All The Young, The Underground – 21/05/2011
As All The Young walk off stage, cheering and throwing their fists in the air, it becomes blatantly apparent that the local foursome really can’t believe their luck.
‘I can’t believe it, this is the biggest crowd we’ve ever played!’ frontman Ryan Dooley tells the audience, as they tangle in a sea of cheers, arms and sweat.
As you’re probably aware the band have recently managed to bag themselves a six album record deal with Warner, and are in the process of putting the finishing touches to the debut record. It’s a bit hard to get your head around – a local band playing the same venues week in week out and then suddenly making the big time. That is until you witness their charisma for yourself.
Walking out to ‘Another Miracle’, the transformation the guys have made as a group, are astonishing. Ryan now dons rock and roll sunglasses and an impressive quiff, meanwhile the other lads concentrate on looking cool, and thrashing about to every riff like their lives depended on it.
Previously The New Education, the band have played venues like The Underground before, and have previously come across as a little shy, unsure, and somehow disjointed. Their music was brilliant, but there was always something missing. Tonight, it’s easy to put your finger on it, it’s confidence. It’s the certainty emanating from Ryan’s grin. It’s the sell out venue bouncing and hanging off every word, singing along to the likes of ‘The First Time.’
The boys sure have come a long way in the past couple of months, but they’ve developed into a polished, tight unit.
And if tonight is anything to go by, it won’t be long until Morrissey is supporting them!
Here To Stay,
The First Time,
By Lyndsey Oliver