View were a spectacle to behold

Kyle Falconer of The View at the Wedgewood Rooms, by
Kyle Falconer of The View at the Wedgewood Rooms, by
Paradise Lost. Picture: Danny Payne

REVIEW: Paradise Lost at Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

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THE NIGHT got off to a great start as the brilliant Love In The Asylum kicked things off with an impressive performance, in which they dazzled the sell-out crowd with their distinctive, infectious and gritty indie-rock style.

It was then time for Sound Of Guns to unleash their chaotic brilliance on to the Wedgewood Rooms, sending pulses racing. Their stunning set saw frontman Andrew Metcalfe climb up and stand atop the crowd barrier while delivering his passion-filled vocals.

Then The View took their positions centre stage and burst into what was to be an incredible set. Opening with Grace, a track from their new album Bread and Circuses, the opening riff of Wasted Little DJs really sent the capacity crowd wild as they sang, danced, screamed, shouted and clapped along, and continued to do so for the rest of the night.

The view were on top form all night as they played tracks old and new. It was a truly great night, and I can think of no better way to have spent my birthday.