Live Review: Glass Peaks - Head of Steam, Newcastle 20/06/2019
Glass Peaks have had a whirlwind two years since bursting on the scene, and have now been wowing audiences across the country as their tour descended on Newcastle upon Tyne. Head of Steam was the location, an intimate setting and quite the oxymoron venue for the heavy sound of both support acts.
Motherland made the stage their own as their lead vocalist marched around the front of the venue as the audience began to gather. Things were upped even further as Sleeptape as took the stage, it was certainly a more levelled performance than you usually see from these lads with the limited space they had, but certainly didn’t stop them shaking the underground venue to its foundations.
The four-piece rattled off all of their biggest hits thus far, finishing on the stonking ‘Run’, which got the crowd in the right mood for the arrival of the headline act.
As the trio entered the fray, the intimate setting was perfect for the atmospheric set, with the likes of ‘Architect’, ‘Traffic’, and ‘I’m Okay’ sending a chill down the spine. Despite the small setting, the presence of Glass Peaks was that of a veteran band, closing out the set with sombrely beautiful ‘Asbestos’.
It was a privilege to watch a band still coming into their own as an outfit, and I don’t have much doubt that Glass Peaks will be headlining much larger venues in the future.
Words by Danial Kennedy