Live Review: Anteros - The Cluny, Newcastle 16/04/2019


Anteros played the Newcastle leg of their tour on Tuesday and when they landed at The Cluny, they didn’t disappoint the packed venue.

Support for the night came from Sheffield’s fresh faced indie rock lads from Red Faces, who were last year placed in NME’s top 100 list and have been previously backed by BBC introducing and Huw Stephens to have a big 2019.  The room was full of people sporting various Anteros T-shirts and anxiously awaiting the appearance of Laura and the boys on stage.  The band came out to the sound of Donna Summer’s 70’s banger ‘I Feel Love’ playing from the sound system and kicked straight into ‘Wrong Side’.

The nights setlist was filled with tracks from the debut album ‘When We Land’ but also included earlier releases such as ‘On The Moon’, ‘Drunk’ and ‘Bonnie’.  ‘Bonnie’ being the stand out track of the night which was started with vocalist Laura inviting girls (or Bonnies as she referred to them) up onto the stage to join in with the band.  The girls all made it up on stage after a mad rush to decide who would get up there first and each one was beaming from ear to ear whilst making the most of every moment on stage with the band.  The night finished with the self titled track Anteros, bringing an end to one of the best nights i’ve had in the Cluny over the last few years.  

Fans won’t have to wait long to see the band again as they return to Newcastle in May for This Is Tomorrow festival playing a bill headlined by Foals.

Words and Photography by Adam Barnsley