Six months ago the majority of the 700 strong audience here at Norwich Waterfront wouldn’t even know who The Gaslight Anthem are, but thanks to the outstanding critical success of their ‘The ’59 Sound’ album, The Gaslight Anthem are selling out every show going.
Blending modern rock, 70′s punk rock, with a bluesy edge, The Gaslight Anthem pack their 80 minute set full of story telling songs, reminding the older members of the crowd of early Bruce Springsteen. Singer Brian Fallon rugged voice also reminds of ‘The Boss’.
The band plod through the majority of both ‘The ’59 Sound’ and debut album ‘Sink or Swim’ whilst supports Frank Turner and The Polar Bear Club scream along from the side lines.
Songs such as Great Expectations, ’59 Sound and Old White Lincoln get the best reaction from the crowd, but it’s surprising how catchy the older songs from ‘Sink or Swim’ are, an album that most fans seem to be happy to purchase on their way out of the venue.