Judas @ The Lexington in London, UK
Review & Photography by: Guy Hurst
Judas may be the new kids on the block, but they bring the noise like there’s no tomorrow.
Supported by Koates, Elise Wouters and Elasticated Waste Band, who unexpectedly pulled out a mean countryfied cover of All The Single Ladies by Beyoncé, paved the way for an evening of good feels and smiles for the pièces de résistance, which tonight is Judas.
You may have previously seen them perform at such festivals by the likes of Leeds Festival, Isle of Wright, Y Not, Kendal Calling, Tramlines and many, many more, but on a brisk Saturday evening at North London’s intimate and uniquely spectacular venue The Lextington, Judas donned the stage for a one-off charity event, where they flexed their self-titled EP’s greatest hits to a packed house, where every single attendee was buzzing and singing along to every melodic chorus throughout the evening. And boy, I can see why. Their songs are so, so catchy. Often being compared to U2, Kings of Leon and a touch of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Judas stretch not only vocal talents, but also their musical range, with all the harmonies and harmonics any one song can take.
Playing a short, but sweet headline slot, Judas performed such popular tracks like New York, Some People and Sister, for an energetic and loud night to remember. The atmosphere was electric, which may be because of how spectacular the lighting and sound system was for such a petite venue. They ended their set by playing their most famous of tracks, Ceasefire, for a strong finish to an already quality set. Absolutely lovely lads performing for such a worthy cause, where they even stuck around and chatted to everyone who wanted a chinwag. Judas are definitely a band to go places, far and wide.