These very humble and cute guys hadn’t been anywhere near Northside before, so when they took the stage they were very humble and aware that they were competing for the audience with Caribou, who played at the same time.
They knew they had to grab the audience by the claws to make them stay so they quickly went from their opening number and straight to ’Modern Love’ that’s packed with ’sing-a-long’ choruses and spectacular melodies.
’Well this is fun! Are you having fun?’ lead singer Chris Caines asked in between the tunes. The audience answered with screams and especially the girls looked totally swooned by the young guys as they applauded.
Then they moved on to ’You’ that really got people to scream along to the lyrics backed up by fast and up-beat bass and drumplay: ’Yooooooooou make me feeeeeeel, like I’m hoooolding on to something reeeeal!’ it sounded from the front of the crowd and people started jumping around.
These very catchy and spectacular melodies made from keyboard play, electro sounds, hard drum play and magnificent guitar and bass had so much power that you, standing in the crowd, forgot that P6 beat is the smallest stage at Northside.
Coasts gave a lot of options to just jump around, and clap while smiling and really feeling the engagement of the band members. You could especially feel their presence during ’Wash Away’, where the lead singer threw himself to the floor, still singing his lungs out while lying there on his knees, throwing his head back. I kinda fell in love with their performance in this moment.
Coasts then played ’Wolves’, another earworm that would surely stick to your brain the rest of the day. After this, the band took their time to thank everyone who had ever listened to, or just talked about their music. They were so thankful and loveable.
During the whole concert, Chris Caines stood very close to the edge of the scene, and the front crowd went crazy when he FINALLY jumped down to join the audience at their last song; like he knew we were just waiting for it. And I must admit, that I’m a sucker for bands going all in, joining their audience in the crowd to suck up the love and atmosphere from the audience up close.
I have to give Coasts a lot of credit for being very talented live, and both instrumentally and vocally very skilled. They are actually even better live, than when listening to them at home on a record.
These talented, humble musicians did extremely well when competing with Caribou for the audience. (5/6)