~ Manchester ~
Video credit – Thomas Shucksmith
Courteeners played their last gig of the decade last night (14th December) at Manchester Arena.
During the gig Courteeners played five new tracks from their forthcoming sixth album ‘More.Again.Forever’, the album is due for release on 17th January. The tunes performed were ‘Heart Attack’, the title track ‘More.Again.Forever’ ‘Hanging Off Your Cloud’, ‘Better Man’ and the song which is quickly becoming a fan’s live favourite ‘Heavy Jacket’.
Entering the Arena’s stage to ‘Morning Glory’ by Oasis, this wasn’t the only homage to the legendary Manchester band, during his acoustic set frontman Liam Fray treated the hometown fans to a version of the Oasis classic hit ‘Live Forever’.
The Courteeners set was broken up into four parts which included a section with strings, ‘You Over Did It Doll’ and ‘That Kiss’ found themselves back into the band’s set and were given the extra special strings treatment. Liam Fray also had a solo acoustic section were he played cult classic ‘Smiths Disco’, ‘Hanging Off Your Cloud’ and ‘Live Forever’. Finishing off with a four track encore including ‘Beautiful Head’, ‘Modern Love’, ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ and ‘What Took You So Long?’.
- Are You in Love With a Notion?
- No One Will Ever Replace Us
- Bide Your Time
- The Opener
- Small Bones
- Heart Attack
- Heavy Jacket
- Lose Control
- More. Again. Forever.
- You Overdid It Doll
- Please Don’t
- Better Man
- That Kiss
- The 17th
Liam Fray acoustic
- Hanging Off Your Cloud
- Live Forever (Oasis cover)
- Smiths Disco
- Beautiful Head
- Modern Love
- Not Nineteen Forever
- What Took You So Long?
Courteeners release their sixth studio album ‘More. Again. Forever’ on 17th January.
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‘More. Again. Forever’ is the band’s follow-up to 2016’s ‘Mapping The Rendezvous’.
Talking to NME Magazine, frontman Liam Fray has said,
“I just couldn’t get myself or my head together, my confidence completely dropped, I couldn’t write a riff, I couldn’t write a couplet, I had nothing, for the first time ever I was like, ‘This could be it’. I was looking at properties in the Highlands of Scotland to get away and get my farm ready. Once you go down that road in your head, fucking hell – you can’t just call an Uber and say, ‘Come get me out of here’. It was a slow fucking process.
“People were coming in and trying to book you for festivals and saying, ‘Have you got a record?’ As the songwriter, it was on my shoulders. We’ve got three members in this band, plus crew and touring festivals is the lifeblood of every band. The festivals pay your way, so yeah, it’s a miracle it happened, but here we are headlining TRNSMT.”
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