Review: The Courteeners at Pyramids, Southsea

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The Pyramids Centre was filled to capacity as Manchester indie rockers The Courteeners returned to Portsmouth after three long years.

The boys kicked off their set with a couple of newer numbers before bringing the crowd to life with Cavorting, the first of many fantastic tracks to be taken from their epic debut album, St Jude.

Acrylic, Bide Your Time and the barnstorming Kings Of The New Road followed.

The atmosphere was incredible. Everyone lucky enough to be there was jumping, screaming and singing along, especially during Please Don’t, when the entire venue sang the chorus as front man Liam Fray stood back, basking in the sound of 1,400 voices.

It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a gig as much as this.

They ended their set with an adrenaline-fuelled frenzy, erupting into two of their most loved tracks, Not Nineteen Forever and What Took You So Long, which brought an explosive end to a brilliant night of music.