It may have taken a few years, but Hertfordshire quartet Lower Than Atlantis have seen a somewhat stratospheric rise on the back of new studio album Safe in Sound. The record, which sees them undergo their largest UK tour ever later this month (including a show at the prestigious Brixton Academy), is by far the band’s most varied and powerful to date, encapsulating hard-hitting rhythms and lyrics of a higher quality than ever before. Last night, the band took their co-headline tour with Young Guns to the Patronaat in Haarlem. Here’s what went down…
15:06. The band have arrived, and load in begins.
15:34. With little to do within the confines of Haarlem’s Patronaat, frontman Mike Duce entertains himself.
16:06. Drummer Eddy Thrower examines his Instagram feed
16:08. He subsequently poses for Young Guns’ Fraser’s camera.
17:05. Duce and bassist Declan Hart take part in an impromptu Instagram live stream.
18:49. Tour crew prepare the band’s rig for soundcheck.
18:49. Duce appears disgruntled as he examines his monitors
18:50. Thrower engages in conversation about his own monitors
19:43. Hart cracks open a beer, with Duce in the background declaring that it’s time the “party started”.
20:03. With 10 minutes till showtime, Thrower prepares.
20:19. And they’re ready.
20:22. Last-minute touching up for Thrower.
20:33. Hart enjoys a beer onstage.
20:36. The show’s in full swing, with a stage invasion set to take place not too long after this picture was taken.
20:58. Thrower lays down some beats, and on that note their show approaches an energetic end.
22:26. The whole evening comes to an end by means of an energetic Young Guns set…
01:30. …with none other than Two Door Cinema Club taking care of afterparty duties.
Safe in Sound is out now.