Midwest emo legends captivate a huge audience at first London show since their comeback LP
Cai Trefor
15:21 13th February 2017

American Football are widely cited as the pioneers of the midwestern emo/indie-rock scene that came about in the late 90s - see also Braid, Sunny Day Real Estate and The Promise Ring - and late last year the prolific Illinois three-piece released their first album in 17 years (LP 2).

In support of the new record they set out on a UK tour and Gigwise went to check out the London leg. Photographer Zac Mahrouche braved the pit put to get a close glimpse of the Illnois four-piece.

American Football played LP2 in full:
Where Are We Now?
My Instincts Are the Enemy
Home Is Where the Haunt Is
Born to Lose
I've Been So Lost for So Long
Give Me the Gun
I Need a Drink (or Two or Three)
Desire Gets in the Way
Everyone Is Dressed Up
Encore:
The One With the Tambourine
Stay Home
Honestly?
For Sure
I'll See You When We're Both Not So Emotional
The Summer Ends
Never Meant

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  • 13 beautiful photos of American Football at Shepherd's Bush Empire, 11/02/2017

  • 13 beautiful photos of American Football at Shepherd's Bush Empire, 11/02/2017

  • 13 beautiful photos of American Football at Shepherd's Bush Empire, 11/02/2017

  • 13 beautiful photos of American Football at Shepherd's Bush Empire, 11/02/2017

  • 13 beautiful photos of American Football at Shepherd's Bush Empire, 11/02/2017

  • 13 beautiful photos of American Football at Shepherd's Bush Empire, 11/02/2017

  • 13 beautiful photos of American Football at Shepherd's Bush Empire, 11/02/2017

  • 13 beautiful photos of American Football at Shepherd's Bush Empire, 11/02/2017

  • 13 beautiful photos of American Football at Shepherd's Bush Empire, 11/02/2017

  • 13 beautiful photos of American Football at Shepherd's Bush Empire, 11/02/2017


Photo: Zac Mahrouche