Story Untold at The Globe, Cardiff - Louder Live
Cardiff is known for its lively music scene, and variety of the music played throughout the city, so tonight was to be a special night full of pop-punk madness. The Globe venue seems like the place not suited for this kind of music, but the acoustics fitted the sound of the night perfectly, especially with French-Canadian pop-alternative quintet, Story Untold. In promotion for their debut album from February, Waves, and with plenty of choice for songs to play, did these 5 guys from Montreal deliver on this cold September evening?
One great thing to notice from their set from the get go is how energetic they are as soon as they jump onto the stage. Some bands would get onto the stage, usually with lights dimmed, and slowly introduce themselves very dramatically, but these guys went out of the gate, full guns blazing, and into their first song “In or Out”, an energetic song that is the best way to kick off their set. With a setlist featuring songs from their debut album, and constant interaction with the audience and each of the band members. Another great thing to note about the band’s performance was that, although often included under the pop-punk genre umbrella, the style of their music fits more into the alternative side that was prominent in the 1990’s with acts like Alanis Morrisette, shown in songs like “All The Same (Once A Liar, Always A Liar)”, and “Matches In The Ocean”. They also show their inspirations in sound and showmanship when performing their own mashup of classic punk songs, including “21 Guns” by Green Day, “Careful” by Paramore, and “Dear Maria, Count Me In” by All Time Low. Throughout all of this, the band stayed connected to the audience, having fun with them, and constantly making them feel included within each song.
All in all, this is a fantastic band that gave a fantastic performance. It’s easy how they are growing in popularity with the variety of their setlist, their showmanship on and off stage, and how they stand out from the rest of the bands with their sound and style. With performances like this, it is worth going to see and support them.
Waves is OUT NOW!