Rock Sound are pretty much responsible for introducing me to Letlive. a couple of months ago via this explosive video, and as I was instantly smitten I was pretty excited to see this footage they filmed of the band opening their set at The Sugarmill in Stoke in the middle of last week.
Now, I love them on record, but their live shows are legendary. In the above video frontman Jason Butler gets bodily hauled off stage because he chose to enter the stage via the audience and was mistaken for one of them, and later had some sort of fracas with a member of security. In a word they are intense, and I honestly see them as the next Glassjaw in terms of both style and substance. Butler has the same energy; the same passion, and whilst the music is fairly dissimilar, it comes from a similar place.
You can catch them on the rest of their UK tour (dates above), and the Epitaph re-release of their most recent album Fake History is out now. It is fucking AWESOME.