CHART HIT: Plain White T's
failed to pull in the crowds
Following a sell-out gig upstairs in the intimate Academy Two last August, the Plain White T's
returned to the North East, this time performing in the main Academy to a packed out audience.
Plain White T's
Newcastle Carling Academy, January 23, 7pm.
Zack and Jack--just finished up a tour with Boys Like Girls, hit England with Plain White T's
and spent the summer on Warped.
Plain White T's
are storming in like a hurricane, on a tide of 'band most likely to-s ...'The current single Hey There Delilah stands out as probably the best song on the album, with its slightly plaintive Nirvana meets Green Day vibe, but there are others, such as Gimme A Chance and Figure It Out that are pretty much straight down the line, eighties preppy collegeboy powerpop.
Joining banal forces with Tom Higginson of the Plain White T's
, Simpson sings about how she's making her soon-to-be ex-lover toss and turn in his sleep.
There were no new artists in the top five with Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's
, Kanye West's Stronger and James Blunt's 1973 all slipping one place each to third, fourth and fifth respectively.
THE Plain White T's
travelled all theThe way from Chicago to the Carling Academy in Newcastle to raise the roof with their distinctive music - and they did just that.
The suburban music scene has borne a number of big-name acts -- Smashing Pumpkins, Fall Out Boy, Plain White T's
and Smoking Popes among them.
PLAIN White T's
were kept waiting for their tickets, despite turning up early for the show.
8:30 p.m.: The video screen shows a live interview with the lead singer for the Plain White T's
, while the announcer reminds us that the band will be performing after the game.
Hey There Delilah by the Plain White T's
successfully defended second spot, while Kanye West's Stronger stuck on three and James Blunt's 1973 on four.