A sunny Thursday evening saw Moose Blood, Muncie Girls and Navajo Ace take to the stage at a sold out show at the Marrs Bar, Worcester.
Four piece Navajo Ace were given the task of warming up the crowd with melodic songs and a soft sounding vocalist; they seemed to have the audience’s attention throughout, although the young crowd didn’t seem to warm to them easily. It was a valiant effort but the band didn’t seem excited to be there, perhaps slightly nervous.
Muncie Girls were next up. A female fronted band singing about everyday adult life, they had the crowd moving and made their presence known when they played ‘Social Side’ without a bass, perhaps the best song of the set. The Worcester crowd certainly made Muncie Girls feel welcome and prepared them for their set at 2000 Trees.
There are very few words to describe how incredible Canterbury based four piece Moose Blood were. Every song was sung like a lullaby, every note was hit with perfection. The Worcester crowd, described as “mad” by lead singer Eddy, gave Moose Blood their full attention. The set flowed without any problems, besides a crowd surfer dropping through the tide, and the four piece played two new songs off their album which were well received with plenty of sing-alongs to be had.
Could Moose Blood have asked for a better festival warm up show? Doubtful.
– Victoria Handley
Venue: The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Support Band: Muncie Girls, Navajo Ace