Photos: Aryan Jafri
On Thursday (13th December), St Pancras Old Church filled with people ready for an incredible night of music. The venue was sold out, and fans eagerly waiting for George Ogilvie were in for a treat when The Collier took to the stage to open the night with an unforgettable performance.
Considering the venue, I was expecting an acoustic set from the four piece. Safe to say I was taken aback when a full blown indie rock set started the night. Looking around me, the audience seemed instantly impressed. It was not hard to understand why. Their set was incredible, their songs electric, and they definitely left with a venue full of new fans. The band clearly has great chemistry, which certainly helped their stage presence. I found myself captivated by each song performed. I guess I instantly knew I would like this band after realising they were the perfect mix of ColdPlay and Radiohead, mixed with vocals similar to those found in songs by The Fray.
The band also showed amazing range. From future Indie classics in their latest single “Falling Out of Bed’ to the slower, more beautiful songs “Easy to Love” and “You Do You”. The set also included songs “Dry”, “Looks Like Rain”, and “Brother”, which was a great song to end on.
It seems like the band is confident with their identity and sound, already proving to be one of the strongest up and coming bands of the year. The Collier is exactly what the indie rock world needs right now.