Review By: Sarah O’Callaghan
Photo’s by: Kieran Frost

Front man Grant Nicholas played a blinder of a set last night in The Academy with fellow band member Taka and new member Karl Brazil, who in my opinion had big shoes to fill being the new drummer and all.

Awaiting the band, the crowd filled the venue eagerly with anticipation after two years away – why would the fans not. Dublin based band Storyfold had the unenviable task of opening for Feeder. They took to the stage to an almost full venue, every support act’s dream.

They kicked off their set with My Dull Revenge, by the end of which they seemed to have won over the crowd. Following the highs of their recent single launch, Storyfold possess an amazing confidence, where onstage they seem to do no wrong. Lead singer Paddy McKenna is growing into his front man status, bantering with the audience. By their third song he had the singing and clapping on command. The singles ‘Delphine Wakes’ and ‘Behind Closed Doors’ were greeted with rapturous applause, impressive for an opening act.

This set showed the band can play ball with the big guys. Storyfold’s onstage sound was huge. It won’t be too long before they are headlining this venue.

As Feeder kicked off the gig with “Barking Dogs” a new one from the album “Renegades” their seventh studio album, Grant and company went from strength to strength singing such anthems as “Insomnia,” “Buck Rogers,” “Seven Days in the Sun,” “Renegades” and the heart wrenching ones such as “Just the way I’m Feeling,” “Feeling the Moment” and “Lost and Found”. The crowd (mostly lads I have to say) was more than pleased with roughly over an hour worth of gems and finishing it all off with (in my opinion) their best song,  “Just a Day”.

On the new album, it’s not unlike the “Silent Cry” of 2008. I welcomed the new songs with open arms as did the rest of the fans, which is great to see and the new album is well worth a listen even if you just download it.

The fans thanked them at the end of it with a very generous round of applause, which was well deserved in my opinion and for anyone who missed last nights’ gig, they will be back in February. I will definitely be seeing them next time round.
(Storyfold bit and Setlist thanks to Vanessa Monaghan)

Storyfold set list:
1. My Dull Revenge
2. Delphine Wakes
3. The Battle
4. Behind Closed Doors
5. Perfect 10
6. Run Kid
7. Therapy

Feeder Set List:
1. Barking Dogs
2. Insomnia
3. White Lines
4. Feeling The Moment
5. Renegades
6. Lost and Found
7. Just the Way i’m feeling
8. Buck Rogers
9. Down To The River
10. This Town
11. Come Back Around
12. Home
13. High
14. Callout

13.Seven Days In the Sun
14.Just a Day