Letlive - Gig Review, Nottingham Rock City
Posted by Guest Writer on Thu, 10 Nov 2011.
Los Angeles' Letlive have certainly come a long way since forming in 2002; appearing at both the Leeds and Download festivals, touring around Europe, Canada and the U.S and also supporting bands such as 'Underoath', 'Your Demise' and 'Enter Shikari' with their tours. They have made quite a name for themselves with their heavy post-hard-core sets and front man Jason Aalon Butler's reputation for clambering on to lighting rigs, balconies, (anywhere with a grip) while still being able to let out his vocal talents proud and very loud.
This was really shown at Nottingham's RockCity on October 25th as within minutes of being on stage every member of Letlive was truly giving it their all. From song to song the reaction from the audience was truly something to behold, a favourite of the crowds and getting the biggest response was 'Muther'. Also made a memorable song because of Jason's venture through the audience and up onto the packed balcony for a truly awesome fall into the crowd.
A special mention should be made perhaps of just the sheer volume of their set, it was quite frankly phenomenal. Normally support acts have a slightly lower volume then the headliners, but in this case, didn't happen! Also wanted to mention a little moment where Jason launched into a bit of beatboxing, which was interesting, with the audience getting into it too.
Even though the band have experienced many changes in their line up, they certainly worked excellently together to produce the mass torrent of well-deserved cheering and applause as they left the stage. It's clear to see from how much buzz and adrenaline Letlive put into the crowd that they certainly have a very contagious appeal to them, definitely Letlive are a band to keep a lookout for.
By Alicemary & Brandon