“This is a bit of a homecoming show for me,” says Harry McVeigh, the lead singer. The capacity crowd looks a bit confused, as the band is from London. “I just moved here 7 months ago!” and San Francisco is happy to have him. His vocals are solid and his guitar playing is on point. In addition, Charles Cave on bass is fantastic. His fingers appear to be running as they pluck the strings rapidly on the expertly crafted bass lines. Also, Jack Lawrence-Brown on drums is rocking. The crowd can’t help but air drum along at many points during the night. Tommy Bowen on the keys rounds out the lineup. His sound really gives the band their 80’s styled sound.
The Chapel is the perfect place for this singalong on Valentine’s Day. It’s an old mortuary turned into a music venue in the Mission district. “This fear’s got a hold on me!” sings everyone along to one of their best tracks, “Death”. How fitting indeed.