Patent Pending + Boy Jumps Ship @ Rock City, Nottingham, 27th April, 2017

Patent Pending + Boy Jumps Ship @ Rock City, Nottingham, 27th April, 2017Patent Pending + Boy Jumps Ship @ Rock City, Nottingham, 27th April, 2017Patent Pending + Boy Jumps Ship @ Rock City, Nottingham, 27th April, 2017Patent Pending + Boy Jumps Ship @ Rock City, Nottingham, 27th April, 2017Patent Pending + Boy Jumps Ship @ Rock City, Nottingham, 27th April, 2017Patent Pending + Boy Jumps Ship @ Rock City, Nottingham, 27th April, 2017Patent Pending + Boy Jumps Ship @ Rock City, Nottingham, 27th April, 2017Patent Pending + Boy Jumps Ship @ Rock City, Nottingham, 27th April, 2017Patent Pending + Boy Jumps Ship @ Rock City, Nottingham, 27th April, 2017

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Boy Jumps Ship were a tight opener for Patent Pending at Rock City tonight.

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The alternative rock band hailing from Newcastle rose to prominence by touring the UK and Europe with bands such as We Are The Ocean and Maximo Park. Since then they have been reviewed favourably by Rocksound and Kerrang! Magazine.

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Their hard rocky sound and the vocal performance reminded me of Taking Back Sunday; a band which takes advantage of smaller intimate venues and gets the crowd involved.  Mix that in with some cutting edge riffs and hard hitting choruses and you have a catalyst for a new band with great potential. With ‘Call to Arms’, it wasn’t hard to miss their Brand New-esque influence; with emotional; almost confessional lyrics.

The title track ‘Burn’ from their lastest album ‘Wake up’ released in April 2016, had some classic rock elements, with bigger riffs and faster drumming. It’s refreshing to see a new band have different moods for different songs and the ability to mix it up where they can.

One to watch.

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Patent Pending took to the stage with the entire room raising their hands in anticipation. The energetic lead singer Joe Ragosta headed straight for the crowd and he sang their first song ‘Love is Anarchy’ along with the vocal fans.

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Due to the intimate nature of the Rock City’s Basement room we were all in, I quite literally felt like I was stood on the stage with the band at this point. Sorry guys.

‘I Already Know (She Don’t Give A Shit About Me)’ also went down a treat, the energy from the band gradually building up tempo and showing no signs of slowing down. The song, firmly in Pop Punk territory, bared resemblances to Sum 41 and Bowling For Soup; slow guitar notes over the lyrics with quicker riffs threaded inbetween and effective drumming from Anthony Mingoia giving the bass some punch. After this song a crowdsurfing race took place – and it looked so much fun.

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‘Psycho in Love’ was another popular song from the band, with a recurring theme of relationships taking the stage, as so popular with the genre. Each and every song they play takes me back to my high school years; reminding me of summer and festival season. They brought nostalgic smiles to the room.

In between songs vocalist Joe interacted with the crowd quirkily, swearing at his speaker for ‘making the same noise over and over again’ and telling one fan that he liked his hairstyle. Showing their young at heart nature they even played, ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ by Rick Astley in the middle of their set, effectively ‘rick rolling’ the audience. It brought a lot of laughs to the room and amplified their jokey and happy nature.

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They wound down their set with more punkish songs to end with energy, ‘Anti-Everything’ and ‘Riot Hearts Rebellion’ gave us a room of jumping fans; with the latter being a singalong too.

Patent Pending performed with energy and nostalgia tonight; Pop Punk is not dead yet and with bands like Patent Pending the loyal fanbase remains ever strong.

 

Review and Photographs: Neale Hayes

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