It’s not often that the first band on a gig night happen to be the best, but, just sometimes, you’re pleasantly surprised. At the Gramaphone last Thursday, The Ungrateful Guests’s melody-led set was really impressive and always a reminder that you shouldn’t just turn up for the last act.
The male and female harmonies in these touching songs blended seamlessly together and the band had an innocent, nostalgic vibe akin to the Magic Numbers, with a similar emphasis on soft, affecting sound. The singing was complimented by soft electric guitar, quality drumming and a guiding bass, giving The Ungrateful Guests a real edge.
The half an hour set ranged from a few heart wrenching songs including ‘Monsters’ and ‘Into The Blue’ to catchy anthem-track ‘All our Conversations’. After the set, the room was buzzing; there’s something special about these guys.
These guys are definitely worth watching.