GIG REVIEW – Patent Pending at O2 Islington Academy 21/10/14

Positivity in bands aren’t often portrayed in live shows despite how much they promote it, but with Patent Pending , especially at the London show, that positivity can be seen and felt through band and crowd through out the whole night. Everything this band is, promotes and believes in resonates strongly, which made  the live show enjoyable and felt I was a part of the show.
Patent Pending played at 21 song set promoting their album, Brighter which included favourites such as “Psycho in love”. Each band member, played with enthusiasm , especially with frontman, Joe Ragosta often coming to the barriers, to connect with the fans. The set was humorous and it was clear that the band were thankful with where they are at their career, thanking Bowling for soup for taking them out on the road last year. Highlights of the show were when Joe made fun of few people at the bar which led him to crowd surf, songs such as Classic You, All star hipster and Douchebag were fun to sing along to.
The band played a few covers such as “I’ll be there for you” by The Rembrandts and “Every time we touch” by Cascada as their own rendition, by this point, the atmosphere of the room was displayed with excitement along with the great stage presence of the band.
Something that stood out was the encouraging message from Joe before announcing “One less lonely heart to break”, the band has always strongly shown their fans to be strong despite depression and it is evidently shown through the song.
Overall this show is evidence of how far this band has come from through musically and through live shows, and there is no doubt where the future will lead Patent Pending to.

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