GIG REVIEW: The Struts w/ Kelsy Karter, Manchester Academy

Kelsy Karter rocked up to Manchester Academy with an anticipating crowd ahead of her set supporting The Struts on their homecoming 2019 tour, which is their biggest UK tour yet.

Kelsy Karter, who you may remember for that Harry Styles face tattoo a few weeks ago, was assisted by the band The Boys With Long Hair, to perform some of her stand-alone singles along with some new material, yet to be released. Karter introduced herself with the single ‘Catch Me If You Can’, included a rendition of ‘I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You’ and also performed the Harry Styles-dedicated single simply titled, ‘Harry’.

She brought the glitter, the rock ‘n’ roll along with The Boys With Long Hair and that’s pretty much all she needed to showcase her undeniable talent, a true force to be reckoned with. It’s only a matter of time before Kelsy Karter will breakthrough and rock up to her own headlining tour.

You can check out Kelsy Karter’s full discography below:

With an already fired up crowd, The Struts shimmered onto stage to their opening track, ‘Primadonna Like Me’ proceeding to their recent single, ‘Body Talks’. They owned the stage with their catchy glam rock hooks and made Manchester Academy theirs, captivating the crowd. The Struts frontman, Luke Spiller, admitted at one point that although they didn’t have the budget for pyrotechnics and all the extravagant props, they had an electrifying crowd to give off that effect.

Spiller would tell the crowd to “shut the f**k up” *in a playful way* and they would, that’s how mesmerised the crowd was. It’s easy to see how The Struts have maintained such a loyal following of fans who truly enjoy the glam rock. They haven’t relied on a mass of press to be successful, it’s all in the music and it shows.

Honestly, we’d recommend you snatch a ticket for their upcoming London gig at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire before it sells out, all the other dates have.

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Written by Dominic Beck

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