Aberdeen come Brighton trio The Xcerts have been on the road a lot this year and indeed making a lot of new friends in the process and the powerful performances they give their fuzz-pop songs is a powerful indicator as to why.
Musically extremely tight and undeniably cathartic the band hurl out the likes of 'Scatterbrain' and 'Slackerpop' with irrepressible unison that draws in the busy audience like bees to honey. Having already impressed on large stages earlier this year supporting Taking Back Sunday, the band have no problem filling the stage with abundance and wrapping the audience in their melodious cacophonies. Bringing elements of Nirvana and Brand New together, the band have an intriguing and steadily unique sound with the crashing dynamics of songs such as 'Distant Memories' merging hostility with a soothing quality.
Closer 'Hurt With Me' sees vocalist/guitarist Murray Macleod ditching his guitar and pulling his microphone into and around the near entire extent of the crowd, all the while screaming its anthemic refrain as if he is frantically ridding himself of his demons in an empty room, it's a brilliant end to a great set from an ever improving band. Exciting stuff is to come from these guys.