LOST ALONE LIVE REVIEW THE HORN ST ALBANS


THE HORN ST ALBANS 2014

After being nominated for best newcomer at the 2007 Kerrang! awards, Lost Alone sadly failed to make a real impact on the rock

world. Now seven years on things are changing, they have a fantastic new album out, Enter Shikari's management behind them and are playing at thIs years Sonisphere festival; it seems they are finally getting the recognition they deserve.

Playing in the intimate surroundings at The Horn in St Albans on the first night of their tour, feels like the band are playing in your front room. Steven Battelle tells me after the gig (dressed in his very rock n roll blue dressing gown) and sipping a Pepsi – he never drinks alcohol when touring. "I enjoy these smaller gigs" and it really does show. There is something both unnerving and comforting about being able to see the audience up close and Steven really relished this environment; totally at ease on stage he enjoys playful banter with the crowd and performs with energy and unbounded enthusiasm. Off stage he is surprisingly mellow, sitting his influences as Queen, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and Guns n Roses.- It's easy to see where