July 16, 2024

The Snuts – The Grand Social, Dublin

Review and photos of The Snuts show in The Grand Social, Dublin.

The Scottish “sens” turned it up a notch in Dublin last night. Winding down on their current tour promoting recent single Juan Belmonte which they finish up in Manchester on the 30th October. Have a look at tour dates here.

Fast becoming one of the hottest exports out of the Scottish Isles, The Snuts have been running rampant through the UK and Europe this year, adding to their loyal fan base at every stop. Also having fellow Scot Lewis Capaldi invite them out for support slots which will include more dates this November.

Taking to the stage to the thumping sound of Notorious B.I.G’s “Juicy” the band were met by an already buzzed crowd. Chants of “Snuts, Snuts, Snuts” rang out and drink was already flying about, that’s the energy that this four-piece evoke in their fans. There’s no time for dipping your toe in, you just go with it and enjoy one of the best nights you’ll have in a dark, sweaty room.

Being young lads from Withburn, West Lothian the halfway mark between Glasgow and Edinburgh it’s no surprise that their energy and antics are fueled by the local delicacy “Buckfast”. Both the band and fans know what they’re there for. A good fucking time and bucky is an essential part.

Coming out of the blocks rip-roaring with hits like “All Your Friends” early in the set, the tempo was brought down by frontman Jack Cochrane mid-set. Which he made note isn’t an intentional part of the set and that the other boys just needed a smoke. He offered up the choice of a cover during this solo performance, Oasis “Talk Tonight” and Ronan Keating’s version of “When you say nothing at all” and was very surprised to hear the Irish crowd turn on one of its own. He quickly reprimanded the crowd on their lack of loyalty while taking a slug of bucky and starting into the Oasis cover.

The highlight of the night was watching the crowd sing along to “What’s going on” one of The Snuts top tunes. A fine example of the joy that this band brings to the fans that pack in early and head straight to the front of the stage and bring the noise all night.

These lads are always high on my list of recommendations of “must-see-live” bands. The atmosphere alone needs to be felt, one of the final whistle of a title-clinching win for your favourite football team. Drink will be spilt, shirts swung above heads and friendly embraces with strangers. An unfailing good night every time.

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