The last few weeks has seen Manchester four-piece Corella embark a tour across the UK, bringing happy vibes and indie riffs to the masses. Following the release of “Caught Up” earlier in the year, the tour ended in York at the Fulford Arms in what was an energetic performance and a perfect end to the tour.
The show had an infectious start with a huge intro followed by “Disco” before breaking into 2017 single “Say Something”. The party was well and truly in full swing with the packed Fulford Arms crowd singing the words back to Joel Smith and the rest of the band. With the venue as full as I’d ever seen it, the band continued with their previous releases with “See The Day”, an evident live favourite. Not many bands are so relaxed on stage so early on in their career, but there’s a certain flair and composure with Corella that’s often missing with others. Every time I see them they improve and right now are producing some of the best live indie music on the circuit.
New single “Caught Up” was performed incredibly well and the band closed out their set with “Waterfall” and “Fever”, two instant classics which really got the room bouncing. Such is the quality of “Fever”, you’d think it had been in the chart for several weeks given the response of the York crowd. Whilst the band is driven by front man Smith, Ben, Jack and James who form the band all have poise and are a very tight musical group. The harmonies were perfectly blended throughout with the balanced riffs and solos providing a well rounded performance.
The final track “Barcelona Girl” yet again took the set up another level. Without doubt the biggest reaction of the night, the song was a big success for Corella last year on the festival runs and looks set to provide the base for all sets in the future. What makes things even better with Corella, is they made time to speak to every person in the crowd after their set; they’re genuinely nice guys looking to make special music made for the big stages. I always struggle to find fault with Corella when seeing them live and if I had to say one thing, it’s that I think they are still nowhere near reaching the potential they have; right now they’re being pretty safe with their music, and if this is what they’re doing already, they’re going to be one hell of a band later down the line!