To say that was one of the best gigging experiences I have ever had, would be an extreme understatement and an injustice to the band themselves. To just be able to go to such an event was an absolute pleasure and an honour. You all know, it is not every day you get to see a band like Gallows in a venue they could fill one hundred times over! So to say I was there and heard every last note and watched the bared souls of the audience, was a dream come true!
Making my way to the venue I had butterflies, a sickness like feeling in my stomach as I just knew this was going to be one special show. Part of the brand new Raw Power Management night at the Notting Hill Arts Club, which runs once a month, Gallows are looked after said management team and most importantly Mr Craig Jennings. It was always going to be an oversold, momentous night and the band rose to the occasion like the true Punk Princes they are. The crowd were treated to such gems like ‘Sick Of Feeling Sick’ and the fucking awesome ‘Belly Of A Shark’, which got the biggest and most rambunctious reception on the night.
It’s the interaction and just the sheer power and emotion from Frank Carter, that set this band apart from any other. Getting the crowd to form the largest circle pit I have ever seen, spanning across to the other side of the venue was rather impressive. Also the promise of a human pyramid was sadly diminished but Frank gave it a good go as he scaled the ceiling several times.
I can’t express enough how colossal and on what magnitude this show was actually on. It will go down in history as one of those shows that many people will say they were at, but actually weren’t. A relentless powerhouse force, that to reckon with it means a punch in the fucking face, but a moment that could never be replicated. For that alone, Gallows I salute you and seriously can’t wait for album no.3.