Venue: Old Blue Last, London
2018 is the year of Anteros, there are no doubts about it. Their media exposure and fan base is growing on a weekly basis and for right reasons. Their Old Blue Last gig, as part of Dork Magazine’s Easter celebration was one to behold, a real ‘I was there’ moment.
Opening with the clinically impressive “Cherry Drop,” it was clear from the start that Anteros are one of the tightest, well practised bands in the entire country. A rare inclusion of “The Beat” merged well with newer releases such as the ever impressive “Love.” In fact, it is their latest single release which is most memorable, a beautiful mix of echoey guitar and lyricism representing teenage angst and desire for escape.
The famous East London venue was packed throughout, it may represent one of Anteros’ final small venue shows in the capital for one can only imagine that a year of large summer festivals and a soon to come debut album will only propel them into higher echelons. Having already embarked upon UK wide tours of their own, alongside support slots with bands such as Two Door Cinema Club, it is clear that now represents the perfect opportunity for the London based band to break through the metaphorical glass ceiling.
“On The Moon” was a clear fan favourite, sincerely representative of so many personal moments. It is evident that Anteros lyrically target youthful experience whether it be in love or else. “Breakfast” is another soundtrack to the most chaotic of nights out.
“One can only hope that 2018 is their year, they truly have to ability to go far!”
It was 2017s “Bonnie” which provided the most obvious highlight. Aimed at expressing female individuality, it is clear that the track is already a live favourite with echoey singalong and crowd involvement occurring throughout. Closing with “Anteros”, it is clear that the band already have songs worthy of chart success, some of which already close to fans’ hearts.
Anteros are onto something special, their growing reputation only further suggests the impeccable nature of each of their already released songs. One can only hope that 2018 is their year, they truly have to ability to go far!
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