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The once clouded in mystery quartet from Manchester, England – WU LYF – played Voyeur Nightclub in Philly on November 5th. Ellery James Roberts (Vocals, Organ), Thomas David Francis McClung (Vocals, Bass, Guitar), Evans Kati (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica) and Joseph Louis Harland Manning (Drums, Piano) incensed the crowd to frenzy with their Indie Post-Rock assault leaving no one untouched. A show charged with immense energy from beginning to end, the WU LYF set was one for the ages and a true pleasure to witness.
Caught in a sea of people we watched as the band delivered songs as good as those pressed in studio and for some it would have been hard to tell the difference. Whether or not this was concert-drunkenness talking we can’t be quite sure. What we do know was that a giant WU LYF sign was perched prominently in the DJ booth. Ellery had a sweet jean jacket on with the WU LYF detail emblazoned on the back. They came with lights and graphics which were projected onto the screens above the main floor. Smoke hung in the air as people lit up inside the club (smoking allowed) and was defrayed by the constantly moving beams of light from the venue’s light system. Crazy stuff guys. Add to that the sounds of WU LYF and this thing was classic.
We could go on about the band but instead present a series of videos we took from the pit as the masses swarmed and WU LYF dominated the stage: