Destined For Greatness

A year ago, you would have never heard of the Open. They are a band that have started to get some publicity in the last six months, and are gaining it with impressive speed. We last saw them at The Little Civic in Wolverhampton - with a 400 capacity - whilst tonight they are the second support to The Vines at a 4,000 capacity venue. The strangest thing is that they do not seem out of place.

Numerous people are attracted to the stage to see the Open, wondering if it is in fact The Vines - with only one support band beforehand - however, they quickly realise it is not, but they stay. The Open are the kind of band that you remember. I don't own a copy of their album, I haven't even heard it in a long time, and I haven't seen them in a couple of months, but somehow the set is familiar - it's the kind of music that penetrates your sub-conscious and stays with you.

The Open, as always, have a very powerful and emotional set that manages to take you on a rollercoaster of musical emotions - with a live performance that does not fail to impress. However, some of the songs do seem lost on the crowd, but that doesn't detract from the performance of the band.

We've keyed the Open to be one of the next big things, and tonight you can see why. They command the stage as if it were their own. If the Open manage to get on to a festival stage this year, it will certainly be the start of their leap to greatness.

If you get a chance to see this band, you should.