Tuesday 7 August 2012

Amy Can Flyy // Live Review, Manchester Sound Control

You may remember that Est.1987 caught up with Bournemouth pop-punkers Amy Can Flyy earlier this summer. The boys had been away working hard on a new EP, “The Start”, and prepping to go out on the road. Well, the tour came around pretty soon and the boys have been out with That Sunday Feeling and Falling Faster. 
Of course Est.1987 couldn’t pass up the opportunity to head down to Manchester on the final night to check out their live show…

Amy Can Flyy has worked hard touring and writing to hone and perfect their sound. They are quirky, catchy and definitely attract the odd female fan or one hundred, but with a new EP on the horizon what would their live show bring as they take to the stage at Soundcontrol in Manchester? With infectious pop sensibilities, Amy Can Flyy infuses their songs with huge guitar hooks and synth rhythms that are undeniably appealing.

Amy Can Flyy on stage

This may be the last night of the tour, but the band’s energy levels haven’t dipped and the Bournemouth four-piece bound on to the stage, setting the pace for the evening playing a track from their new E.P. “Puzzle Piece” harnesses the catchy pop-punk feel that Amy Can Flyy bring to their songs and they start as they mean to go on; tight, playful and spontaneously leaping up and down the stage.

Lead singer Ben on stage at Sound Control
Amy Can Flyy undoubtedly has an immediate appeal; the line of female fans at the front of the stage shows that. However, the songs from the new E.P take the knack of song writing to the next level. When Est.1987 spoke to Amy Can Flyy drummer, Fuzz, about the new EP he said that previous release “Letting Go Of The Monster” was just practice. Now it's time for the real deal. “You Can’t Stop Us Now” perfectly shows that off; it is bigger, more epic in nature and charges through the crowd. Older favourites “I Like My Girlfriend” and “Doctor Doctor” drive the crowd to sing along, and “Doctor Doctor” is given a new twist in the form of a few Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” lyrics!  Fast forwarding back to the new EP, Amy Can Flyy burst in to the aptly named title track “The Start”. Perhaps the most popular track of the evening, even though it is yet to be released, it just proves how on the up the band is. “The Start”, although slightly slower, has an epic quality and is immediately infectious and soars through the venue. The song builds and has the entire audience clapping along to the electronic rhythms with impressive vocals by lead singer Ben

Front-man Ben

Amy Can Flyy closes the set with “Letting Go of The Monster”, and to some, who may say pop-punk has become tiresome, here tonight the band proves that the scene is far from dead. It would be fair to say that being on the road can either take its toll on a band or fuel their passion and performance. The latter was seen in Amy Can Flyy tonight who were fervent and precise, putting on a dazzling performance. The new  E.P marks the next chapter for the band and we can’t wait to see what else they have in store; they are a band that just keeps on getting better.
And to read the interview with Amy Can Flyy and see what they had to say about the new record, touring and how Bournemouth is a mini California click HERE.