Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
After a hectic summer including 2am slot at Glastonbury, dubstep duo Chase & Status brought their Brand New Machine tour to Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena to a wave of fans dressed up in Halloween attire ready to get on their dancing shoes.
The Londoners are marking their tenth anniversary by touring arenas across the UK armed with new visuals, bringing a heap of special guests along and a long list of hit singles.
Tracks from the new album Gun Metal Grey and International open up and set the tone for the night – their new album explores different dance components from rap, soul, hard bass and house compiled into seventeen tracks. Older hits are showcased throughout the set.
MC Rage keeps the audience on their toes throughout the entire night, although his efforts aren’t needed with tracks from More Than A Lot and platinum No More Idols where mosh pits are formed across the floor.
The first guest singer, Moko is welcomed on stage to perform Like That and number five chart hit Count On Me – proven to become a future hit single judging by the audience’s response alongside many of their others. Pulsing house vibes come from tracks on the latest album such as Pressure and Blk &; Blu before hip hop Machine Gun is brought to life with visuals of Pusha T after the unfortunate announcement he wouldn’t be appearing for his support slot.
Everyone’s favourite put the Capital FM’s floor to the test when Tempa T stormed on stage kitted in Adidas to blast out Hypest Hype keeping the mood sky high throughout all the obvious Chase & Status classics such as Time, End Credits, Pieces and Let You Go.
Blind Faith shines when Liam Bailey causes everyone to put their arms in the air before returning to perform an upbeat tempo Killing in the Name Of and Fool Yourself.
Chase & Status are stopping at nothing and will be sticking around a lot longer judging by their live performances. Hats off.
All words by Lucy Thompson. Find more by Lucy on Louder Than War here.