Friday, 17 April 2009

Live Review: Give It A Name Introduces - April 16th 2009

With the famous "Give It A Name" title suggesting wave after wave of emo, there's a surprising number of bulky, bearded metal heads gracing the O2 Academy 3 on this rainy evening, and it's quite obvious that they're not there to see perky Floridians, VersaEmerge. The young majority, however, are. As soon as Sierra Kusterbeck and her male band mates hit the stage, everyone's screaming, waving arms and dancing. And whilst Sierra's good looks and amazing stage presence alone are keeping the male fans staring straight at her, the girls in the audience don't seem nearly as interested until the set's nearly over and the boys take their shirts off. Aesthetics aside, VersaEmerge definitely know how to make the crowd happy, whether it be with unbelievably catchy songs, or with jokes about Walkers crisp flavours.