There is a certain thrill to meeting a band in an intimate club... The propulsive American four-piece have spent their career to date being compared to their fellow New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen, and are impressively defiant about this fact. The Boss has lent them his seal of approval and their fourth album, Handwritten, has long-time Springsteen producer Brendan O'Brien at the helm, yet the Gaslight Anthem are anything but copyists. Instead they are an immensely thrilling live experience, overwhelming any cynicism with a breathless set of effervescent, life-affirming rock'n'roll songs that deal only in heartbreak or giddy delight. Check out Get Hurt, Gaslight's latest brilliant release.
Support act: The Scandals