As part of their extensive tour in support of 2018 debut EP, Summer is a Curse, Australian alternative/pop group, The Faim kicked off their UK tour with a sold-out show at The Joiners in Southampton. Having finished the Australian leg of tour just days before, there was no sign of any lack of energy, kicking off their set with one of their most popular releases, Saints of the Sinners, which had the crowd engaged instantly.
They performed all their releases, including Midland Line, When it Comes, and Make Believe as well as some unreleased tracks including Beautiful Drama and Fire.
Lead singer, Josh Raven joined the crowd to perform their stripped-back ballad, Where the River Runs with just backing keys from bandmate Stephen Beerkens. It was clear to see a lot of emotion went into this song. The crowd listened intently throughout with Raven thanking the crowd for sharing it with him. Raven returned to the stage to perform A Million Stars, with the crowd holding up lights and singing along.
They closed their set with debut single and biggest release, Summer is a Curse. The crowd went crazy from the first beat, singing along all the way through. Raven promised the fans that an album will be released later this year. It’s clear to see The Faim enjoy what they do, feeding off the energy from the crowd and putting it into their performance, whilst interacting with the crowd and each other throughout their set.
Review & photos by Phoebe Reeks