Tonight, The Hug and Pint is absolutely packed with those ready to witness the end of the fuzzy alt-rockers Poor Things.
Originally from Perth, Poor Things have become a familiar name in the Scottish music scene over the last five years releasing music on a number of labels including Saraseto, Fuzzkill and most recently Gerry Loves Records.
I’m excited for tonight as even though it is the band’s last show together it is also the first time I’ve seen them headline their own gig, having only caught their set at number of festivals before.
Sadly I’m stuck relatively near the back of the venue with no chance of actually seeing the band over the horde of people stuffed into the venue.
Despite my obstructed view it is still easy to tell that Poor Things are giving it their all tonight powering through a number of tunes, some offering upbeat guitar led melodies while others are a bit rougher round the edges.
The crowd are really enjoying themselves tonight – there’s some form of mosh-pit going on down the front and those not directly involved in it still tap their feet in time almost forgetting this is the band’s way of saying goodbye.
As the night draws to a close people begin to realise this is the last time they’ll ever have a chance to see the three-piece live, as front-man Craig Angus states this will be the last song they will play before saying a huge thank you to those who have supported them throughout the years.
As the opening interlude of final track plays the crowd lose control, limbs flying through the air as the first crowd-surfer I’ve ever seen in The Hug and Pint takes place – an unforgettable end for an excellent band.
Words: Jess Lavin