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Live Review: Saves The Day + Young Statues - Southampton Talking Heads (11/22/11)

Main support tonight comes in the form of Alter The Press favorites Young Statues. Working with a tough Tuesday night crowd the Philadelphia five-piece had a job on their hands warming up the audience but did staggeringly well. Edgy indie with punk sensibilities Young Statues won over a few fans this evening and were ideal for the support slot.

It’s hard to fault Saves The Day. This time they’re back on these shores in support of their seventh studio album, 'Daybreak'. Although only being out a few months now tracks like 'Deranged & Desperate', 'Let It All Go' and '1984' were welcomed with open arms. Frontman Chris Conley’s unmistakable voice roars through classics like 'Third Engine' and lesser known gems like 'Sell My Old Clothes I’m Off To Heaven'.

Having a back catalog of over 100 songs to choose from Saves The Day could have played all night - and you're sure no one would’ve stopped them. However, it was the perfect mix of songs that went down a treat on a cold November night. From 'Shoulder To The Wheel' to 'At Your Funeral' it’s clear that Saves The Day write some incredible songs that are just timeless.

Perhaps it’s the recession, but sadly the venue wasn’t anywhere near as busy at it should have been for the pop-punk pioneers. If you missed out on seeing their recent headline stint be sure to catch them on this current co-headline tour with Yellowcard and The Wonder Years, it’s well worth the money.


Chantelle 'Kiki' Goodchild

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