Online music publication, Faster Louder have reported that Joel Birch, singer with the Amity Affliction “was nowhere near up to his usual standard and sounded painfully stretched to its limit” during the band’s set at Unify Festival last weekend.
Given the band will take to the stage at Newcastle Panthers this Friday night (Jan 16), there are concerns the show will be marred by the same issues.
In the article published on Faster Louder Jonty Simmons wrote;
“The Amity Affliction suffered issues throughout the entirety of their set. Vocalist Joel Birch’s performance was nowhere near up to his usual standard and sounded painfully stretched to its limit. Clean singer and bassist Ahren Stringer nailed the notes during choruses, but assisting Joel with screams led to more vocal problems in the change-over. When the band left the stage, it wasn’t clear whether Joel’s voice would hold up for an encore but they returned with ‘Don’t Lean On Me’. Unfortunately – but understandably – they ditched crowd favourite ‘Open Letter’, which would have been a giant finale to the setlist”
Have you got tickets to the show and are you worried Joel might not be up to scratch?