Madina Lake – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – 31 May 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Hannah Reid   
Saturday, 24 June 2017 04:00

Flash back to 10 October 2013, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow. I stood in the crowd with Madina Lake playing their last show in Glasgow, their farewell tour was near enough sold out and the entire place was packed from front to back.


Jump back into the present, finding out Madina Lake were coming back for a reunion was possibly one of the most exciting things for me and I knew that this was a show that I had to go to. I never thought I would get the chance to see them again so of course I was going to jump at the opportunity!


That Lying Bitch

First to the stage were a band called That Lying Bitch from Chicago, Illinois. Other than Madina Lake, there seemed to be a lot of people supporting them that were wearing their shirts, so having not heard of them I was quite excited to see what they had to offer – and when they took to the stage, I was no disappointed. They got the crowd warmed up and jumping and singing along to their songs as people trickled in from downstairs. A new band for me, and one that I hope to be seeing again when they come back over.



Next up were Lacey, an alternative rock band from Nottingham. They kept the music going bringing smiles to everyone’s faces and making sure that everyone got involved during their set. The five piece band were full of energy their entire set, making sure the atmosphere was perfect for the headline band coming on but also making sure everyone was having fun with the vibes they were giving off. This is a band that I can see building up their career and really making a name for themselves – and another one that I will eagerly be waiting to see.


Finally up to the stage were Madina Lake and the entire room filled with screams and cheers –this was the moment everyone had been waiting for. This was the final night of the tour, so everyone knew that not only was it going to be a cracker of a show, but that Madina Lake would be bringing everything to the table.


Madina Lake 3

Opener ‘The Auspice’ set the tone for the night, and it wasn’t until the band started playing that I realised how much I had missed them and it felt quite emotional for me – I missed the first half of the song with taking photos because I was so awestruck and just didn’t want to take my eyes off of them all on stage. With it being ten years since ‘From Them, Through Us, To You’ was released, there was a lot of hype around fans wanting those songs – and they didn’t disappoint with the range of songs being played.


Lead singer, Nathan, spent a little time hanging over the crowd, pulling the fans close as he sang with them and crowd surfed – bare foot as well. Everyone on that stage was so full of energy, and it was something you see and you realise how much this band missed being on stage and playing the songs they love. You could see the smiles all round from them as they played and kept up the stamina.


Madina Lake 1

This was a night that I didn’t want to end: I wanted it to keep on going and for Madina Lake to keep playing – but due to it being such a late starting show they were playing until after 11.30, so unfortunately I had to leave for the last train home.


It was one of the most fun gigs I’ve been to in a long time, and I’m excited to see them all again and what more they’re going to bring with new singles and music.


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