Dead Sons @ The Leadmill
Back on the very stage where they played their final show two years ago, Dead Sons returned to The Leadmill in December, to the anticipation of what felt like the whole of Sheffield. Touted as a ‘one-off’ occurrence, the air was thick with expectation for this special show, especially after being warmed up so well by local outfits Bear Chest and Baba Naga – two bands that have done well to fill the Dead Sons-shaped hole in the hearts of many local music fans.
Taking to the stage with ‘It’s Raining Men’ by The Weather Girls blasting out of the speakers, a party atmosphere rippled throughout The Leadmill in a matter of minutes before the five-piece launched into a set that saw the return of old favourites like ‘Gasoline’, ‘Bang On Full Turn’, ‘Shotgun Woman’ and ‘Junk Room’, for which ex-Milburner Louis Carnall joined in with.
Of course, this went down an absolute treat. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen The Leadmill crowd endure this amount of carnage; perhaps it was the nostalgia of the occasion, or the fact that despite the two year hiatus the band were as tight as ever, and brought just as much raw energy as if they’d never left us at all. Quite simply, this was a mind-blowing evening. Lads, please don’t leave it so long next time.