This is a very special gig at one of the Southside’s newest, and quickly becoming favourite, venues, it is both part of the Southside Fringe and the launch for Three Blind Wolves’ new album Sing Hallelujah, which the band admit to being relieved is finally out as they’ve been working on it for quite some time.
Rising from the ashes of cult Glasgow favourites Endor are support Fake Major, full of lovelorn lyrics and lush vocals they are already a force to be reckoned with.
For a band playing their first gig as a five-piece band they are already sounding tight and looking well established.
As an Endor fan the reworking of ‘Chapel Doors’ is a particular highlight but make no mistake this is no Endor mark two, the twin vocals compliment each other perfectly and in David McGuinty they have a fantastic troubadoresque singer/songwriter.
Three Blind Wolves are clearly excited for this gig and who can blame them with the pressure of getting an album made finally behind them.
The vocals in particular are reminiscent of Americana especially when the whole band harmonise such as in ‘Emily Rose’.
Tonight’s set is mostly made up of songs from the new album and recent single ‘Parade’ is a particular highlight of the set.
The band is full of energy and their upbeat songs should have a bit more of an impact on certain sections of the crowd who seem reluctant to move.
New songs and old favourites are received equally enthusiastically, the crowd, in fact are so appreciative of the band that they are invited back for an encore that stretches to three songs and ends with ‘Captain of A Ship’ from The Sound of the Storm, which is a bit of a sing-along.
Words: Eala McAlister
Photos: Simon Jones