Live Review: Coasts @ Dingwalls, Camden 11.06.14


On an appreciably warm-evening here in the Capital, Bristol five-piece Coasts had little trouble turning Dingwalls in the heart of Camden all tropical with their sun-kissed set full of pop-melodies.

Decorating the stage with their customary props and Palm Trees, the band took the near capacity crowd through their already impressive catalogue of tracks during the short-sharp 35 minute set.

The biggest asset Coasts have in their locker is an abundance of on stage energy and charisma and tonight they bounced around the stage without a care in the world – which immediately rubbed off on the crowd. From brand new tracks that were getting a first airing to core numbers like ‘Come A Little Closer’ and ‘Stay’ the band kept the room full of sweaty kids in party-mode from start to finish.

And with their ‘Oceans’ EP recently released, Coasts closed the set with the EP’s infectious title-track, ending a night where they cemented their status as one of the most exciting emerging indie-pop bands on the market.

By Michael Jamison