Into Music Live Review: Overpass
Venue: Glasgow Poetry Club
Date: 07 December 2021
There is something reaffirming about seeing a 4-piece indie guitar band rip it up in a small venue in front of an energetic crowd. Having supported the likes of The Snuts and The Twang, Birmingham’s Overpass have been out on the road on their first ever headline U.K. tour.
With only four singles released since forming in 2020, the young rockers are quickly establishing a name for themselves, both in the quality of those releases and also as the hot ticket in town.
Recent single Stop The Clock was a choice starter. This guitar-led track, which showcased the band’s youthful exuberance, quickly had the crowd on side. Tomorrow’s Another Day followed and the track effortlessly segued into On Your Own, with their drums and bass combo providing the backbeat to what was an earworm of a song, one that hopefully will be released soon.
Cocoon offered the opportunity for the band to strike out. The music, loud and brash, was one the fans instantly took to, bouncing along and having a great time. Their first single, One Night Lover saw the band slow the pace ever so slightly, offering a more laid back, insouciant vibe before new track Ideals Of Mind showcased a more poppy sound.
Overpass also added in some covers, Half The World Away and Love Will Tear Us Apart, to which they put their own unique twist. The latter was particularly effective, completely stripped back to start with. Singer Max Newbold sang the first few lines before the band joined in, the song then ‘punked’ up. Part way through, a pause, then a cry of “here we, here we, here we fucking go” rang out before the band, and in particular drummer Joe Gallagher (who was off-the-scale fantastic all night) ramped up the sound – and the crowd – with an intense zeal.
Otherside Of Midnight closed the set before a brief encore of The Courteeners’ Not Nineteen Forever sent the crowd home happy.
Without doubt, one of the bands to look out for in 2022. Keep up to date with Overpass via their website here.