@ O2 Islington Academy, London, UK
Friday 26th September 2014
Review by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs
Photos by Graham Hilling
Given the welcoming reception of cap-n-scarf wearing, club-bearing lackeys staring down the punters on the way in, it’s clear that King 810 are trying. And by that we mean they’re clearly super aware of the reputation the media has built for them, and are trying to keep the walls up. It’s the kind of reputation your mum wouldn’t like, but you got to wonder who else cares. Away from “murder town” and here at their first gig in London town, King 810 don’t seem so controversial. Hell, the muscle is cracking smiles for the camera as opposed to heads.