Issues + I Killed The Prom Queen + Ghost Town + Nightmares + Marmozets @ La Tulipe, Montreal – 7th November 2014

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The UK’s Marmozets kick off tonight’s line-up and are a great discovery for me. A very energetic band who gave us an explosive set to instantly impress those who arrived early. A highlight being a crazy run through one of their songs with vocalist Becca Macintyre in the middle of the crowd.


Nightmares, from Atlanta, is the second band of the evening and they don’t let the energy levels drop for a second. There’s a great enthusiasm and a good vitality on stage by the musicians, and the crowd seem to be suitably impressed.


It’s now the turn of Ghost Town to get on stage. There’s definitely a sense of anticipation in the room for this band, the fans already screaming and going crazy before the band appear. Ghost Town take the atmosphere up a notch and their fans go suitably nuts.


Trick Or Treat
I’m Weird
That’s Unusual (Jump)
Under Wraps
You’re so Creepy



Next up is Australian metalcore heroes, I Killed The Prom Queen. I was expecting a lot from this band live, and all I can tell you is that it was totally huge! I’ve been a fan since the album “Music for the Recently Deceased” was released in 2006. There was a short break for the band in 2008, they reunited in 2011 and they’re back this year with the album “Beloved”.


The performance was powerful and there was a definite connection and shared energy between the musicians and the crowd. The mosh pit was lively and there were multiple stage dives during their whole set show. They played all their famous songs like Say Goodbye, as well as songs from the new album. A band to watch again and again..

To the Wolves
Sharks in Your Mouth
Thirty One & Sevens
Calvert Street
Your Shirt Would Look Better With a Columbian Neck-tie
Bright Enough
Say Goodbye


Headliners Issues have had an amazing year and, from the moment they begin with the clean vocals of frontman Tyler Carter (ex-Woe Is Me), their lyrics are sung right back to them by the fans who came in droves tonight. Positive energy and good interaction from the band keep the energy in the room on a high and we’re treated to many of their best songs including King Of Amarillo, Never Lose Your Flames, Mad at Myself until, having easily won over tonight’s audience, the band decide to leave stage. The crowd demand more though and Issues return for a run through Hooligans, ending the night with a sense of heavy euphoria!


Sad Ghost
King of Amarillo
Old Dena
Stingray Affliction
Princeton Ave
Never Lose Your Flames
Love Sex Riot
Life of a Nine
The Langdon House
The Settlement
Her Monologue
Mad At Myself
Disappear (Remember When)
Personality Cult

Review & photos – Johan Boutin

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