The Airborne Toxic Event, Birmingham live review

Posted on 5 November 2011
By Tina Bass
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The crowd at the Birmingham HMV Institute was buzzing with anticipation as The Airborne Toxic Event arguably one of the best looking bands around took to the stage.

The eager crowd was hooked from the outset, as they opened with the title track from their latest album All At Once.

Frontman Mikel’s natural and humble rapport with the audience along with the band’s playful tussling during songs on stage portray them as being incredibly down to earth and make them even more likeable.

The set is an even mix of songs from their self-titled debut and their latest offering. From the beautifully haunting slower numbers to the more upbeat sounds of Gasoline, Numb and Wishing Well.

Sometime Around Midnight, the song that initially earned the band a place in the hearts of its listeners will remains a firm favourite.

Latest single All I Ever Wanted rounded off the set and loud cheers from the crowd saw the band return for their encore. For their penultimate track, they played stunning number The Graveyard Near The House and finished with the brilliant Happiness Is Overrated.