Live Reviews

fun. – Live

Camden Barfly

With a band name like fun. you know you’re going to be in for a good time. A matinee show is always a weird one (this one is made slightly stranger by a scattering of drunkenly obliterated yobs), but fun. pull it off. It’s their first ever trip over to the UK and this gig makes their total appearances in London higher than the gigs they’ve played in their native New York!

The love for fun. at the show is clear to see as fans sing along heartily to every word despite their debut album not yet being properly released in the UK! Every song in their hour-long set is a stone-cold hit with tracks like ‘At Least I’m Not As Sad…’, ‘All The Pretty Girls’ and ‘Walking The Dog’ going down a storm. Singer Nate Ruess commands the crowd with the perfect blend of graciousness, excitement and cockiness. His voice is one that absolutely penetrates the air with its clean cut melodic lines no matter what background noise and accompanying band instrumentation surrounds him.

The harmonies and melodies are the driving force behind the fun. sound. Quirky indie-pop with a very Beach Boys sound that also takes cues from the likes of Queen and even musicals. Everything is executed with a perfect balance of vigour and precision, leaving no person in the audience in any doubt that this is a band who knows their craft. The six people on stage are totally in tune with one another and bring the songs from the band’s debut album ‘Aim & Ignite’ to life in the most engaging of ways. Each and every person in the crowd is attentive and they all leave with a smile on their face.