MANCHESTER band Missed You At The Show finally make their Blackpool debut on Saturday (a previous gig fell through with the sudden closure of K2) with an appearance at the Blue Room on Church Street.
The five-piece band’s debut single Human was described as “a standout release that recalls Buffy Clyro at their most anthemic, or a more widescreen, acoustica-dappled Smashing Pumpkins.... it might well be the greatest slice of apocalypse-obsessed angst-rock we’ve heard since Muse...”
The band have been hotly tipped for great things by anyone who has heard their work, either out of a studio or on stage.
Taking their inspiration from acts such as Gaslight Anthem, Augustana and Smashing Pumpkins, their sound has been critically compared to the latter. The band, whose members are still at university, have built up a reputation for delivering captivating live performances, resulting in a solid fan base. And it’s that same natural talent that’s inherent in second single Pretty Riddle, which after an initial release as a one track download in January was followed by a three-track bundle last week which includes an acoustic version of live favourite Small Town and a hauntingly memorable cover of Paramore’s Renegade.
A band born out of the UK, Canada, Spain and Thailand, Missed You At The Show formed in 2009. Singer Mike Poplawski and keyboard player Sergio Llopis Pascual met in a pub while studying music at the University of Salford, before recruiting bass player Suthee Phoncheewin.
An arduous search for a top class drummer led them to Cheshire-born Aaron Colton, and then fifth member Shaun Holland completed the jigsaw in 2010.