Irish band Picture This, performing at the O2 Academy in Brixton for their ‘Life in Colour’ tour, put on a high energy and extremely entertaining show with a mix of new album tracks and older favourites. Opened by the talented Lea Heart and New Rules, who clearly had plenty of fans in the audience, by the time Picture This came on stage, the crowd was very excitable already. The band came on with ‘Things Are Different’, a single from recent release ‘Life in Colour’ before performing ‘You and I’ and ‘Never Change’ from their eponymous first album.
Frontman Ryan Hennessy had seemingly endless energy, dancing and jumping around from the front song to the last. The band also connected very well with the crowd, walking through a clearly adoring audience during ‘Saviour’ and bantering with a group of fans after an Irish flag was thrown on stage. During an acoustic performance of ‘Jane’ with just Ryan Hennessy and his guitar on stage, the venue was lit up by phone lights and in between songs was plenty of chanting and cheering from fans.
The band amped up the energy for their first closer ‘Everything or Nothing’ from their album ‘MDRN LV’ before coming back on stage for 3 more songs, ‘Unconditional’, a upbeat track that quickly had everyone back on their feet, ‘When We Were Young’ and finally closing with ‘Take My Heart’ from their first album which by the sound of it every single person in attendance knew the words to, before closing.
It was a great show and a really fun evening. Having never seen Picture This live before, I would definitely be keen to see them again!