Another day, another gig, and I rounded off another great week in July seeing my favourite guys, The Hoosiers on Saturday night. It was a homecoming of sorts, seeing them headline a new festival, Sweetnotes, in Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, the venue where I first saw them on a tour over five years ago. It's actually pretty nostalgic to be back there, as it's the only place where I've seen all three of my favourite artists (TH, Sam Beeton who was supporting them, and King Charles in 2013.) That show back in 2011 was also the first proper gig I went to, so it's really the place where it all started, in a way! Following a day of shopping/grabbing food, we headed to the venue, and caught a couple of the sets before The Hoosiers were on, including local band The Mocking Jays who were quite fun!
Though having four albums means that favourite tracks are always going to be missed out of setlists (miss you, Giddy Up), I'm chuffed that they're playing a couple of tracks from the first record The Trick To Life that haven't always been in the set, including Run Rabbit Run. And although the crowd was nowhere near as big as the show all those years ago, I had a brilliant time, and it was great to see the guys for the first time since the tour in October, and an acoustic show in November. They even smuggled a couple of little covers into the set, The Weeknd's Can't Feel My Face and Womack & Womack's Teardrops. Sad not to get to chat afterwards (but some lovely tweets from the gigs fixed that), but very much looking forward to the start of September, when I'll hopefully see the guys play their huge O2 Islington show (tickets here for 3rd Sep) and maybe even the Milton Keynes show they've just added for the day before.