The Bravery at Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

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IF IT was a battle between nations, America’s crop of talent absolutely slaughtered England’s.

But to spare London band Flash Fiktion’s blushes (for their music was pure indie mediocrity), San Diego indie-rockers Transfer came on to deliver the goods and all boredom quickly disappeared.

There was a feeling of expectation in the room before The Bravery took to the stage. But after bursting into the hook-laden Unconditional, followed by hits No Brakes and Believe, The Bravery had the audience in the palm of their hands before they even realised.

Every Word Is A Knife In My Ear, complete with comical lyrics, also got a great reception. Then came the song most of the crowd had been waiting all night for – An Honest Mistake.

As soon as the hi-hat and bass drum started, accompanied by that familiar synth sound, the crowd started to jump and cause chaos by the stage. The band lapped it up and finished their set with the raucous Fearless, which rounded-off a brilliant set.