The Courteeners at The Academy (photos & review)

the-courteeners-academy-1The Academy Dublin hosted The Courteeners last Thursday, March 21st.

The Courteeners are an Indie act formed in 2006 in Manchester. They have released their debut single titled ‘Cavorting’ in 2007. A second single followed towards the end of 2007. In early 2008 The Courteeners launched “What Took You So Long?”, their debut studio album, produced by Stephen Streets (The Smiths, Blur, The Cranberries). The second studio album titled “Falcon” was released in February 2010.

The Courteeners have released their latest album “Anna” on February 4th 2013, reaching number 1 in the Official midweek UK Chart by the Official UK Charts Company.

Irish Courteeners fans had a solid gig last Thursday in The Academy with Neon Wolf and Raglans getting them into the mood for an over one hour long set from the headliners. Though the show didn’t seem to be a sell-out, The Academy was quite crowded, with people singing along to most of the songs, even from the balcony. The set started strong with the band playing on a “foggy” stage, in front of their neon logo, with a slower few minutes towards the 40 minute mark with guitarist and lead singer Liam James Fray playing a few acoustic songs, while the rest of the band were backstage, getting ready for the end of the show. Some of their hits got the fans jumping and screaming once again, as the drew to a close.


Lucy Ivan

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