It’s Friday evening, and Bolton four-piece Unknown Refuge fire the first shots of the weekend. As I look behind me, it is good to see a substantial crowd for this young band. They’re a band I have seen a few times now, but this is the first time with this new line-up.
They open their set with the heavy and riffy Bad Guy, which gets plenty of heads bobbing along. Next up is their single from 2022, Drop a Gear, another heavy one, which the crowd thoroughly enjoy hearing played live. The face melting continues in their third song, Palace Walls, which is from their From the Darkness album and is definitely one to add to your playlists.
Graces is up next and this is closely followed by two of my favourite Unknown Refuge songs, Journey and Battle Hymn, the latter getting the crowd really engaged and singing along. This young band know how to work an audience, having fans in abundance going by the number of Unknown Refuge t-shirts that are on display. Next up we are treated to their latest single Bewitched and I for one am really enjoying this one.
This is a young band, really on fire right now and the audience is really enjoying their music. The final song is the real head bobbing Into the Light, taken from the From The Darkness album.