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Live Review: The Mocking Jays, Kid Amelia and The Rupees

So on the 12th of October, The Mocking Jays headlined Rescue Rooms on their first UK Tour, and of course, they had to play a show in their homeland of Nottingham. So let's go on the magical journey of what went down!

The first act on was The Rupees and we all know, I'm honest here, so yeah I didn't expect to like them, I'd listened to one of their songs and I wasn't overly hyped to see them live, but they put on a pretty good performance, and I was happy to see them live because seeing bands live gives myself the opportunity to give other bands a second chance. They weren't my favourite act of the night, but I was glad they were there because they did kick off the gig well, no they're not like Twin Atlantic level, but they're still good. I will talk more about my opinions next week when I bring you a band review, but they were a pretty decent band live.

Overall, 4 out of 5 lemons.

The second act was Notts band Kid Amelia, and what a show. They definitely had the most impressive set in terms of the technical side. Although got a tiny bit scared of the giant cat head mask the drummer wore for part of the set. Again, next week I'm hitting you with a band review on these lads, but they had talent. They reminded me of the likes of The Xcerts and Catfish and The Bottlemen. They had a lot of energy within their set and they did do the show justice. They were a pretty solid live act, and I would recommend you go and get yourself down to one of their shows if you can.

Overall 4.5 out of 5 lemons.

Then we move onto the last act of the night, the boys in the band who don't stop the noise.

This is my third time seeing them at the rescue rooms, and it warms my heart seeing them headlining that stage.

They had an incredible set, and they even debuted two new tracks and boy I'm not ready to hear them live again or even hear a studio version again cause wow! The boys are doing big things, big things that make me proud of them, and I'm so thankful that I got to see them there for the third time. They honestly are one of the best act's I've seen live, and I've seen a fair few.

The set opened with Kiss My Neck, no I didn't cry, yes I wanted to. And we ended the set with the one and only I Can't Be (Without Your Love). We even had a cover of Billie Eilish's Bad Guy, and yes I did very much enjoy Ed and Jay singing that together.

Oh yes, we had Ed from Distant Blue back this time, and you all know how much I loved their last performance together because Ed adds a lot of character to the band. It was one of them gigs that I wanted to relive over and over again, because yes. The boys in the band should never stop the noise. The Mocking Jays are such an incredible band and I hope the next time you have the opportunity to see them live that you do.  This was my 15th time seeing them live, and I won't stop anytime soon, because yes boys! You're killing it and I want big things to come for them because they really do deserve it. I've seen them play to a handful of people, and I've seen them play to a couple hundred and they just are amazing.

Of course, I'm going to give them a 5 out of 5 lemons, because come on, even my best friends little sister enjoyed them.


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