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Review: The Audition - London Koko - 17/02/09

Chicago's The Audition are no strangers to the UK. They know what the crowds are to be expected but being booked as Alkaline Trio's main support on this trip across the pond means the band will have to work extra hard to win over this crowd.

From the second The Audition hit the stage, they manage to have fans jumping up and down with their catchy irresistible not to dance to pop-punk style. During the course of the band's short set, they manage to churn out classics such as 'Warm Me Up' and including old favorite 'Dance Halls Turn To Ghost Towns'. The band even treat the crowd to two new songs from their upcoming new record which nothing short of promising. Sadly, like at every party we will expect to find the occasional 'party pooper' who is there to spoil everyones evening but The Audition do not let them get the better of them by gladly inviting people who have a problem to confront them on stage and tell them to their face instead of hiding. As the set draws to a close, Josh Franceschi of You Me At Six gives the guys a hand on 'Don't Be So Hard On Yourself' to the crowd delight. 

The Audition have an array of catchy tunes, a good following, a new promising album on the horizon and can tackle any problems which come their way. We can rest assure knowing that we will be seeing more of these guys in the future.

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