound and crowd pleasing tunes from their previous albums such as Criminal.
Despite an almost track perfect vocal performance, frontman Mike Deuce complained that the tour had took its toll on his voice and that it was ‘fucked’. Deuce encouraged the crowd to sing their ‘fucking dicks off’. The crowd took the commandment well and responded by bellowing the lyrics out to every song. Mike Deuce took time during the set to describe the meaning behind the name of their latest album; he explained they created the album mainly for people that use music to help them deal with feeling lonely and use music as an escape from reality, the honesty of the band and their willingness to be open about the current issue of loneliness was a real class act by Lower Than Atlantis.
Deuce kept the crowd engaged throughout the set with humorous stories inbetween songs about life in a band and also had the crowd take part in a classic sit down jump up just before going into Beech Like The Tree, classics such as this went down swimmingly with the crowd as they respected LTAs choice to perform songs from a range of their albums.
As the gig began to wind down, the band left the stage to give the impression that the show was over. The crowd knew all too well that this wasn’t the case as far too many classics had not been played yet. After a few minutes of anticipation building, Deuce walked on stage by himself and began to play the introductory chords to Another Sad Song. as the songs crescendo built, the rest of the band made their way back on stage to give the crowd the encore they wanted. The gig wouldn’t be complete without hits English Kids In America and Here We Go being played to finish the night off. During Here We Go, Deuce hurled himself into the crowd and wasn’t thrown back on to the stage until after the song ended. Lower than Atlantis put on an excellent show and executed every song perfectly in both timing and sound quality.