REVIEW: New Hope Club // 2nd June // Shepherd’s Bush

Since being signed to The Vamps’ label Steady Records in 2015, New Hope Club have gone from posting covers on YouTube to performing their biggest UK headline shows yet at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 1st and 2nd June. With both shows being sell-out events, George, Blake and Reece made sure to put on two incredible performances, leaving fans wanting to watch the show all over again!

Energetic teen twins Max and Harvey opened the show, performing a set comprised of original songs and covers, leaving the audience hyped and ready to see New Hope Club.

After a short break, the lights went down and the crowd went crazy as New Hope Club appeared on  stage in front of their adoring fans. They opened their set with a performance of Tiger Feet which the guys recorded for the Early Man soundtrack and released earlier this year. The catchy beat of the track caused everyone in the audience to clap and dance along, setting the atmosphere for the entirety of the show which had everyone on their feet.

They then performed one of their unreleased songs Medicine which exhibited their incredible vocals, followed by one of the first songs they released Perfume, allowing fans to reminisce of New Hope Club’s early days when they became a band in 2015.

Let Me Down Slow was the next song performed which the guys had previously debuted on their Road To The Empire Fanfests which saw them perform six intimate shows around the UK to prepare for their headline shows. The guys then sang another track they recorded for the Early Man soundtrack – Good Day.

Taking a break from their upbeat songs, New Hope Club performed a stripped back, acoustic version of Water creating a more intimate atmosphere within the venue as the audience accompanied the guys as they sung the heartfelt lyrics. Reverting back to their vibrant performance, George, Blake and Reece did their own cover of Oh Cecilia which they first presented when they appeared on stage at The Vamps’ tour in 2016. They’ve certainly come a long way since then, now performing the cover at their own headline show!

Throwing it back to the festive season, New Hope Club sang their sincere Christmas song Whoever He Is as the crowd swayed along with the rhythm. Then was Crazy, another unreleased song that alludes to a struggling relationship which the guys had previously performed on tour with The Vamps earlier this year. We can’t wait to hear the studio versions of New Hope Club’s unreleased songs!

After cute, nostalgic footage of how George, Blake and Reece started out their music careers and a quick change into suits, the guys returned to the stage looking dapper to perform their original mash-up of songs by The Beatles in front of the screens which showed a montage of 1960s Beatlemania. Next up was New Hope Club’s most recently released original song Start Over Again which is about wanting a second chance after a failed first date. The guys performed in front of the screens which showed the song’s comical music video documenting George, Blake and Reece’s failed prom dates.

The penultimate song Why Oh Why had the whole crowd singing along to the catchy chorus before the guys left the stage to screams of adoration. After a short wait, the band returned to the stage to give a high energy performance of their final song of the night, Fixed which features on their EP Welcome to the Club. Everyone was up on their feet as New Hope Club took their final bow before leaving the audience who were sure to have had an incredible night they would remember for a long time!

Make sure to check out what happened when we interviewed New Hope Club earlier this month here! We can’t wait to hear new music from the guys in the future and continue to watch them succeed.

Did you see New Hope Club at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire? What’s your favourite New Hope Club song? Let us know on Twitter: @Celebmix

Written by Evie Hewitt

studying music promotion & has an obsession with bands, online shopping & chicken nuggets