State Champs with Seaway and Stand Atlantic @ Round House, London (Live Review)

Fresh from releasing their latest album Skinny Dipping, Stand Atlantic take to the stage. Mixing radio fuzz and static-laced pop style vocals Stand Atlantic is a refreshing new sound still birthed from pop-punk routes. There is nothing generic about them as they put on an impressive performance, demonstrating a sound like nothing before them.

Opening with Best Mistake Seaway are explosive and restless with energy, just like the crowd in front of them. Seaway are an example of great pop punk. Eccentric lead singer Ryan Locke’s presence is enticing and full of character. Each song Seaway perform is biting and brilliant from start to finish and a great warmup for the headliners State Champs.

Tonight the Round House’s stage is owned by State champs as they riot onto the stage, they are unstoppable. Their set is filled with everything a good pop punk show should have from impressive jumps to shocking pyros. Derek DiScanio sings with an astounding amount of passion. The set is filled with turbulent emotion and an unparalleled stage presence. The only time things calm down is during the lead singers beautiful acoustic version of If I’m lucky which was utterly mesmerising. Things pick up again with Our Time To Go. The crowd are frantic for All You Are Is History. State Champs concluded their night with Elevated and Secrets, an electrifying end to a brilliant set.